I'm new to physical therapy. I've exercised all my life. I've taken aerobics classes, spin classes and yoga. In college, my PE credit was a class called, no joke, Figure Control. It was for only women. What in the world? I've even done grueling 5 a.m. boot camps, making myself so sore I could barely… Continue reading Therapy for the Soul (ST)
It's called mirroring. It happens in a variety of ways. It has been called the "social glue" in human relationships. When we are interested in another human being, we subconsciously mirror or match another person's movements. We match facial expressions, body language, speech patterns or even attitudes. Mirroring must be hard wired in us because… Continue reading What Are You Looking At?
Sometimes I choose a word for the year. I still remember the late fall when I was going through cancer treatment and receiving daily radiation to help heal me. On purpose, a couple of months later, when January came, I chose the word RADIANCE to focus on. I wanted to turn around my experience of… Continue reading Soul Shine
Raised in the panhandle of Texas, my husband is a master of short, to-the-point sayings. When someone has a bad attitude he often says he/she needs a "check up from the neck up." In these last months, I cannot tell you how many times I've found myself needing just such a check up. I've written… Continue reading Soul Reset
One unexpected side effect of our empty nest is that I've grown to love silence even more. And, the opposite is true as well, noise bothers me more now. Leaf blowers are the worst. Now it seems wherever I go, leaf blowers show up, attached mostly to men. I've had times before where I've been… Continue reading Shhhhhh!