Though I’ve spoken about breast cancer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure (emphasizing the importance of early screening and detection), until a week ago I had never had a mammogram. In my training I’d been taught that mammograms weren’t that accurate or useful in women under 40 (our health system’s protocols reflect that), so …Continue Reading »
The other day I went to my weekly private flamenco class with one of my favorite flamenco teachers, at the tiny little flamenco studio in his house. Per my usual routine, I walked in the unlocked door, yelled out “Hola!”, took off my street shoes and put on my beloved tattered red rehearsal shoes.
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When you were a child, what did you love to do most? What were you going to be, when you grew up? This weekend when I gave the workshop at a women’s event, one participant remembered – with some surprise – that when she was little, she couldn’t stop tap dancing.
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Most people have a love-hate relationship with the Christmas season – we love the reason for the season (Christ’s birth and life) and the family, friends, fun and festivities, but as the pace picks up we get overwhelmed both physically and financially. We end up with too much on our plates, both literally and figuratively! …Continue Reading »
I frequently talk about relationships as one of the most important contributors to your health and happiness. And it’s not just your closest relationships – the number of social contacts you have in your daily life, period (including the bank teller and your neighbor down the street) are directly associated with your well-being. Last week …Continue Reading »
Do you feel stressed out about finding your purpose? Are you afraid that the turns and twists your life has taken have been little more than wasted time? The answer might be just around the corner – or right under your nose.
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I love Twitter – not so much for tweeting mundane things about what I’m doing with my time, but for the wealth of information that tweets across my “home page” through the course of the day. Yesterday @cheergiver tweeted a link to the following article from U.S. News & World Report: “10 Secrets to Finding …Continue Reading »
Is it possible to maintain a fearless attitude? Would that just be denial?
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Here I am in Vancouver, it’s a glorious sunny day, and yet again I’ve only been outside for a couple of minutes. It’s the usual – I try to get through my long to-do list for the day, and set the goal that by the end of the day, my reward will be going outside for a long …Continue Reading »
When I work with coaching clients, I’ve found that often our first couple of sessions end up being about clearing up relationship drama in their lives. Often, we’re so wrapped up in what our partner is doing, or not doing, that we can’t even start to focus on what we want or need to do …Continue Reading »