Trances

How I Almost Got Arrested and Learned Even More About Being Stuck

I was involved in a fender bender. Well, not exactly a fender bender but a side door scraper. Everyone was OK. And, mostly, everyone was kind. An officer came quickly to document the incident and see if we needed assistance. I drive a lot and I’ve been blessed that I’ve been involved in only a few minor accidents over many years of being on the roads in the US, Europe, and the terrifying roads of Vietnam. But, this time, I didn’t have my insurance card in my car.

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Beware the Ides of March

March has been a challenging month here. We've had four Nor’easters, no power for 9 days, and no internet for 14 days. We finally got power back. Yay! This month’s events really spoke to me about taking control when we can, and when things are clearly out of our control, as in the weather, controlling how we respond to them. [...]

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Family Trances and the Habit of Holding Yourself Back

Holding yourself back is a learned behavior that often becomes a habit, and may come from one or both parents. It is built on, and perpetuated by, related attitudes and behaviors. In addition to the learned behaviors, there may be inherited traits that support it as well. You may be more pessimistic, have less vibrant health or stamina, or be more introverted. [...]

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