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Cynthia Hawkins
Worked at Lawrence Prop Mgt
Attended Columbia Univ SGS
Lives in Union Square/NYC
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Always great to share and join the Neville Circle. Dementia is a plague on our houses, everywhere people are watching as their elderly loved ones unravel, and family members sit by helplessly as medical science struggles vainly to make some headway in treatments and prevention. So far, not much. I am, BTW using the Neville principles in my home care of our mother, Lucille...who has mixed senile dementia. Her 'reasoning mind' has pretty much gone. Yet still, at 94, she enjoys a connection to life, and 'comes out of the fog' (they say this only happens on the days when I am on site looking after her..hmm??)I imagine her whole, logical, task focused, upbeat, funny, engaged, and responsive. Guess what?? She IS!!! There is no cure for what she has, but how heartwarming and instructive to see that there are things that can be transformed..even 'incurable conditions'... at this late stage in her life??
The Dark Night Of The Soul. In my mid to late 30's, in 2002 to 2003 I fell apart. After years and years of soul searching, exploring meditation, Native American Wisdom,
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I FEEL IT REAL in my ' future' home in New Orleans "sometime in the wish fulfilled". My fave foster care kid is showing her counselor her room, in our house, that big lovely house, our Snuggery. We own it.Bought and paid for. We create value in the world -- that's our fortune! No worry, Blueberry.
You must control the direction of the movements of your attention. But you must do it with the least ..."
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I actually get compliments all the time on my pull tab necklace, and as a retired ESL instructor, try never to miss a 'teaching moment'. On line at Trader Joe's awhile ago, I got tapped on the shoulder (true!) and a woman said, "Excuse me, but is that a Bulgari?? Your necklace is like, stunning!!" I own the shorter necklace, the bracelet, the earrings, and the CLEO necklace as well. Additionally, bought the DIY kit for my niece, and SHE gets raves about it, too! All conversation starters, and a great way to spread the word - 'flotsam, reconsidered' can become art, create beauty out of 'debris', and provide a real boost for developing artisans. Win, win!! Thanks, to Andy and all the groovy folks at Escama!
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I have tried to order necklaces from you, over the past week, at LEAST SIX TIMES. Try as I might, the order will not go thru. Really inconvenient and stonewalled by no response at your end at all. What a shame, since I have one of the pop top necklaces and love it. Wanted some more for the holiday, for gifts. Oh, well, you guys just didn't get $99 from me. That's all folks. See ya.
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Our 94 year old mother with severe memory loss and dementia perks right up at the first whiff of garlic. Does the human brain, even while declining, still retain some residual "hardwiring" triggered by odor, and scent? I believe so.
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What a joy to see a woman like you! It's great you lost the weight - but then you added to the joy: you helped others by sharing your ideas and tips on how you did it. That way, others can benefit from your journey to slim, new health. And of course best of all.. you, babygirl.. are a work in progress! As a teacher, I always love my inspirational students best of all!! In my classroom - you'd get an A+++!! Keep on!

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I use something I affectionately call my "MuuMuu Maneuver"..I own a collection of very boldly printed Hawaiian house dresses, as Ric calls them. When I feel it real, I also SEE it real; as I look down into my lap, my hand is holding a cup of tea, and I see the bright purple red of the garment I am wearing.
"I'm having a huge problem visualizing the scene from my own eyes. I always see myself in the scene. Can you suggest a trick or technique that may help?"
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Absolutely. Shepherd your stray thoughts, because they can run away, like mischievous children. But you get better at this as time goes on. I pull my focus back where it belongs much more easily now I have practiced the feel it real session routine.
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Going through a really bad day with setbacks, and a financial curve ball we did not expect. Hubby came home feeling he had been flattened. I sat, quietly, and 'went in to be still'. Better than any tranquilizer. I am restored, and moving forward once again ..with no doubt.
Hey mate, When you stop living according to the principles of the masses, and live more and more according to the principles of Neville Goddard, you will find that doubt dies – and has no pow…
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Show yer best 'selfie'!!
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You don't look your age.really.
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Our mom was a big band singer in the 1940's just before she met my dad. Recently with her dementia gaining ground (she's 92 bless her) we have nicknamed her the Obtuse Chanteuse.. And even she thinks this foto is a hoot...
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Introduction
Proudly sober fifteen years and counting (one day at a time, natch), I have survived by grit, lucky DNA, and descend from a long line of 'butt kicking Italian broads". Mom is still living, at 92! I'm a building super, a community activist, happily wedded for the first time, at 60...a pet lover, textile recycler. I visit homebound seniors with Alzheimer's, and if I say so myself...cook a superb pot of meatballs and sausage!
Bragging rights
My story "STILL SANCHO" was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul - Living With Alzheimer's (May 2014)and another, KITTY AND THE DOOZY PIE, just published online..
