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Tips for Dying #8: No Bossy/Judgy Attitudes

Okay, I know my dad is dying and “he gets to be the boss of his own journey” (see previous tip) but…note to self… that doesn’t mean you can micro-manage the affairs of the living from your death bed…this note is to myself…kind of as a reminder on how absurd it is to criticize perfectly capable people( …the force of my inner critic is strong…)

I figure it will be hard to stamp out dirty habits of mind even as I lay dying, so I need to start now!

Here’s today’s show…I laugh because laughter breaks the tension even if I don’t think I’m supposed to laugh:

Dad yells (in his whispery voice): “Hey! Don’t cut the credit card in so many pieces!”

Sue walks back in, “What?”

Dad: “What are you cutting up?”

Sue: “An old credit card”

Dad:”that’s what I thought…don’t cut it up so much…”

Me: (groaning, sighing)

Sue: (laughing softly) that’s the way I do it…”

Dad:”well, don’t”

Me: “ah jeez, dad…” (I fight back the urge to inform him that she is capable of deciding how many pieces…)

Sue: laughs softly.

She is a saint…how do I nominate her to the Vatican?

And how is it Dad is so weak but has such great hearing?



Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature