Posts Tagged ‘ permission for self-care ’

Reflections on Father’s Day

Years ago I was in a workshop with my professor, Sam Osherson, who offered a four-day workshop on “Restoring the Broken Link between Fathers and Sons.” (That probably wasn’t the exact title, it was a long time ago, but that was the gist). I was intrigued and signed up for it. The next three and […]

Posted on 06/19/2017 03:48 pm | 1 Comment
 

Shifting Gears: More on Transitions

If you follow along with me on FB, you know transitions have been a theme the last few weeks. One thing that makes them doable is the punctuation at the end. (I was saddened when I learn that two spaces after a period was no longer proper grammatical style.) Ok, so I’ll change metaphors. The […]

Posted on 06/13/2017 05:39 pm | Comments Off on Shifting Gears: More on Transitions
 

How’d it Go? Mother’s Day Part 2

You’ve celebrated—or survived—another Mother’s Day. Whatever the day held, your experience of Mother’s Day was unique. It was yours, and yours alone. But the question I want to ask on this week after Mother’s Day is universal. Now that you’ve had your experience of Mother’s Day, how did you mother yourself? Were you kind and […]

Posted on 05/15/2017 06:01 am | Comments Off on How’d it Go? Mother’s Day Part 2
 

Mother’s Day: The Perfect Gift—But for Whom?

When I think of celebrating Mother’s Day, I think of having my children here at home with me, spending time together as a family. That would be the perfect gift.   Or would it?   On the one hand, being with my kids and doing something special, like going on a bike ride together on […]

Posted on 05/10/2017 05:43 pm | Comments Off on Mother’s Day: The Perfect Gift—But for Whom?
 

Can You Think and Feel at the Same Time?

Thirty minutes flew by last week when I was being interviewed by my friend and colleague, Donna Parker. She’s an acupuncturist and health coach with a radio show—way cool. I hope you’ll listen in as we discuss thinking and feeling at the same time, ways we recreate upsets from the past and simple solutions to […]

Posted on 04/26/2017 07:35 pm | Comments Off on Can You Think and Feel at the Same Time?
 

Living is More Brilliant When You Practice Dying

“Practice dying.” That is family therapist Carl Whitaker’s advice on living fully (he was quoting Plato). Throughout the 25 years that quote has been posted on my bulletin board, I’ve revised my interpretation of it from time to time. After being so ill once that I literally did have one foot in the grave, I’ve […]

Posted on 04/13/2017 08:40 am | Comments Off on Living is More Brilliant When You Practice Dying
 

How High Can You Fly? The Freedom of ‘Winging It’

Scratching around for what to fix for dinner, I pulled shrimp out of the freezer and asked my daughter to marinade them in something. As she poured Ponzu over the shrimp, she asked “Is this a ‘wing-it’ marinade”? Since she tends to cling to rules (unlike her mother-maybe it skips a generation), cooking without a […]

Posted on 03/12/2017 03:41 pm | Comments Off on How High Can You Fly? The Freedom of ‘Winging It’
 

I Think I’ve Got It!

Well, I had it for a brief moment. Thank goodness I lived on a farm for 20 years. I learned to temper my frustration by accepting that maintenance takes the most time. By spending more time filling tanks, sharpening blades or replacing bolts than I spent mowing, I learned to slow down and take one […]

Posted on 03/07/2017 06:14 am | Comments Off on I Think I’ve Got It!
 

Keeping the Holidays Bright

The holidays have arrived. During the Thanksgiving meal, we went around the table offering our personal thanks in a collective cornucopia of gratitude. The contribution that continues to stand out for me was offered by my son when he said, “I’m thankful that my family doesn’t bicker and fuss and tank the holidays.” Impressed by […]

Posted on 12/20/2016 08:11 am | 2 Comments
 

Permission Granted

Most people, especially those new to practicing self-care, want some sort of validation (“Taking care of yourself is a good thing”) if not permission (“You deserve to take care of yourself”) so they can attend to who they are and what they need.     How about you? Do you have permission: To choose what […]

Posted on 02/02/2016 11:21 am | Comments Off on Permission Granted
 
 
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