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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Intent I’ve come to see the difference between intentions and intent. Intentions have a bit of fluffiness to them, as in having good intentions but nothing much happens – the kind of intentions associated with new year resolutions. Losing weight. Making more money. The ones that are usually dead by January’s end. Intent on the […]

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The Practice of Mindfulness

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The practice of mindfulness encompasses the idea of living in the present moment and being acutely aware of your surroundings and focusing on things that matter. This involves taking control of how you view the world through observations of your surroundings and in turn how those observations create emotions that drive behaviors. While experiencing emotions […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Extend Love Through a strange series of events, here were Adam and Eve live on the radio, 6 p.m. from the East Coast. The last caller had wondered why, when God said not to, Adam had taken a bite of the apple anyway. That act brought us choice and with that choice came sin and […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

No Guarantees If we were refrigerators or cars or computers, we would have a guarantee. But no. Here we all are hanging out on this swirling-through-space earth, never really knowing from one day to the next what life will bring. I admit to wishing we did have at least the following guarantees:  If we’re good, […]

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More Facts and Ideas about Conserving Resources Part 3

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
More Facts and Ideas about Conserving Resources Part 3

The Garden Club’s May meeting at SDG&E’s Innovation Center ended with a presentation by Janet O’Dea of Powers Plumbing. She says that California’s population should be around 60 million by 2050. (SDG&E projects 51 million. Either way, it’s a lot of people wanting water for drinking, cleaning, or irrigation.)    Californians may be deprived of some of […]

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Time is a Valuable Commodity – Decluttering Our Schedule

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many books exist on decluttering our homes, getting rid of things. Nowadays we have the “luxury” of being burdened by having and owning too many things. Shelves are crowded and homes feel stuffy. Things take over and cramp our quality of life. The same goes for our schedules. Calendars are filled day after day, season […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Trust Let there be no doubt, we come with a “knowingness” inside. Noah Webster described it as, “An immediate comprehension without rational thought.” I still recall the day when I went to the airport to greet my dad. After my mom died, he continued to spend the Michigan wintertime in warm, south Texas and would […]

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Back to School as Adults

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

As children are starting a new school year, we all are hopeful of beginning the season with a clean slate. Days are getting cooler and shorter and our work morale and ambitions are reaching new highs. We’re eager to do things better, and maybe even tackle the one or many left over projects from earlier […]

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WHAT NOW?

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wry Not? Fen, our poodle-bichon who’s now maybe four or more, has, in his adulthood, acquired a wry way of looking at me. I say “wry,” because he knows I don’t always know all the answers. I especially didn’t have all the answers one hot Sunday in the park, when we stopped to watch a […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Bliss your way We owe it to ourselves to tune into what really fulfills us. Not society’s values nor our parents’ values but our very own values. All along life, we are adding and subtracting values, hopefully designing the life we want. Although sometimes uncomfortable, it’s freeing to drop away some of the ways I […]

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