Dealing With Changes and The Past

July 3, 2010 by  
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I have always been a person who has had a talent for adapting to new circumstances.   I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lived in NYC and now live in Los Angeles.

I have left my family behind (when I moved to NYC), a bad relationship (when I left NY) and now in Los Angeles I live as a widow.

When I was growing up, I was an outstanding student and everyone thought I would get to do something that involved mathematics and physics but I ended up getting involved with the arts.

As I struggled through the years to make a living, I often heard how I had wasted my talents in a life that to outsiders seemed to be very hard and without the chances of bringing the success they were sure I would have had if I had followed the scientific path.

I must confess, I too, when life got really hard, thought I had made a mistake and wished I could have gone back in time and done things differently.

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Turning Loneliness Into Deeper Connection

June 1, 2010 by  
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I have just read the posting below and thought of sharing it with you.  It is a good companion to my earlier post The Pleasures Of Solitude (


By Anne Naylor, posted on the Huffington Post

Loneliness accepted becomes a gift
leading one from a life dominated by tears
to the discovery of one’s true self
and finally to the heart of longing and the love of God.


This week, I have been reading Alex And Me by Dr Irene Pepperberg, the touching and inspiring story of the author’s scientific studies with a Grey parrot, Alex, and his intelligence and language skills. A feisty bird by all accounts, he also demonstrated qualities of empathy and understanding — qualities I call “heart skills.” His premature death was deeply grieved.

Do you ever feel disconnected and find this world to be a lonely place, lacking in warmth and friendship? Or perhaps you are one who thrives in solitude. Do you feel overwhelmed by demands being made on you for your time and attention, but absent from real contact with others? Do you ever wonder in all of the busy-ness who your friends really are? …Continued