I swam the 50-yard-freestyle this past weekend and was beat by a 73-year-old very inspirational man. Not as inspirational, however, as 100-year-old marathoner, Mike Freemont, who shares his story below. If interested to hear more of his tale about beating cancer 30 years ago, when he was given only 3 months to live, CLICK HERE.
October 31, 2022
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August 18, 2022
I've missed writing but life has felt as of late, as it often does, like a bit of whirlwind.
Woven into the chaos of all the crazy things that are happening in the world and in our country, not to mention environment, I have been discovering a new chapter and renewed happiness for myself.
I spent time tonight reading through some old posts here on Lines of Beauty, reflecting back over more than a handful of tumultuous years.
I guess what I want to share the most is that I have found new life & lightness for myself, after all the turmoil.
I was pretty certain that I would reach this clearing although I remember being so afraid to make the JUMP, now almost 3 years ago.
I am here to say, that if you are in a rocky relationship, that you've worked hard to save and simply cannot, trust yourself to find a better place for yourself.
Find the courage. It won't be easy but you will be ok!
Today, I was telling one of my kids that I wanted to go to the movies alone but that it felt kind of scary.
She said, "Mom you always use to love going to the movies alone, what's underneath this?
I stopped and thought. Going to the movies alone never use to make me feel lonely, but I was afraid that it might or retrigger the feelings of loneliness that naturally came with divorce.
So I jumped in the car and WENT TO THE MOVIES ALONE and it was so nice!
Especially having not been in a theatre since covid hit.
Anyway, I love the above quote. It's so true! Let's keep piling on good things. We don't have to solve our whole life, nor can we.
Be organic, let life flow. There is no need to define anything, except for what makes us happy and unhappy.
Life is short, especially now.
Let's get on with doing what we love to do and don't let anyone rock our joy!
If something costs us our peace, it's too expensive.
(and we know if something is right, when it feels good in our bodies).
So stay away from the news, most of the time.
and keep letting our piles of good things grow.
Here's to love!
Spread it everywhere,
June 10, 2022
I've been directing some of my coaching clients to a really good interview with Michael Singer, who is the author of the above quote from The Untethered Soul and also the author of The Surrender Experiment. He speaks in part about noticing our negative thoughts and allowing them to drift by, instead of ruminating on them, as the brain likes to do, which is such a waste of both time and energy.
May 25, 2022
- The first is from the book The 5 Languages of Love. Author Gary Chapman's test HERE is what confirmed for me, several years ago, that my top language of love is physical touch. It's interesting to learn what our top languages of love are.
- If you haven't seen Netflix's 3-part series, THE PRINCIPLES OF PLEASURE, it is very good. Our Bodies- Our Minds- Our Relationships
- The art of Slow Sex. There is lots of great info on the web about this very sensuous, gourmet form of slow sexual connection but this VIDEO explains how wonderful it is to slow things way, way down.
- The Sexual Enhancement of taking a toke of weed. If you don't already know, it's great for dancing too.
- This TOY is the bomb.
- THE SECRET OF GREAT SEX- My favorite line in this article is:
March 30, 2022
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January 28, 2022
Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle commented on our current situation:′′ This moment humanity is experiencing can be seen as a door or a hole. The decision to fall in the hole or walk through the door is up to you.
Take care of your home, take care of your body.
Do not underestimate the spiritual dimension of this crisis.
Without the social dimension we fall into fanaticism.
Are you ready to face this crisis?
Learn resistance from the example of Indian and African peoples: we have been and are exterminated.
You have the right to be strong and positive. And there's no other way to do it than to maintain a beautiful, happy, bright posture.
Has nothing to do with alienation (ignorance of the world). It's a resistance strategy.
When we cross the threshold, we have a new worldview because we faced our fears and difficulties.
- Serenity in the storm
- Keep calm, pray everyday
- Make a habit of meeting the sacred everyday.
Show resistance through art, joy, trust and love.'
January 08, 2022
I've been scanning for the silver linings of Covid, like an inspectress.
What have I learned?
What do I want to share?
I've certainly learned to live more in the moment and I'm letting go of the need for security, with greater ease.
Now 2 years divorced, I see, with ever-growing clarity, that I have chosen the right path forward for myself.
I am so very grateful for my health
and for my children, who inspire me, endlessly.
I am grateful for my female friends whom I hiked with in Iceland and Utah last summer.
Thank HEAVEN for women friends, that's all I have to say.
The ease of intimacy, the nurturing.
And for my 4, much older siblings, who all remain well.
I'm grateful for a magical, two-year romance that has come to a close, but healed me in a profound way, as I hope, in some way, it did for him as well.
In time, may we carry on as friends.
I am grateful for my old running route, that I have circled back around to in the neighborhood, where the kids were raised. For so long it was too painful to return there, but it remains my favorite running route ever, and it's good to be back.
I am grateful that coaching, and learning more about ADHD traits, has helped me better manage my own butterfly ADHD. But between you and me...sometimes I just don’t want to mange it. It makes me feel like I am in straight jacket and I just want to blurt out my thoughts, like jumping beans, or be lost in my own thoughts socially, where I sometimes go :-)
On another note however, I have learned that timing, wording, body language and compassion, is everything in communication.
I am grateful that my coaching practice has blossomed into helping other people manage their ADHD.