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Agreement Two

While the first agreement focuses on actions, the second agreement focuses on words. Being true to yourself requires authenticity in both word and deed. The second agreement is: “I agree to speak my truth, with compassion.” Notice that the agreement is to speak “my truth”, which is relative because it’s true to me. With this […]

Are you sleep deprived?

  We all need sleep, lots of it. We all try to get by with as little as possible in our busy lives, but in reality we need 7-8 hours a night. Our bodies give us plenty of signs that we need more sleep, but most of us ignore them. So, how can you know […]

Agreement One

I am a great one for saying, “Some day when I have (fill in the blank) I will… Rarely have I not put some-thing that is important to me off. But I started my private practice, I played with dolphins, I climbed Pikes Peak; all of which were and still are important to me. I […]

Revolutionary Agreements

I am reading a remarkable book by Marian Head called Revolutionary Agreements. She believes that by living by these 12 agreements you will be happier, healthier and more free. For the next several newsletters, I will be talking about one or two or these agreements each edition. The world works by agreements, both spoken and […]

Can’t See the Forest.

Remember that saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” That’s what happens to us when we are stressed out. We can’t think clearly or solve problems and we become overwhelmed. Sometimes, when things are craziest is when you need a break, a night way or a weekend in the mountains. I do this […]

Resistance to Change.

  We went to Texas for Spring Break so  Malaika could meet her birth father. Both Richard and I were dreading the trip, even though we had the opportunity to see close friends while we were in Houston. We stayed with our friends of over 25 years, Bill and Barbara. They took wonderful care of […]

Saying Yes.

This morning the topic of my devotional was saying “yes”; to God or whatever higher power you have, to your calling in life and even to yourself. What struck me was that the author included saying yes to herself. As women, we say yes to everything but ourselves. I’m really guilty of that, but I am […]

Practicing and Preaching.

I was driving along South Boulder Road the other day and saw a sign that said “Preaching is easier than practicing.” How true! Most of the time when I write this newsletter, I’m telling you what I need to hear. But the truth is that it’s much easier to say something than to do it. […]

Keep What Works.

Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I think that’s a very good definition and, by this definition we are probably all a little bit insane. We fall into patterns of behavior; some which serve us and some which don’t. My habit of swimming and yoga […]

Good Roots.

  I got an e-mail from my dear friend, Paula, commenting on my article about cutting down the cottonwood tree. She reminded me that roots are not always bad, squeezing our hearts. Sometimes roots are good, helping us grow and reminding us of where we came from. We get our roots from lots of different […]