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Creatures

I am a creature of habit.    Despite my lifelong claim that I love change, my husband and I have always found comfort in the familiar. If we find a restaurant that we like, we go there—a [...]

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Happy Feet

By Cheryl Hansen My Mother’s Day was jam-packed with fun—from brunch to bike rides to backyard puppy parties. As the day came to a close, I noticed my daughter’s face change from pure bliss to [...]

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The Domino Effect

By Cheryl Hansen My son used to love to set dominoes up one by one in elaborate patterns across our living room floor just to watch them fall. It required extraordinary patience, particularly for [...]

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Bitter Sweet

By Cheryl Hansen   Sugar is sweet, inviting. Sugar supports me at my worst and celebrates with me at my best. Sugar is always happy. I can count on Sugar. But Sugar is not my friend. I’ve [...]

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Therapy Session

By Cheryl Hansen Is the world stressing us all out more than our parents? Is it actually more stressful or are we just less able to deal with it? I ask because nearly everyone I know is either [...]

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Rule of Three

By Cheryl Hansen Three is kind of a big deal if you think about it. Red, yellow and green on a traffic light. Time is divided into past, present and future. Third time’s a charm. Freud’s id, ego [...]

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Desperately Seeking Drishti

By Cheryl Hansen I hear the Yoga Pod teachers talk about drishti a lot, often offering up specific focal points or suggesting we find one ourselves. The idea, I’ve learned, is to give our minds a [...]

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Taxing Effort

By Cheryl Hansen I am a writer and by definition, I fear everything that involves math. I wasn’t bad at it, really, I just never liked it. And once I chose the path of writing, I knew I’d have to [...]

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Sacred Cows

By Cheryl Hansen I was in a meeting several years ago in which the leader of the group challenged us to question any and every sacred cow that may be limiting our growth. Sacred cows, of course, [...]

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Lessons In Paella

By Cheryl Hansen I made paella for dinner tonight. I’ve never made it before and very nearly talked myself out of it. I just wasn’t in the mood to lecture my kids about trying new foods and then [...]

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