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Granny’s Got an Axe to Grind

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Granny’s Got an Axe to Grind

Local senior began writing thrillers and horror novels in her seventies When 84-year-old University Heights resident Sharon Hawes tells people she’s authored two books, they assume she spins cozy mysteries or historical romance novels. She looks as though she might write sweet children’s picture books about baby unicorns and winged pixies casting magical spells in […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

This Is Your Life Oh dear, you mean that I am in charge of THIS too? Yes. In other times, it was different; a woman could tag along on her husband’s life and let his life be her life. As unfulfilling as that might sound to a modern mind, it worked then. She got her […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

In awe We, you and I, are the results of long lines of sperm meeting egg and on and on down through the generations, first uniting, and then cell by cell dividing and multiplying, until we miraculously became a self, entering through our mother’s body onto our earth and walking around, living a life. This […]

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Personal TuneUp with Cath

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Personal TuneUp with Cath

Done done Have you experienced this? Holding on to something or someone way beyond the time when it makes any sense to hold on? Examples: staying in a relationship where there is way more pain than pleasure or staying in a job that dulls the life right out of you. Sometimes it’s simply the time […]

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