By Chandrama Anderson
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About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in ... (More)
About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background in high-tech is helpful in understanding local couples' dynamics and the pressures of living here. I am a wife, mom, sister, friend, author, and lifelong advocate for causes I believe in (such as marriage equality). My parents are both deceased. My son graduated culinary school and is heading toward a degree in Sociology. I enjoy reading, hiking, water fitness, movies, 49ers and Stanford football, Giants baseball, and riding a tandem bike with my husband. I love the beach and mountains; nature is my place of restoration. In my work with couples, and in this blog, I combine knowledge from many fields to bring you my best ideas, tips, tools and skills, plus book and movie reviews, and musings to help you be your genuine self, find your own voice, and have a happy and healthy relationship. Don't be surprised to hear about brain research and business skills, self-soothing techniques from all walks of life, suggestions and experiments, and anything that lights my passion for couples. (Author and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Calif. Lic # MFC 45204.) (Hide)
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We're on the cusp of winning the League Championship tonight, and I am excited about that.
I've been a football fan since I was a girl. However, being hit by a rock in the head at age 10 that was batted at me by a neighborhood bully, and then getting a bat hit into my jaw in PE at Addison School in 4th grade, put me off baseball.
I had gone to a couple of innings here and there with friends, but it seemed boring and slow; I went to be with my friends.
Then when my husband was recovering from cancer and all he could do was sit in the recliner and watch his favorite sport since he was eight years old, he taught me about baseball. And he knows all the ins and outs, and now I can play call from my couch like the best of them.
Update: My husband's boss gave him tickets to the Thursday night game. So I was there to see the Giants become NL Champs again!! The fireworks were incredible. The crowd energy was amazing (I wore ear plugs, it was so loud). The people sitting near us were great (except the Cards fans behind us with 'nasty mouth' syndrome), My voice was tired from cheering. We stood to see because everyone was on their feet. I will likely always remember this.