Dawn Delahunty

A caution sign on the side of a road.

Caution Runners: slow down on the turn

By Dawn Delahunty / April 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Caution Runners: slow down on the turn

Transitions have never been one of my superpowers. Honestly it’s not a skill set that shines brightly in our family. Whether it was a move, a graduation, a promotion, or starting a business, even in relationships, it has always been awkward stumble to a new season even seasons that had been eagerly anticipated. Similarly with…

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Honor the Pain

By Dawn Delahunty / September 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Honor the Pain

With so much pain in the world, it’s natural to want to look away or disassociate with it. News of wars, natural disasters, a pandemic and violence against innocent people is all very overwhelming. But when this hurt, distress, grief or anxiety is within ourselves, looking away is not really an option.  So, what is…

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Two hands reaching out to each other in a line of concrete buildings.

“Peace is not the absence of conflict…”

By Dawn Delahunty / March 1, 2022 / Comments Off on “Peace is not the absence of conflict…”

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with conflict by peaceful means.†Ronald Reagan No one I know really looks forward to conflict. If you’re like me, you might even cringe a little at the word. This is due to the fact that it is often associated with a dysfunctional…

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Don’t you just love a great mystery?

By Dawn Delahunty / February 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Don’t you just love a great mystery?

The intrigue, the suspense, the cat and mouse game of solving a crime. The author entices you to shadow a sleuth who’s determined to solve the crime as the plot thickens through a trail of clues and distractions. Mystery builds as the story takes abrupt twists and turns, and suddenly you can’t put the book…

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The Joy of Test Taking…ugh

By Dawn Delahunty / January 1, 2022 / Comments Off on The Joy of Test Taking…ugh

Is it possible, that like an obviously wrong answer on a multiple choice test, rejection is actually a gift?

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A young boy wearing a batman cape and mask.

Superhero or Survivor

By Dawn Delahunty / December 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Superhero or Survivor

One way to exercise safely and effectively is to monitor your heart rate.  A heart that is working too hard is in danger and one that is not working hard enough will not become stronger.  Depending on your health and goals, we may be aiming for 40-80% of your maximum heart rate.  Now here arises…

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A monopoly board with the train piece missing.

The ‘F’ Word

By Dawn Delahunty / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on The ‘F’ Word

Our family has never really been into playing board games. I have my theories on this – something having to do with excessive competitiveness, but that’s probably a discussion for another time.  For me, whenever we did play a game it had to be one that had an end.  I dreaded Monopoly because it seemed…

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The Imperfection of Beauty

By Dawn Delahunty / October 1, 2021 / Comments Off on The Imperfection of Beauty

When I was a group instructor and wanted to connect with a class I would tease them that I might tell them one of my two most embarrassing stories. Instantly, I would have everyone’s attention. Why is it that people love to hear embarrassing stories?  As it turns out, unique and raw beauty can be…

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A sign that says " let 's be nicer to each other we 're all trying our best ".

“… things are different now.”

By Dawn Delahunty / September 1, 2021 / Comments Off on “… things are different now.”

Who thought we would be back to life as usual by now? I did. I don’t know if I really believed that, or I just couldn’t wrap my brain around an event that would so personally affect every single person on the planet and thereby disrupt every single society. Everything has changed. When we were…

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Life Preserver for the Lonely

By Dawn Delahunty / August 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Life Preserver for the Lonely

On March 13, 2020, I was finishing the day with a kindergarten class. What was something we  were each looking forward to or wishing for this weekend? As we went around the circle, “I  wish spring break was starting today!†said one of the students. I took a deep breathe,  essentially “spring break†was starting…

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