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Good Health: Head to Toe

© 2013 Brenda Dineen | Reprinting permission with credit to author

I have had a recent brush with cancer.  At a scheduled appointment, my dermatologist scanned my body and declared: “Everything is fine but that thing on the bottom of your foot has to go.”  It was a small, dark brown freckle. It seemed completely harmless.  I had never paid attention to it. It was not […]

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2013: Opening Doors of Possibility

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“Sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”                                                                                         -Lewis Carroll Welcome 2013!  Let’s embrace our new year. The new year signals change:  fresh opportunities, new goals and a vision of what is possible. In the beginning of the year, you may sense you have the motivation to make some changes or […]

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Time for Rest and Reflection

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The afternoon of life is a time to listen deeply to your heart. – Carl Jung We are approaching the winter solstice and the end of our auspicious 2012.  After such a tumultuous year, this coming holiday season offers us an opportunity to rest and to reflect, and to deeply nurture ourselves. We have all […]

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Embracing the Aging Process

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The afternoon of life is a time to listen deeply to your heart. – Carl Jung Do you find yourself resisting the aging process? Are you fighting to hold on to your youth and perhaps pretending you are not getting older? Living in a youth-obsessed culture makes it difficult for many people to not only […]

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Welcome to Autumn: Set Your Intentions

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“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Anonymous   It is now the beginning of Autumn, and we are entering the last quarter of our 2012!  Autumn heralds in a new season. Summer is winding down, and Autumn is welcoming us to a new phase of the year.   Nature […]

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What Anchors You in Life?

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Are you spending much of your daily life running from one thing to the next? Do you feel scattered and disconnected? You may feel something is lacking and yearn to feel more grounded. How do we get this grounded feeling in our daily life? Anchors are those things that make us feel grounded and settled. […]

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Find Your Inner Compass

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Are you feeling scattered?  Do you spend much of your time reacting to what life brings you? A family friend was giving some advice to my daughter, who is in her early 20’s.  “You need a good compass in life,” he said to her. “When you find your compass, you find clear direction, something pointing […]

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Midlife: A Journey to Wholeness

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Through the midlife years, we enter a whole new stage of life. We find ourselves on a journey that leads within — to deeper understanding of ourselves and the purpose of our lives. When you look back at your early adult years, you realize you were focussed externally: getting an education, starting jobs and career, […]

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Grief and Loss in the Second Half of Life

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Go into your grief, for there your soul will grow. – Carl Jung ……I have now lost four friends, all to cancer.  Nothing could have prepared me for any of these deaths.  These friends were all healthy, active, aware people, not prone to illness.  We shared all aspects of our lives, over more than 20 […]

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