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Lessons on Learning How to Be in This World

Pearl, my sweet 17-year-old parrot, demonstrating how he likes to go outside - in his cage, with his bathroom clock for company, covered with a towel and completely "just in case."

My mind really likes a lot of detail. It also likes to be read in to the bigger picture.

For instance, let's say I decide I want to take a 30-day yoga course online (such as this one, which is...
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Why “Working On” My Body Doesn’t Work (And What Does Work)

Pearl, my body- and self-loving parrot, encourages me to continue what I am learning about working with my body!

In my last post here, I shared with you that I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism last November.

Not only did this diagnosis put together some pieces of a years-long battle with seasonal illness, but it also pretty much dismantled everything I thought I knew about the healing process.

What I mean is, I...
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