Tag: Cath DeStefano

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

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

Pause and slow-breathe My theory of breathing: We can breathe our way to a less-zoomy, less-stressed life. We can slow-breathe ourselves calm. Do you know this? Normal breathing is 15 to 16 cycles of inhale/exhale per minute from the chest area, whereas less-zoomy breathing is seven to eight cycles per minute and from the lower […]

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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

| 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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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

| 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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