Author Archive | Elaine

2020 Upended

So Much Lost – Yet, Some Things Found 2020 will forever be remembered as the year that turned us upside-down and inside-out.  This upheaval has led us to question many of the assumptions that have driven our lives.  A massive global pandemic has the power to totally reset our values and our very lives. In […]

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Let It Hurt – 2020 Version

I originally posted my first version of Let It Hurt in August, 2017 following the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. The next version is from November of 2018 following the mass shooting in Pittsburgh. As I look back over the last 3 years, I shudder at the astounding number of violent and tragic […]

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Feeling Our Way Through

These perplexing times are full of confusion and paradox. I know that one part of me desperately wants to find ways to help those who have lost loved ones, those who have trouble putting food on the table and those who cannot pay their bills. Another part of me wants to hide and avoid responsibility, […]

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COVID – 19: Beyond Handwashing

Navigating Uncertainty and Fear This post was originally published March 15, 2020, and I believe we can use a bit of a refresher after 3 months of living with Coronavirus. Thanks for reading! The Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines all over the world. Most, if not all of us, know the basic protocol regarding handwashing, […]

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COVID 19- BEYOND HAND WASHING: Navigating Uncertainty and Fear

The Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines all over the world. Most, if not all of us, know the basic protocol regarding handwashing, coughing and sneezing, disinfecting surfaces, eliminating handshaking, etc. See www. CDC.GOV for up to the minute complete information. Yes, we need to be informed and knowledge is power… BUT it is also critical to realize […]

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The Party and the Piriformis

Comfort and Joy – or a Big Pain in the ______?? As we welcome the New Year, it may be helpful to reflect upon the 2019 holidays.  Did you find yourself striving to live up to unrealistic expectations for yourself and others?  If you experienced a return of, or increase in physical and/or emotional discomfort, you may […]

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The Gift of Pain

2019 Version Flashback to Thanksgiving, 2011:   One year after back surgery I was visiting Southern California and went to Santa Monica Pier.  The sun, the sand, the water – people with carefree smiles and laughter out and about enjoying themselves on a lovely fall afternoon…. and there I was… trapped…. in agony.  I felt like […]

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Whose Skin Are YOU Living In?

Maybe I Just Need to Drop Dead! I was at home, simply sitting still, and began to notice feelings of frustration and agitation.  I was struggling with a recurring relationship challenge in my life when I heard a harsh inner voice suggesting an interesting solution to my predicament: “You just need to drop dead.” I […]

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