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Dr Karen

Impossible goal update

About a year ago, shortly after I started this blog/musing, I shared my impossible goal for 2019.  It was to learn to play Bach Cello Suite #1.  My year-long attempt to learn to play this solo cello suite was incredible.  I learned so much, and I even got better at

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Dr Karen

Six Tips to Listen Better

To-feel-listened-to is one of the most important needs we have.  From drums and smoke signals down through the centuries to the pings and bings of technology our need to be heard remains strong.  And yet, our ability to meet that crucial need – our ability to listen, is withering in

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Dr Karen

The Holiday Stress Mess

Have you noticed that holiday sweet treats seem unusually irresistible?  Why is that? Over and above the stresses of day to day life, this time of year is full of stress – both good stress and bad stress.  Searching for, and hopefully finding, the ‘perfect gift’ for the ‘impossible-to-buy-for’ loved

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Dr Karen

To fast or not to fast?

In a world utterly obsessed with food and multiple meals and snacks daily, it sounds insane but I love, love LOVE fasting.  Most people believe they cannot miss a single meal, let alone five or six in a row.  Not only do I love intermittent fasting, I love short extended

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Dr Karen

Self Sabotage Defeated

The best laid plans wither in the wake of self-sabotage. Several decades ago, in my early 20’s I was a recreational runner.  I even entered a couple of 10km fun-runs, one of which I came in last.  Proud to have finished, I still have the race entry number of that

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