Category Archives: Focus

Musical Messages from the Universe

Recently I experienced such a profound betrayal that I couldn’t sleep at night. As I attempted to come to grips with the situation, I began to notice musical messages from the universe. Part of what led to the betrayal was … Continue reading

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Drinking from the Saucer

When asked how she was doing, a woman I know answered that her cup was overflowing and she was drinking from the saucer.  The visual made me smile and I always remembered it. Recently I had a ‘drinking from the … Continue reading

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The foot that keeps on giving!

Anticipating a long wait when I accompanied my husband to his doctor’s appointment, I armed myself with a book.  About twenty minutes into our wait, it occurred to me that we should sit closer to the entrance to the doctor’s … Continue reading

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Moving slowly in a fast paced world

“Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the heel bone, heel bone connected to the ankle bone…” We used to sing this song as kids.  Recently I’ve had a practical understanding of the song’s wisdom. Putting … Continue reading

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Just for Joy

Because my monthly women’s group meeting occurred a few days after the Summer Solstice,  I chose the theme of joy. We discussed what we enjoy most about summer, as well as what brings us joy and keeps us connected to … Continue reading

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Resilience and Aging

As I reflected further on Joan Boryesenko’s research on resilience, I realized again how important resilience is to aging. My mother, who is a stone’s throw away from her 89th birthday, is a model of this for me. Last week … Continue reading

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Love and Loss

One morning, I spotted two baby swans in a pond near my home. Their grayish feathers made them blend into the environment. Their discovery delighted me. For the next couple weeks, when I biked by the pond or took a … Continue reading

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Yet another reminder about focus

After using an exercise DVD dozens of times, I noticed the back of someone’s head appear briefly in the bottom right hand corner of the video. The person accidentally moved into camera range and just as quickly moved out. I … Continue reading

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A small reminder about the power of focus

While repotting herbs on the back porch, I felt a pinch. When I looked down at my flip flops, I spotted something very small on one of my toes. I flicked it off and continued my work. A little while … Continue reading

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Legacy

My friend Mare’s sister, Cindy, said that when someone she loves dies, she thinks about what she most admired about that person. She then strives to incorporate that admirable quality into her own life.  This idea appealed to me. When … Continue reading

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