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Good Grief

A dear friend of mine passed away a couple of days ago and I find myself pierced with grief.  It’s a full mind, body, spirit engulfment, isn’t it?  It takes you deep within to those spaces within yourself that hold memories that both heal…

Rising Above Chronic Illness

When I was a massage instructor, I was entrusted with the responsibility to ensure students utilized proper body mechanics while creating their massage techniques.  Often, I would get a student who would exclaim that they couldn’t accommodate…

Reunited!

After a five-month hiatus, it is my great honor to return to the Hometown Gazette and reconnect with all of you on a bi-weekly basis.  During our time apart, I often thought about what I would share with you upon my return.  There were many…

What I Expect.

Do you have a certain company or service that, when you ring their customer line, you feel your heart rate escalate?  Admittedly, I have several where I feel myself becoming less grounded at each computerized prompt, knowing that what is being…

Who Do You Love?

Who do you love?  It seems a pretty straight forward question, right?  Perhaps you responded with the name of an individual, or those of your children, or a pet?  Did anyone respond, “Me!”?  Because here’s what I’ve been noticing…

Clean Slate

Happy New Year!  On this second day of the year, as we embrace what feels like the ultimate clean slate, remind me again what your resolutions were for this past year? Perhaps you wrote them down somewhere?  Maybe they’re taped to your…

Where's the Proof?

What has been brought to my attention lately is how accepting most of us are regarding self-help books and media.  It seems that so often we tend to trust in the marketing, but yet we very rarely know or look into, the validity of the claims.  I…

A Million and One

I have spent the last few days working on my final paper for my Counseling Theories course, and I’ve likely got a couple more to go.  The paper asks me to consider the past eleven major psychological theories that we have been focusing on,…

Just Sit There and Do Nothing

I’m always fascinated talking with individuals about their thoughts on what meditation is, and is not.  Why they feel it is or isn’t all that important.  I’ve been flat out told, “I would never just sit there when there is so much…

For Years Now

  I was reading this morning about the development of self.  At what stages of our life we begin to recognize ourselves as separate, and also how we begin to define that self, both socially and internally. The information was absolutely…