Category Archives: health

Movie Review: “Wit”

Starring Emma Thompson Every once in a while I come across a movie that really gets to me. The kind that I’m glued to, even when the subject matter is tough. Last night I watched such a movie. It’s called … Continue reading

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Fall at Last!

Fall has arrived –  at last! It comes late to south central Florida. Almost Thanksgiving and still in the muggy 80s yesterday, but today it’s a cool, gray, damp, blustery day.  Barely 70. Chilly for these parts! Wanting to get … Continue reading

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The Oasis

Every once in a while you’re going about business as usual and find yourself in the middle of something special. Yesterday was that kind of day. It was a warm August morning in my part of Florida and getting warmer … Continue reading

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Conscious Complaining

I’ve been under the weather for much longer than I think is necessary. One thing after another!  It’s been over a month now and I’ve had it with being sidelined. So I emailed a good friend – facilitator of my … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Bored

“Boredom really isn’t as bad as most of us in the western world make it out to be,” says the New Age self-help book I’m reading at the front desk during a very low-traffic lunch hour, to keep from being … Continue reading

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Making the Most of a Florida Summer

I’m a native-born Florida girl. Deep roots here and I’m not leaving. But I hate the hot, humid, swampy, sweltering, bug-filled summers. I’ve never gotten used to them. But, having said that, I refuse to waste an ounce of energy … Continue reading

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Reading Poetry Aloud

When I arrived in the classroom the tables were almost filled. I looked around and saw some familiar faces.  That was a relief. I had mixed feelings about this class. I’d signed up for it in spite of considerable resistance.  … Continue reading

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A Very Very Nice Day

Today was a perfect 10. It started with a good night’s rest and an adventure on the way. As soon as I tumbled out of bed, I threw on my robe and popped outside to check the weather. Perfect. 70s … Continue reading

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Three Things

“Not every day is good, but there’s something good in every day.” Anonymous Several months ago, in the throes of a painful breakup, I went to a grief workshop at a local retreat center. I’m sure it did me good– … Continue reading

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Presence on a Monday Morning

As I sat cross-legged on my sofa this morning, facing the south window– open to catch a breeze, I tried to be in my skin, tune out the static in my head. Presence it’s called. And as I sat– eyes … Continue reading

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