Category Archives: Creativity

Shame and Illness

I think shame is a key unspoken, unexplored factor in how we deal with illness. I listened to 2 great TED talks from Brene Brown about shame and vulnerability. Her first talk on vulnerability went viral and she followed with … Continue reading

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Sketchbook 070612

Recovery is as much about living fully as it is about healing whatever physical part of us needs healing. I believe recovery is more about emotional healing than about physical healing. Physical healing (in some form-not always the form we … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

I have been busy developing curriculum, and preparing for presentations (a little nerve-wracking) and all that goes with that- but I could be sharing work from my other daily practices instead of disappearing! So here is a page from my … Continue reading

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The anti-Power Point Presentation

On May 7th I gave my first talk on mindfulness and health, Navigating the Twinkie Moment: How to Change Your Relationship to Food & Eating, at the Greenfield YMCA, MA. I practiced speaking in front of a mirror and diligently … Continue reading

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Chinese Dragon

So what does a Chinese dragon–a very cute chinese dragon–have to do with a blog about mindfulness, diabetes etc.? I’ve been thinking about what I said in my About page- that I’m more than my condition and that everything I … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health

I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since 1992. I do not have any complications. The lack of complications may have something to do with genetics as well as self-care. I don’t know about the genetics but I do know about self-care. … Continue reading

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Simply Eat

Eating as simply and as close as possible to a food’s natural state is the best medicine. Yet the incredible focus on preparing and eating food in this culture–even good food–seems excessive. Yes, be educated about food and nutrition, but … Continue reading

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