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Whack-a-Mole

Sometimes you’re the mallet, sometimes you’re the mole. Last week I was the mallet. I felt great. I was sleeping well. My depression wasn’t symptomatic. For the first time in almost a year I had absolutely no trouble getting out of bed in the...

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Hallways

Sometimes awesome happens in the hallway. Today for instance. I was at the church office for a quick meeting. On my way out, I met someone coming in. We stopped for a minute to say hi. And awesome happened. We know each other through worship arts...

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Never Ignore a Good Chance to Shut Up

Photo by June Liu on Unsplash I’m terrible at small talk. I know it’s an important part of casual getting-to-know-you conversations, but I’m kind of bad at it. I love getting straight to the heart of struggle. Got baggage? Excellent! Let’s dump it...

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Pink Shoes

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you thought your heart would break if you didn’t get it? My 5 yr old daughter did. 1996. We were living in Winnipeg Manitoba. My husband and I had recently separated. I was trying to balance a broken...

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Two Questions

Photo by Matt Walsh on Unsplash I learned two questions last weekend that have changed my life. Seriously life changing. And I don’t just bandy those words about willy-nilly. Those words are reserved for true life-changing events. The first...

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The Red Car

Photo by Frenjamin Benklin on Unsplash Have you ever noticed, when you consider buying a new car and wonder if you should buy a red one, that’s all you see? Red cars everywhere. Social Media has tapped into this and uses the technology to read my...

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Legacy

It’s a big topic. I’ve been procrastinating on this, but it’s time. It is harvest season. Canning season. Preserving season. I have been busy in my kitchen, trying to channel my inner Barb (my mom). She was an amazing woman. She grew up in the inner...

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Part 7 – More energy

This week my brain training has settled into a predictable routine. I am using the ear bud, emWave breathing, and the Vie light cap. The emWave uses the five small connections that need connectivity paste, four on my scalp and one on my forehead...

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Part 6 – Star Trek cap and breathing

January 21, 2021 I had another brain training appointment yesterday, January 20. Yet another brain cap was pulled out of the cabinet. It is crazy how many there are! I had Sachi again, and she explained there are eight different caps used for...

Part 5 – Crazy caps

January 21,2021 I had my second neurofeedback brain training Saturday, January 16th. I thought it would be similar to my first one, but it was quite different. Instead of a cap, there were five small electrodes. four positioned on my scalp under my...