23
Feb
2017
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Birth is a Natural Process: Breathe & Release

When women are giving birth in the hospital they are often told to hold their breath and PUSH WITH FORCE.A  holistic approach to birthing calls for relaxation, breathing, and release during a time of intensity and swift change. When I try to push through as a means to an end my efforts ultimately fail me. I feel...
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22
Feb
2017
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The Courage to Attend to Your Dreams and Act on Their Behalf

Do you acknowledge and act in response to your values? Psyche calls you whether you are ready or not. Well before I feel ready, my night and waking dreams are offering me what I need to start + what I need to stay in a committed relationship with what I value most. Questions that run through my...
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21
Feb
2017
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My 7-Year Swing (Play) Cycle

The next 7 years is all Swing! Swing is my home movement pattern which means that I am playful, people-oriented, collaborative, and interdisciplinary. Developmentally I will be in FULL SWING for the next 7 years. I have been really revving up the PLAY in my life. It makes no matter what I am mucking about...
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20
Feb
2017
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Stepping Stones

I believe that everything in life can be approached playfully. Approaching life as a playful journey helps me to keep moving ahead especially when life is filled with major challenges or what my husband calls, anything that comes from left field (or the unexpected). Do you see your life as an adventure that sets you...
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17
Feb
2017
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Don’t Hold Back, Write About What You Feel

Each moment brings an opportunity for play so why not playfully write in those moments that string into minutes.. and then hours…I had a journal with a key to lock my journal as a girl and I loved putting pen to paper and writing even then. As a child, I got the message that my...
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16
Feb
2017
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What You Choose to Write + Create + Share Reveals So Much

My choices have led me to the development of my life’s view. I believe that play can be instilled in every moment of our lives and is the portal to creativity. When I chose to be a surrogate mother for my psychotherapist and her husband I had no idea that what I experienced during the...
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15
Feb
2017
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Begin Doing What You Want to Do Now

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparking like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake… ~Sir Francis Bacon I’m reading ‘The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty’ by Francine Toder, PhD Apparently when the...
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14
Feb
2017
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I WRITE (CREATE) WHEN I AM BUSY, TEARY-EYED, JOYFUL, OR OTHERWISE ENGAGED

I am finding that I can write just about anywhere and under any circumstance when I embrace imperfection. There are times in my life when I haven’t written in my journal. One of the longest periods of time of not writing was during my surrogate pregnancy. Two years after the giving birth and relinquishing my newborn...
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