Category Archives: Right Brain/Left Brain

Take Your Exercise!

One late August night a couple of weeks ago, I was not sleeping well. I thought to myself “I didn’t get enough exercise today”. Then I asked myself – “What is this about “getting”? Was I expecting someone to hand it to me on a silver platter?” Then I decided I should have said to myself: “I didn’t take enough exercise today”, or “I didn’t make room for enough exercise today.” That rephrasing is more proactive; being proactive is one of my key values. Why wouldn’t I be proactive about something that is so critically important to me, which when I do it, make me feel fully alive? And also, “taking exercise” fits with my feeling that it is medicinal.

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Is Your Body A Ball and Chain or a Place of Refuge? (Epiphany in the Gatineau Hills)

For part of last summer, like every summer of my life, I spent some time up at our family cottage on Blue Sea Lake, in Quebec’s Gatineau Hills, north of Ottawa.  Our extended family has been going to this place for seven generations.  There are many many things I love about the place and the…

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How Well Do You Know Your Big Toe?

How well do you know your big toe?  This summer I want to get to know my big right toe a lot better.  I know this sounds odd, so I will explain.  My friend and coaching colleague Donna Moriarty was coaching me last year  around finding more inner peace, that feeling that “everything is going to…

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It’s not our WHOLE brain that drives us crazy!

First, Happy New Year! Lately I have developed an interest in how our brains work.   I am no expert and never will be, but I am an avid student.   My interest started with a lecture by David Rock that I attended a couple of years ago.   Most recently, I read My Stroke of Insight by…

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