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Journey Through Time: Exploring the significance and awareness of time

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Journey Through Time   I’ve been thinking about time travel lately.   We make a lot of excuses about time, don’t we? Our conversations habitually swirl with how busy we are and how we don’t have time to do things we want to.   We continue to find reasons for not taking that trip on…

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In step with a Modern Elder: An introvert’s exploration of New Orleans’ Garden District

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An introvert’s exploration of New Orleans’ Garden District   I opened the door to the luxurious foyer and immediately felt my tired muscles relax. My shoes softly stepped on the shiny marble floor as I moved to peer into the sun-filled room.   An eclectic mix of French styles delighted my eyes and textural proclivities.…

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Optimizing Your Performance: 6 game-changing questions from the tennis pros.

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Welcome to Tennis Paradise. Here are 6 game-changing questions that I learned from watching professional tennis players.   The breeze blew through my hair as the sun warmed my back. The flowers were brilliant purple and red and the palm trees perfectly manicured. Happy spectators milled around in brightly colored shorts and oversized hats. Conversations…

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9 Top Life Lessons from a Two Week Ski Trip with Friends

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 Here’s My 9 Top Life Coaching Lessons from my two-week ski trip with friends   Ski Week 1 I kept glancing out the window all morning. The fog remained dense. “WTF?” I thought.  “What the fog?” is what I have been thinking all winter. On this day, however, I had a flight that would be…

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JoJo and Mochi and Julie K in the snow

A Road Trip and a Hard Decision: Adding a new dog to the family

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A road trip for JoJo   It was 6:30 pm on a Friday and I was picking up take-out dinner when my phone rang.   A lady’s voice on the other end asked, “I was just calling to find out what time you would be coming to pick up JoJo tomorrow?”   I stopped in…

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Julie K and H in the Alpen Haus

Exploring Enchanting Christmas Markets: From Germany to Seattle with My Dearest Friend

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Almost ten years ago, one of my long-time friends and I boarded a plane bound for Munich, Germany. We were beyond excited because we were going to spend two weeks exploring the Christmas markets.   We snuggled into our seats and discussed which movies to watch for the nine-hour flight. Even as accomplished medical professionals,…

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Hate packing? Navigating your emotions and overcoming packing anxiety

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I hate packing.   The guest bed was covered in stacks of outfits in varying coordinated color schemes, along with scarves, jackets, shoes, toiletries, passport, and books. I was so excited about the upcoming trip to Europe, that I was strategizing my packing weeks before departure. I agonized over every detail, trying to anticipate what…

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The second week of October is the perfect time to visit Santa Fe for introverted (creative) professionals

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The second week of October is the perfect time to visit Santa Fe for introverted (creative) professionals.   You work hard. Your time is spent in focused care of your patients or clients, filled with professional socializing and expert advising. Problem-solving, implementation, follow-up, and documentation consume your daily energy stores.   You live with a…

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How introverts can use texture to get unstuck from a problem

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Are you feeling stuck? Are you the kind of person who tenaciously keeps fighting through a problem, banging your head against the wall, losing your focus, and still refusing to step away until you’ve reached a solution or answer?   Or are you the kind of person who procrastinates on even tackling a challenge while…

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Ski a glacier in July: Stepping out of your normal and into a world of possibility

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I have skied every month of the year from November to June, but I had never skied in July until last summer. I try to embrace each season fully and enjoy the change of weather and activities. But in sports and in life sometimes we need to step over the line of normal and predictable…

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You’ve found something fascinating, here, in your articulation of the texture concept. Saying the word, ‘texture’ almost compels one to feel it. I found myself thinking, too, after reading your stories, about the feeling of time slowing in those moments, about the time it takes to allow texture to do its work on us, about allowing beauty and awe and healing.

~@danmarks

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