Lizard or lover? What’s your response to Paris?

My thoughts are in Pam’s comments.

Pam Grout

“Absolutely everything is available to us — sorrow and joy, grievance and forgiveness, horror and transcendence — it’s all on the menu. It’s up to us where we put our attention.”—Josh Radnor

I was lucky. When news of the Paris attacks struck the airwaves, I was standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, gazing out at billions of years of evolution, making it much easier to put things into perspective.

Like everybody else, I have a limbic cortex (AKA the lizard brain) that’s in charge of fight, flight, fear and freezing up.

But I also know, after years of covering such events as a news reporter, that the minute some tragedy happens, people rush forward to help, to heal, to bring forth the higher part of ourselves that loves, only loves.

In Paris, for example, an anonymous musician drug a piano by bicycle to the Bataclan and played John…

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About laura1952

I am a 64 year old happily married wife to a wonderful man since 1988 and we have been together since 1985. Fitness and my health took prescent in 2002 when I had a crazy accident with a clothesline hitting me and knocking me off a deck to create many problems physically over a couple of years. While I was healing I also lost my Mother to Emphysema and decided the night she was taken off life support it was time for me to give up my addiction to nicotine. I quit smoking 5 months later on May 04, 2003 with the help of a government program that became free. Ask and you shall receive. I ended up putting on 40 lbs over 6 months because I replaced cigarettes with chips and homemade dip at night time as I was also going through peri-menopause, so it was a no win situation double dipping in disrupting the hormone balance and retaining belly fat/body fat. I had asked my husband to buy me a fitness DVD for Christmas and he was kind enough to hear my desperation and bought me Pilates For Dummies and a mat. January 01, 2004 was the beginning of the rest of my life of my Fitness call in life. I also saw Bob Greene on Oprah promoting his new book Get With The Program. This was the "ask and you shall receive" I needed to keep me motivated and to make some serious lifestyle changes that are a part of my life forever now. I am a Grandmother of 2 Granddaughters and 3 Step Grandsons. Becoming a Grandmother was like a piece of the missing puzzle of my life was finally inserted. Life is a journey and I have loved being alive since I started on my fitness/nutrition journey because it was "the" reason to release my mind from depression and to begin to be grateful for the life I wake up to each and every morning. Here I am 11 years later and "got it" that moving makes me feel better. ls
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