Education
  • Columbia Univ SGS
    Engl and Comp Lit, 2008
    Went back to school in my fifties, after the events of WTC 9/11. I worked my tush off.. but it was worth the candle; and when I left Columbia, to care for an aging parent, I had earned a respectable exit-GPA of 3.76. I laugh and say I went from 'Jennie Come Lately" to "Magna Cum Laude"!! :-))
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Gender
Female
Other names
born Cynthia Hawk, Heather Hawkins, C.H. Legorreta
Work
Occupation
I am a building superintendent - since 1989, and a professional 'extreme' house cleaner. Trust me, that's no easy job. And because I went back to school after 9/11 - I guess that makes me a blue collar gal in the Ivy League? Yep, 'spoze so!!
Skills
Management, community advocacy (in English AND Spanish), cat wrangler, chef/bartender, short story writer. I also manage to hold my head on, in my profile photos. Some days I think it may drop off from all the hassles!!!!
Employment
  • Lawrence Prop Mgt
    Superintendent, 1989
    Over the years I have: hosed enough dog poo off my walks to fill an airplane hangar. Additionally I've swept, bagged, shoveled, clipped, doused, salted, squeegeed, mopped, vacuumed, plastered. I've also intervened in domestic violence between tenants, stood watch over deceased elderly neighbors till the police arrived, humped debris off my roof in the dark in 50mph winds during Hurricane Sandy, and cleared still smoldering rubble after a basement fire. Some of what I do could never make it onto a resume - Christ..who'd believe it?
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Union Square/NYC
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I love this place, been going here for years. And I also want to say that they HAVE CHANGED managers. The former, a real moody 'honchette' was a woman, with whom I also locked horns, over what was actually a trifle. Whether I'm the customer, or the manager...I always try to be polite, having worked as a supervisor myself I totally dig what a stressful job it can be. Miss Rude was, some time ago - 'moved to an uptown store'. I hope she took a better 'tude with her! This 23rd Street place is great for underpants/skimmer tops/picture frames/books/oddball plates and coffee mugs. But as always, remember pleez Thrift Shop 101 - be willing to browse and spend time, and you will score, for sure! As I write they are doing renovation at the store, so I got a 'discount' for wading through the chaos, and the girl at the register couldn't have bee sweeter. My first visit there years ago - I found a stunners Carole Little vintage kimono bold-print jacket for $7.99 which I wore when hubby and I got married in 2008. There's big mojo there for me. So, I urge people to give that store another chance. The staff there now is great!! As well as the items for sale. And THE MANAGERS!
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reviewed a year ago
When mother, after years of living on her own out in Forest Hills, began a worrisome slide into dementia and forgetfulness, the time came when we were concerned enough to call 911. She was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital. I am really glad we did that. She was found to have had a mild case of pneumonia,a real issue for elderly people (mom is almost 93 as I write this) When she was well enough to be moved, my first choice was a nursing/rehab home down on the Lower East Side, where I had been visiting for some years the mother of a good friend, now at end stage Alz. Since I had what I believed was a 'great relationship' with them already, the LIJ social worker called and made the first request for mother to be admitted there. Bottom line: Not only were they unhelpful and unresponsive, but when I made a second call, to explain who I was (thinking they did not 'get it' I had long been a visitor there) the social worker never even returned my call! Luckily however, for our family, the Consulting M.D. in the LIJ/ER that day when mom was first brought in - the amazing Dr. Sehati, recommended Forest View. I had no idea such a place existed. Mother was taken to Forest View Center,and for the next two months or so, received daily physical therapy, watchful monitoring, and medication for her dementia-based anxiety. She made friends, dining often in the Pent House, took part in activities, watched movies, sang. The nurses made certain she was clean, safe and content. Let me state for the record: words simply do not exist (and hey, I'm a writer!) to express my extraordinary gratitude and joy in having our mom back! She is steady on her feet, sleeping well, smiling often, eating heartily, playing the piano once more and interacting with others. She was recently discharged from FV and, is living now with my sister Valerie. The light is back on in mom's eyes! Her healing Circle of Care included and embraced - Lori Cashman, Talia Fisher, Whitney Greenaway, Karen the Piano Lady, Alice in the PentHouse Dining Room, the astonishing Sue Mahler, tireless Pat and sweet Miss Thompson from the Sixth floor,Mohammed the Therapy Guy... and about a dozen others - I could go on and on. Tell you this much: The therapy and superb rehab/nursing mom received from the staff at FV is what turned everything around. If you have an elder beloved who needs looking after, do not under any circumstances miss checking out Forest View!
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I am very pleased with the quality of 24/7 care my 'other-mother', now at late stage Alzheimer's, is getting, at New East Side. The place is clean and well-run. The staff always greet me warmly. The nurses and aides are bustling around, busy. They answer my questions, and though I am not a family member, I am treated with kindness as well. Medications, housekeeping, patient activities, mealtime all move with precision - and genuine concern. Patients are given dignity, along with their baths and food. People are often reluctant to visit a place like this because, I suspect they are afraid in a way..it can seem like a preview of a possible 'future version' of themselves. But New East Side (formerly Home of the Sages) is doing an excellent job, caring for someone I dearly love.
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