Blah blah oil

I’ve been buying little odds and ends of furniture to make my home more functional. Some of those pieces need some maintenance, using linseed oil or equivalents (and am I…

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I’m teal blue

I’m teal blue. My favorite color is purple, followed by blue, green and a deep raspberry red. A client has our appointments in teal blue on her calendar and she…

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OPEN A WINDOW

Sounds simple, open a window. And still I forget to do it, even as I’m driving on my favorite Washington back roads, surrounded by greenery, no other cars for miles,…

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A word to the wise

Do you go with the flow? Turn on a dime? Breeze through? I’ve written before about tiny nuances of language that fascinate me. Experiments of what to say to yourself…

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I am not a diagnostician

I’ve taken classes on hoarding cleaning-out techniques. I work with people in treatment for ADD. I work with people in treatment for OCD. I’ve worked with people suffering from dementia.…

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Disenfranchised grief

I wrote about complicated grief in two recent posts: Complicated Grief, and Complicated Grief – follow-up. I just learned about a subtle, stealthy variant: disenfranchised grief, grief which can be…

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