Category Archives: Self-Awareness

That Friday Night Feeling

  I just spent the better part of an hour and a half writing and talking about the issue of self-trust. It’s a biggie and the umbrella under which each of us travels through every day and night of our … Continue reading

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Personal Take Cont. (WT, as well)

  I came home from the hospital to a totally different environment than the one I had left beneath the rear wheel of my father’s big black Pontiac. My world had been altered and, when I looked in the mirror, … Continue reading

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Masks

An old friend of mine, wrote a blog yesterday,    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=421091304&blogID=449405861    about the grief she felt concerning the suicide of a new friend. In it, she spoke quite eloquently about the masks we wear in public, sometimes in private. Use them to … Continue reading

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Opposite Sides And Another Challenge

I truly like to hear at least two sides of an issue before making a decision. In my last blog, I wrote about why we have difficulty with admitting that we don’t know certain things. I knew when I finished, that I … Continue reading

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I Just Don’t Know

One of the greatest, and possibly most profound, advantages of keeping a journal is that it is the one secure place where one can openly admit that one simply doesn’t know. Why is that the hardest thing to do? To just … Continue reading

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A Balancing Act (With Questions)

I recently received an email which contained a video of an amazing Russian balancing act. A young woman stepped onto a spongy pole held, on either end, by two young men. She proceeded to do flips and somersaults, high into … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

There are those days, when I don’t wish to write prose. When as soon as I try to compose stately sentences that march cleanly across the page and down between the margins, the pen starts dancing to its own music, … Continue reading

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One Moment

11/5/08 We have a new president today, Barack Obama. Each of us has partaken in a distinct moment of history in this past twenty-four hours. We, all together, have opened a new door of possibilities, not just for ourselves, but for each … Continue reading

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Talisman

I made another trip to Dictionary.com this morning, before coming here. I had been talking to a friend in Arizona, and she was telling me about a picture she had found and carried around with her because she so liked the … Continue reading

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What Did You Say?

We all know there is a difference between hearing and listening. We can hear a thing many times before we  understand what is being said. When we actually listen, we hear on a different level. I believe that people who write … Continue reading

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