Anne Wotring – Dare to Think

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Seriously Laughing

March 2, 2014

This morning I couldn’t calm myself down. I had had a series of upsetting things happen. I was so angry I was trembling. I tried breathing, grounding, meditating, talking to my husband on the phone. I couldn’t stop agitating. I…


Groundhog Day

January 20, 2014

Dear Friends, Ever think that you are living “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray? In the film Murray wakes up every morning in the same room, at the same B&B, at the exact same time, to the same song and repeats…


Bigger Story

July 25, 2013
Bigger Story

Dear Friends,   Thanks to you for your responses to my last blog about my immigrant relatives’ dusty, desert-y eastern Oregon existence in the 1880’s. I felt so sad that they endured these difficulties, which I hadn’t realized before I…


Resilience

May 15, 2013
Resilience

This past month my husband and I traveled to eastern Oregon to see the little town in which my great-grandparents settled back in 1882. Louise Jacob immigrated from Alsace, France and Frederick Rosenzweig from northern Germany. They met and married…


Out of the Box

March 19, 2013
Out of the Box

Dear Friends, My mother was in a coma for 16-months. Then she died. Eben Alexander, M.D., was in a coma for 7-days. He came back to tell about it. In Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Dr.…


Rascal Mind

February 15, 2013
Rascal Mind

I finally got over last month’s flu but then came down with something else. Psychologist Brene Brown calls it a “Shame Attack.” That’s what happens after you publicly reveal something about yourself that shows vulnerability or weakness. Last month I…


The Flu

January 21, 2013
The Flu

I’ve got The Flu. (I’d rather be surfing…) The only real cure for The Flu, I am told, is Rest. So I am Resting. I’m stunned at how depleted I am – once I gave myself over to it. I…


Re-Playing the Piano

December 6, 2012
Re-Playing the Piano

My daughter, Kate, is a piano teacher. Mostly her students are children. But “Ms. Kate” also teaches 4 adults. Her adult students have four things in common: 1. They are outstanding in their professional lives. 2. Growing up, they had…


Hurricane Sandy

November 14, 2012
Hurricane Sandy

“Thanks to a guy named Buzz, the massive tree threatening our house came down gently this morning….” So began the email from my friend Nancy, one week after Hurricane Sandy slammed the eastern seaboard. “Buzz risked his life to save…


Drive the Talk…

October 26, 2012
Drive the Talk…

Last week Tom and I bought a Chevy Volt. This is the car that runs on electricity for 37 miles and then on a 10 gallon tank of gas. It’s a hybrid but one that has ZERO carbon emissions if…