Expansion

Expansion

Giving is a good thing.

It has positive connotations, especially in the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving and lasting through the end of the year.

It is good to give of our time, our talents, ourselves. 

But, when giving comes easy, other challenges can arise.

For me, giving is so much in my nature that receiving can actually be difficult, and this ironic concept was brought home in yoga just the other day.

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Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Life pretty much cooks along for the most part.

In general, things go according to plan in what my son refers to as “The Land of Anne”.

Sometimes, though, challenges pop up along several fronts, and I can find myself navigating some choppy waters.

Sometimes,it can feel as if I have been at sea for a while.

On a recent trip, I was most eager to attend a yoga class, hoping to find calm with the room baking, the sweat dripping, the muscles twitching and the instructor talking.

Stay in it, she said. It was your decision to come here. Don’t think about running now.

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Fearlessness

Fearlessness

This past summer my daughter climbed more than 50 feet above the ground, strapped on a harness, grabbed a bar and jumped off a platform.

She flew on the flying trapeze next to the Hudson River!

Often, she will call as she walks to various destinations in the city, and this day was no different.

She is a jewelry designer and was actually getting her spring line ready, even though it was not yet fall.

It had turned August into a hectic work month as she designed and produced her new line. She called to vent about the hitches and obstacles she was facing.

I am an understanding and patient mother.

I don’t understand why all that is making you crazy! I exclaimed. Why aren’t you beside yourself about going on a flying trapeze?!? Call me when it’s over!

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