Aprovechar

Taking the full measure of life

Entries Tagged as 'sturm and drang'

Support for the Year of Self-Care: Pause, Ask, Listen, & Respond

February 27th, 2009 · 6 Comments

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · New Year's resolution · sturm and drang · weight loss

The Big Question Marks

February 8th, 2009 · 20 Comments

When I quit my job, it seemed so plain to me:  I needed to quit my job. I love to write.  I had already researched freelance writing extensively.  The plan fit.  I knew the path wouldn’t be easy, but I felt pretty euphoric about it. And then I crashed into an emotional wall and fell […]

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Tags: gratitude · sturm and drang · winter

Overcoming Frustration

December 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

I was in a deep funk. In the midst of packing boxes and making holiday plans and attending my grandmother’s funeral and trying to work in a half-empty apartment (part of the contents of which had already disappeared with their new owner), I unraveled.  I grew anxious and angry. Why was it always my responsibility […]

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Tags: gratitude · sturm and drang

What We Can Ask

November 21st, 2008 · 8 Comments

We pulled off into the drive of an abandoned house that I wanted to photograph, and we got out of the car.  My husband’s irritation emanated in palpable waves—directed at me.  I wanted to shoot the house: we were two hours from home, and I didn’t know when or if I’d get the chance to […]

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Tags: autumn · gratitude · on the soapbox · sturm and drang

28 and Growing

July 27th, 2008 · 28 Comments

Last week I visited a practitioner of Chinese medicine–acupuncture, herbs, and diet.  I’ve done too much research into diet to discount the wisdom of cultures around the world and the traditional ways of healing within those cultures. Several blog readers had suggested that I go, and when the latest suggestion came in, I guess it […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · sturm and drang · summer