Learning to Fly, and We Both Have Wings

I used to have this reoccurring dream that I was on the edge of a steep cliff walking and walking. There were cars zipping by me. I had terrible anxiety that I was going to fall off the cliff at any moment, and I could not see a single thing off of the edge. I …

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The Real Distance of a Mile*

A few years ago I decided to learn to run. I was needing more aerobic exercise and I was tired of paying for a gym membership to do an elliptical (which I almost never used). I have always been scared of running, for a couple of reasons. One, at a certain point (like 2 minutes …

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Long Walks on the Beach to Nowhere

Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico A few weeks ago I read this story on the brain benefits of being at the beach. It said that barefeet in the sand makes a person more grounded. That listening to waves simulates the feeling of being told "don't worry" over and over again. That the smell of …

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