Being

Balancing Relationship and Task

I had a doctor’s appointment this week for an annual exam. It was with a new doctor who I hadn’t met before. Before I met with the doctor, I went through all the standard medical information with a nurse. She made notes in my file and indicated that she would relay the information to the…

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What is it Like?

What is it like to be awake in this world? To live with eyes wide open. What is it like to feel pain in this world? To hurt both inside and out. What is it like to love in this world? To have your heart open up to another. What is it like to feel…

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Moving with the Music

I went to see Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) over the weekend at Red Rocks. If you haven’t heard of them, they are a band that recreates Grateful Dead concert experiences. On Sunday night, they recreated the Grateful Dead’s legendary Red Rocks show from July 8, 1978, on its 40th anniversary.  It was quite an experience.…

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Taking a Recovery Week

I used to run competitively. I loved the training aspect of competing but found it hard to rest and let my body recover. I would struggle to taper. It always felt like I wasn’t doing “enough” and so I felt compelled to keep “doing”. My value as a person was tied up in “doing” and…

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How Do You Be?

STOP! This was the message I received last Friday afternoon. After weeks of what felt like nonstop activity, this was the message I received. It was loud and clear. Stop all the DOING and just BE. I seemed to be wired for activity. DOING seems to be my default. It takes effort to shift my…

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