In times like these, we need the past, because for this one, shining moment in time, it may be the only thing we have total control over.
“Wouldn’t it be great if everyone reacted this way?” he asked. I nodded and burst into tears. The man talking to me, my friend, asked me this after his new dog put his head on my right foot and his upper body against my shin Thursday morning upon meeting the dog for the first time.… Continue reading Puppie 2.0
I abandoned music for podcasts over a year ago. When I am sitting in traffic, it was, and still is, easier to listen to someone talk. I told myself I was learning something, and that I could not listen to music if I was sitting in traffic. If the car was not moving, it just… Continue reading Music and Emotions
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times… I am not that into Dickens, but his words could not be more appropriate for the events of today in Boston and in the last month in my life. I have had my usual chronic health troubles amplified, and, well, put simply and… Continue reading Best of Times, Worst of Times: Boston and Me
It is scary how vivid drams can be. Always and forever idealized, glowing in technicolor red, orange yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Romantic interests, the romantic lead is always to be a fantastical, idealized version of my elementary school crush. 5% body fat, tall with all the trimmings. If the dream is of a home… Continue reading Vivid Dreams
There are so many ways I get stuck in various emotional traps. Tonight I watched a documentary and got all emotional. It was overwhelming waves of emotion, crashing down on me. To describe what happens, where I go inside my head, that will take too long. Never mind that…Let’s focus on the solution. The solution… Continue reading How to Press Reset Part 1: Showers, Baths and Body Care
I journal and jot things down all the time. I have multiple notebooks all over the place. There is a reason for this. Yes, Staples and OfficeMax are my playgrounds. (I just love school supplies.) Also, I need to get my words, thoughts and prayers, even, out on paper. It is the only… Continue reading How to Make Your Own Gratitude Journal