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Health + Well Being

Thursday Thought: Sleep

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon Yes, yes. I’m reminded of this, even when I don’t get the sleep I need for stretches at a time. Reminded that sometimes being silent, rather than tossing and turning and trying to fall asleep, it’s okay to simply be still, silent. Reminded to take in […]

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Thursday Thought: Forward Movement

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney You can plan and plan until you’re blue in the face—which is morbid enough if you take this literally. The only way you’re going to get from point A to point Z is to start making some alphabet soup in the […]

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Thursday Thought: Feel All the Feelings!

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. Jim Rohn Feel sad. Feel mad. Feel hurt. Feel awful. Feel self-pity. Feel icky. Feel alone. Feel the feelings. Feel all the feelings. Those feelings don’t just go away because you choose to ignore them in any given moment. Just like […]

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Thursday Thought: Meditation

Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.  —Natalie Goldberg Meditation is personal. Don’t let anyone tell you how to do it “right.” Write it. Think it. Silence it. Sit it. Stand it. Dance it. However you’re doing, it’s […]

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Thursday Thought: Got Big Dreams?

Don’t get caught up in sweeping generalizations that keep you from going after your dreams.

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Creating a New Normal

Every second Saturday I run a grief support group at The Center in Long Beach. Sometimes two people show up, sometimes twenty. This past weekend we had somewhere between two and twenty; some new, some veterans; all with the same goal to identify the answer to the following question: Who the hell am I now that ____________ is […]

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