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Balance in Personal Relationships

Be aware of how much you give and receive in your relationships.  If you are giving nothing, you are taking advantage of another.  If you are giving too much, you are not allowing the other person to accept responsibility and thrive … Continue reading

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Celebrating my self-healing process!

It’s been a while since I posted about my journey.  Why?  Because my experience has been so unbelievable that I could not even put it into words. Last year I joined the group Your Year of Miracles with Marci Shimoff and Debra … Continue reading

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Meditation and your immune system

I know that my condition has improved since I began meditating.  My muscles are not stronger, but my endurance is much better.  Part of it is because I am more mindful of the  movement of my body, which results in me … Continue reading

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On Being Peace

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”                                                             … Continue reading

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Water

I have had the best week ever.  Even those around me noticed that I seemed to be more alert and energetic.  I made one simple change – I spent last Sunday focusing on the idea that I will commit to … Continue reading

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Embracing Uncertainty

I used to push myself to do free weights 6 days a week.  I worked as many hours as I could until the back pain got too intense, and then I would ask for a reduction in my hours.  My … Continue reading

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Change of Perception

Sue Austin, a performance artist made amazing video which will certainly change the way a lot of people see wheelchairs – not as limiting, but as freedom for those whose bodies have physical limitations. I love my own new perception of … Continue reading

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Contentment – How to achieve it

Deepak Choprah on Building Well-Being and Feeling Content:Passively accepting your sadness is the same as forgetting to build your own happiness. Happiness is more than a mood. It’s a long-lasting state that is more accurately called well-being. Well-being is a … Continue reading

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Imagine and Create

My life changed when I began using my wheelchair and then even more when I was no longer able to work.  I felt like I was announcing to the world that I was different and somehow deficient.  In time I … Continue reading

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Whistle a Happy Tune

I remember that song from The King and I.  Another old song circa 1940’s that my mom used to sing along with Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters– Accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don’t … Continue reading

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Taking a Time Out

Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10 These powerful words changed my life.  I began to see that there was a positive aspect of not being able to work anymore – free time.   In addition to … Continue reading

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Gratitude is my Prayer

These words from Deepak Chopra have become my mantra. Nothing changed my life more than the day I decided to simply say, “Thank you” every morning when I woke up.  Little did I know the wondrous journey I was about … Continue reading

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On Letting Go

So often I hear “it is what it is”.  I get that idea, but to really truly accept things as they are and totally let go of emotions is a lot harder than saying those words. What does it mean … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins I was so angry when I applied for Social Security disability benefits.   This was not what I planned!  I wanted more money in the bank – I wanted … Continue reading

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The Not so Useless Tree

Zhuangzi, the Chinese philosopher told the story of a tree which had many bumps and gnarls in its trunk and branches. Because of this, it was considered useless by carpenters and the builders of homes and ships. So it was … Continue reading

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Meditation

The words meditation and medicine both come from the Latin word, medare, to heal. It was no coincidence, then, that when I began meditating my gradual degeneration from muscular dystrophy slowed down.  I used to force myself to meditate for … Continue reading

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God is Love and Compassion – in all Religions

I just love this true story recounted by my new Facebook friend, Fazz on our MD Community page, “One of my best friends is Chinese and he is a Buddhist. One day he asked whether I pray or not. I … Continue reading

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It just is

On some days I need to spend more time resting with a heating pad.  I have a bad habit of referring to these days as “bad” days.  The truth is, it is not good or bad, it is another day.  … Continue reading

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If I can surrender, anyone can!

It begins every day with one small action – taking the time to be still.  Whether you call it centering prayer or meditation, it is the same idea and the same principle at work.  First, I had to develop the … Continue reading

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Focusing on Abundance

Today I find myself feeling discouraged because I am unable to travel to attend a wedding in October. I am focusing on the millions of cells in my body which constantly reproduce, the millions of leaves in nature, the grains … Continue reading

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Learning to Surrender

Even though I write in a gratitude journal to help me focus on the positive things in my life, there are some days when I get frustrated and tired of dealing with my weak muscles.  On days like that the … Continue reading

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Cheers to the Future

When I got to the point that I could not go up and down steps without a railing, I did not like being so limited.  I went to a therapist for help in accepting this situation.  He said I was … Continue reading

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Clothes and Shoes, of all things

This has always been one of my favorite passages in the Bible.  It helped me accept the fact that I would not be able to dress like I wanted to.  When I was young I was unable to walk in … Continue reading

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What’s Luck Got To Do With It

I don’t believe in luck.  Don’t we make our own choices based on the cards we are dealt in life?  These choices are determined by our attitudes, abilities, and character.  At any point we can choose to adopt a positive … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful World

On a bad day, nothing helps more than good music. A beautiful song shared by Rolly Brown,  a wonderful musician and my favorite acupuncturist – his  treatments gave me my life back many moons ago . . .  . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNy4-VCM1BY

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Expect the Best

How do you resolve the paradox of expecting nothing and expecting the best?  It came to me when my husband brought some tomatoes in from the garden.  He planted the seeds with the expectation that if he fertilized and watered … Continue reading

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Letting go of Expectations

  Expect nothing and the whole world is open to you.  Many years ago I found this quote and put it where I could see it every day.  I knew that as long as I held on to my expectation that … Continue reading

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Appreciating my body

I thank my body for being the vehicle that enables me to be alive on the earth – instead of being angry at it for being in a wheelchair, fighting my weakness, focusing on what is not working “normally”.   I … Continue reading

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Embracing the Mystery

I don’t remember when I first heard the phrase, embrace the mystery.  I just know that I was not sure what it meant, but it definitely made an impression on my mind. Now I see it as acceptance of whatever … Continue reading

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