Tag Archives: Authenticity

A Life of Quiet Desperation
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For years, my brother Tom lived a life of quiet desperation. I saw it and recognized it in myself, recognized what I had seen years earlier in my father’s father. I think Mom saw it too, must have at least … Continue reading

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TWO DAYS LEFT to Pre-Order My New Book
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Finishing Line Press will publish my debut poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, this summer. The pre-sales period for the chapbook is currently underway. Sales made during this period determine the size of the print run. Therefore, … Continue reading

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A Question of Power, Part 2
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After the ceremony concluded, I spoke privately with the shaman who repeated Spirit’s words and added, “Your power is housed in your core. It can’t be taken from you, but you can lose or give it away. Your task is … Continue reading

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A Question of Power, Part 1
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Recently I attended a ceremony held by a local shaman and healer who happens to be a friend. (And no, you’d never know she was a shaman if you met her on the street.) Because of what happened later, I’ve … Continue reading

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April is Autism Awareness Month
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April is Autism Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Future Horizons, Inc. made this video featuring Dr. Temple Grandin. It’s simple and inspiring, just like Dr. Grandin herself. Enjoy!

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Updating My Life Vision
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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the past few months about why I’ve stalled on the law firm with heart. It’s been a bit of a mystery to me why I haven’t launched. Sure, I had a book … Continue reading

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The Downside of Facebook–An Update
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Back in November 2015, I wrote a post called The Downside of Facebook. (You can read it here.) Afterward, I received a surprising number of messages—private messages—from friends who admitted that they too experienced negative emotions, including sorrow, guilt, frustration, … Continue reading

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In a Sky Full of Stars
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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the stars. Maybe it’s because the crowd funding campaign that I implemented for the Eastbay Astronomical Society (EAS) recently came to a successful conclusion. We raised more than $26,000 for Phase I of … Continue reading

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Embracing Fire
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I’ve written before that I’m an Aries, which is a fire sign, born in the Year of the Dragon (more fire). I’m also a rare INTJ in Meyers-Briggs terminology, which Newstrology converts to a dragon (still more fire). Could the … Continue reading

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Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, March Update
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As I described back in April 2014 (you can read the post here), I celebrated my 50th birthday with a year of activities, challenges, and FUN designed to honor this milestone. I called it Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, and … Continue reading

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