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Time to set aside Level I and start on more advanced Level IIs. I’ll be sitting for the first one in May.
My elderly cat Snickers died on Saturday 1/20/2018. On Sunday, I brought his things to Homeward Pet, my favorite shelter in Washington, without hesitation, to honor him and quietly make emotional space for a new pet someday. But recently, I had to rescind my recommendation of a non-profit, Missy'...
I qualified for another Institute for Challenging Disorganization Level I Certificate. Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client. Valuable reminders and tools to consider that many life events can contribute to a person’s organizing struggles.
Shame lovability disconnection stories failure empathy blame daring dangerous vulnerability violence courage. I'm listening to The Power of Vulnerability, a series of six of Brené Brown's lectures, in my car. Dr. Brown researches shame and vulnerability. She distills empathy and courage from fear...
Anywhere I go. I was in an I-won't-name-it grocery (for fear of being sued) at 5:00PM today Wednesday January 3, 2018, shopping for the gazpacho I'm making for a party on Friday - yes, an ice-cold soup in the middle of winter. It still tastes good. The tables which had held the marked-down-75%-on...
Why do people stand in the freezing cold in Times Square to celebrate New Year's? Crowd together for a parade so closely they can hear each other breath? March peacefully, calmly, even if in danger, for a cause? If camaraderie, connection to other people, heightens excitement and hopefulness, may...