Category Archives: Story

More Tales From The Foot

One of the most difficult parts of my recent foot pain was my inability to take my morning walks. These walks not only provide physical exercise but refresh me mentally. As my foot began to heal, I slowly and carefully … Continue reading

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A new story line

My Lenten practice this year was to fast from believing the stories that I tell myself. Although I didn’t do this with 100% success, I did receive a gift from the fast. As I observed my stories, certain themes emerged. … Continue reading

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Lenten Fast

I didn’t realize last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday until I went to yoga class and saw two people with ashes on their foreheads. Lent, the 40 day preparation for Easter, had begun. As a child, Lent meant giving up something … Continue reading

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Our Stories Create Our Filters

In a conversation with my sister about Tom’s recent illness, I commented about the expense of the medications.  “Do you need money?” she asked.  “No,” I quickly responded. When I recounted the conversation to my friend Lila the next day, I … Continue reading

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Yet More Truth Telling

Many years ago, when I was a new staff member for a small non-profit organization , I was informed of a ‘no gunny sacking’ guideline. When I asked for further explanation, the executive director explained, “When something bothers you, say something immediately. If … Continue reading

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How Stereotypes Remind Us To Be Curious

“Stereotypes have truth in them but they are not the complete story,” said a woman I met last weekend.  She was born and bred in the South and I was asking her questions about her experience and what it meant … Continue reading

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The Power of Habit #5

My husband, Tom, and I recently became interested in a TV series that went off the air in 2010. Saving Grace is a cop show with a twist that is set in Oklahoma City. One episode involved a white supremacist … Continue reading

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Who am I without my story?

Sunday I met several new people at a social event.  When asked how I liked living here, I reported the three aspects that I like—being close to mom, living by the water and our wonderful spiritual community.  I also felt … Continue reading

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How Our Stories Create Our Experience

My sister, Maria, and I recently reminisced about our dad.  We marveled at the ease with which he learned to use the MP3 player we’d bought him to take to dialysis.  His ease contrasted with my angst about setting the … Continue reading

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