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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Goodness sake, this train’s a dive!

And here I wore my best beehive.

Maybe next time I’ll plan ahead,

Walk or take a cab instead.

 

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Saturday’s Thought – Abundance

“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”

(Epicurus)

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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February 14, 2018 · 1:23 pm

Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner (Bar…)

(P.S.  The greeting card version is now available in my shop at Etsy.)

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

We each have a unique psyche,

Calm, nervous, excited or spiky.

Acceptance and love will go a long way,

To helping us make it through the day.

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Friday’s Thought – On Coping Strategies

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

(Albert Schweitzer)

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The Perils of a Creative Mind

Or, where I’ve been for the last six weeks (the short version told in pictures.)

Back in mid-December, this happened…

And because I couldn’t figure out why I was having digestive upset, I went to numerous doctors seeking the answer.

Much to my surprise, I learned that I actually have sensitivities to… 

(Ok, not to ALL food; just to all grains, chicken, beef, lamb, shellfish, walnuts, almonds, coconut and…drum roll…lettuce!)  Figuring out how and what to eat became rather complicated.  The more I read, the more I obsessed and got scared.

While death didn’t seem exactly around the corner, the prospects of living a happy life felt rather remote.

I wish I could say I’m all better now.  My digestion DOES seem to be on the mend, but my oh-so-creative mind has been keeping me on my toes warning me of imminent doom every time I have a stomach gurgle or heart flutter.  Anxiety is truly the gift that keeps giving.

All that said, I’m also learning that anxiety can actually be a gift.   Facing it head on means engaging with your inner demons, letting down expectations of perfection, and learning new coping strategies and skills. 

Namaste

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