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What Now?

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey, Thanks for Asking… So…not to bore you, but I’m sure you’re anxious to learn how I’m doing, what with that ugly New York city sidewalk pothole trip – really, trip – to be followed, before I even retired the crutches, by a relentless attack of bronchial something or another, which dotes on me, mystifies […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Time Out I was young and out to save the world. From a hometown of 12,000, I was testing the waters of the big city. I came west from Michigan to California with my college degree and ended up working in the downtown welfare office. My job was to take applications for welfare and determine […]

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Do Not Annoy or Molest the Alligators

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Do Not Annoy or Molest the Alligators

Guessing game…where am I? There is no upper age limit for women on wearing short shorts or for men who cut the sleeves out of their tee shirts. Gnomes, pink flamingoes and leaping dolphins’ main habitat is front yards of homes. There are billboards that flash noting how long it will take, at any given […]

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Learning by Example

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Learning by Example

by Dove Braunstein I am sitting on a bench just outside the curved, sea-green bars that surround the Ocean Beach (OB) skate park. It is an afternoon that reminds me why I call San Diego home; late winter, and you’d swear it was summer. My dog, Zephyr (who, fittingly, is named after the Zephyr skateboard […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Tacky Don’t complain most of the time and expect to enjoy your life. Or others to enjoy you. In my Human TuneUp classes, we do an experiment where I ask participants to pair up; first one, then the other, gets two minutes to complain. I suggest they can complain about their work, people in their […]

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What Happens When You Fall Into a Weight Routine?

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

People enjoy having a routine. Getting up and going through the same motions every morning is comfortable for us. You always know what to expect and what you will get out of it. This habit can also spill over into our workout routines. When you are practicing weightlifting; aka resistance training, it is not uncommon […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Surrender Don’t even try to get everything done that there is to do! Surrender! For your own mental health, admit it would take five lifetimes to do all that you would like to do, feel you need to do, promised someone you would do or, out of guilt, should do, even though you do not […]

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Endings and Beginnings

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was a short romance, not even five months before he returned to the woman from whom he was separated, and I returned to thinking of him as the dear friend he was before the “romance.” I adore this man. He was always fun, always a good time, but in that short period of time, […]

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Estate Planning Is More than Just a Will

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago, I wrote about the most basic estate-planning tool: your will. If you have children, or really anyone whom you wish to benefit at your death, your will is the most essential foundation for putting your affairs in order after you’re gone. However, “after you’re gone” isn’t the only scenario your estate […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Five choices other than wearing out Indulge me, please, while I restate the obvious: you can only overdo something for so long until there is a price to pay. Overworking without breaks and enough rest can quickly lead to a dip in health. You wear yourself out. How long can you keep overworking? Only you […]

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