Tag: Cath DeStefano

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Women. Where are we now? I’m convinced that we women are the answer to the world, that our voices are critical to the health of our communities, our country and planet. Women and power. It has been a long and not-over journey for us. When I think of the cultures on this planet who still […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Great news for the human race: public-speaking women! It used to be thought that if a woman spoke in public, she was violating the God-given nature of women. Oy. There was a time when girls were forbidden to speak in public. There are women who talk of having to practice public speaking secretly in the […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Summer by the Sea We honor the sea and those who work to keep it livable and those who work to coax out its mysteries and let us in on its secrets. We honor the great force of the sea and all those who live in it and by it. Our ears hear the sea’s […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Summer Murals of Appreciation I came of age with the military when I sort of knew my uncles were in World War II but it never occurred to me to ask them what that was like for them. I remember somehow knowing not to ask. By the time I was waking up to an outside-of-Niles-Michigan […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Who knew!? Teacher Appreciation Week   I admit it. I didn’t know there is a week set aside to appreciate and honor teachers. Must be because I never had children that this slipped by me. Although I educated myself to be a high school teacher. But then I remember when I started thinking of the […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Whispers and Shouts Here are the various answers I have recorded over time in response to the question: “What does your inner voice tell you?” Watch out! It acts as a warning system. Something in you says, “Pay attention.” This or that? Intuition is helpful in making decisions. You tune into body messages as you […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Human TuneUp Column by Cath

What’s Your Dream? I remember one of the closing scenes in the movie “Pretty Woman.” A man is doing a slow stroll down the sidewalk, saying loudly and more than once to all who would hear: “What’s your dream?” It’s that time of year again. Dreamin’ time. It’s a new year after all and a […]

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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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