Category Archives: life

Transitions

How do you handle transitions? Are they easy for you? Do you move from one job or activity or phase of life with grace, or are you like me and get pulled so hard in two directions, clinging to the … Continue reading

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My Other Mothers

I love my mother very much. She means the world to me. Not only has she been a wonderful mother, she is also a good friend and she had been there for me for everything, no questions asked. On this … Continue reading

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When I Love Tucson

Sometimes I really love Tucson. What happened here after Prince died is one example. The music and movie community rallied and events were planned to celebrate his music. At our local, independent theater, The Loft Cinema, they hosted a Purple … Continue reading

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GRW-Gradual Release of Worry

In my work as a reading tutor, I learned a strategy called GRR or Gradual Release of Responsibility. Basically, with GRR the tutor or teacher gradually releases the responsibility of the student’s learning from teacher-led to student-led. In my job … Continue reading

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Mommy Radar

I’m fast asleep when all of a sudden, BAM!, I wake up. I do the normal check: Noise? Bad dream? Do I have to go to the bathroom? Am I hot? Cold? No. No. No. No. No. I turn and … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Robots

Artificial Intelligence scares me. Terrifies me. In my own human, intelligent, rational brain I know that AI means different things and has many different levels. I know, for example, that my internet search engine is a form of artificial intelligence. … Continue reading

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Off the Wall

If you ever have the chance to be in a flash mob…do it. I’ve been participating in a dance workshop that will end in a performance, but along the way our teacher decided it would be fun for us to … Continue reading

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The Fourth Way

Fight, Flight, or Freeze. The three ways humans deal with an attack or an extremely stressful situation. Aikido training offers a fourth way–Blend. Absorb an attacker’s energy. Redirect it. Change the nature of the conflict. The way to do this … Continue reading

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Comfort Shows

Comfort foods. We all have them. For me, it’s mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, and chicken noodle soup. I think we have comfort TV shows too, those shows that we like to go back and watch even though … Continue reading

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The HUMANities

I was taken by surprise by how much David Bowie’s death affected me. Even days later, listening to certain songs, like my favorites Heroes or Ziggy Stardust, could make me choke up, bring tears to my eyes. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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