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  • Why living in Hawaii is paradise to Dori

  • What her Great Dane, Reykjavik, is teaching Dori

  • Her reaction to Reykjavik’s diagnosis of Degenerative Myelopathy and how she flipped the script

  • What is bringing more joy into their lives

  • Living in the moment and how it affects communication, especially when one party is unable to speak

  • The four life lessons she’s learned

  • The beauty in a creature who has no internal story

  • Becoming ambassadors of living in the present

  • The danger in listening to the stories of others

  • The necessity of living her own life

  • Why, if you are a caregiver, you may want a time-tracker

  • Why lowering the bar is a good thing

  • The size of a caregiver’s ego

  • The importance of enjoying what still exists

  • Living with uncertainty

  • Water and sound therapy

  • What ultimate freedom means to Dori

  • No longer believing work equals worth

  • How caregiving helps her be in the present moment and connect with others

  • New ways of being and keeping the fun in living

  • The gift from Reykjavik she’ll be unwrapping forever

During AFTER THOUGHTS Colleen shares how she came to practicing presence in her life and explains why it is an escape hatch from worry and anxiety.


I am glad I didn’t focus on the diagnosis.
— Dori Frame
Sometimes you need time for yourself just to sit down and say, okay, I don’t need to be doing this, this, or this. What do I want to do just for myself right now?
— Dori Frame
Live in the joy of the moment, not the fear of the future.
— Dori Frame



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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Previous TAL episodes mentioned during the show:

TAL with Mary Dowling

TAL with Cynthia Lim


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