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Why Are You Doing What You’re Doing?

By Dr. Darcy Lord - Tuesday, April 03, 2018

I love when I take a vacation week. I stop a lot of my “busyness” and I trade it for extra naps, walking, writing, dancing and meditating. Awesome! I remember a particular vacation when a cool thing happened; I felt like I found myself again. Interesting, since I had not even realized I was missing. Does that ever happen to you? Do you ever feel like you are going day by day making it through all the routines of work or home on auto-pilot, and all of a sudden you notice you are hardly even there?  

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Being Your Own Good Parent

By Dr. Darcy Lord - Friday, July 21, 2017

My son, Nikolas, recently got his black belt in Taekwondo. It was a pretty big deal and we are all really, really proud of him! And way more importantly – he’s really proud of himself and feels great about it. It took him 5 years. He did the work, and took the effort, and made the choice to do his best and to have a good attitude when he was at the classes… and it showed during the testing. But here’s what I also know: I had a big part in getting him to the classes – sometimes when he really didn’t want to go; and in financing the classes – sometimes when I didn’t really want to watch the money go out. 

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The Difficult Art of Self-Forgiveness

By Dr. Darcy Lord - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I was thinking about forgiveness. Whether we practice it or not, most of us have heard of the importance and benefits of forgiving people. It’s not about liking or condoning negative, abusive or unhealthy behavior; it’s simply about forgiving the person because it doesn’t serve us (or anyone) to hold onto the hurt and judgment. Most counseling practices, spiritual traditions, universal philosophies, and personal growth processes eventually lead us back to the art of forgiving. But sometimes I think we go about it backwards.  

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Dr. Darcy Lord received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Somatic Education which addresses the mind-body-spirit connection. She has been a speaker, trainer, and consultant for over twenty-five years, guiding groups and individuals toward their own empowerment and well-being. Book Darcy Today!