Showing posts with label groups. Show all posts
Showing posts with label groups. Show all posts

Monday, June 15, 2015

Brief Up-date

Hi friends, Life can get busy, so many things to do and distractions. One has to decide what is most important (or what someone used to say - apology in advance  - "what fire to piss on")
A writer friend shares that he writes two hours a day or twenty pages no matter what. I am doing revisions and trying to follow his advice.  Started to submit my writing and poetry, also attending a good writers group. I say "good" because the feedback is useful and kind. So with their comments and John's help I am making changes that enhance VIRGINS, the first novel from my SYLPHS series.
Also, almost finished reading Gone Girl and a bit into Pope Joan, different books, both excellent. Will write about them when done.
Family, thank God, all are well and those that graduated this year did so with high honors. Summer is here full blast, green foothills are turning brown, but I don't mind. Trees are full and so is the lake. John and I are thankful to be in good health and sprit. I continue to attend a group of wise and spiritual women and I'm back enjoying Qi Gong. Had stopped after getting hurt doing Yoga - I was not focusing - made a bad move, one of those that is nothing terrible but turns into icing, visits to the therapist and rest. It had me down because it felt as if I was going to be lame forever.
I am sad to report that the Mama Turkey, on the photos of my May 20, 2015 post, Wildlife In Our Property, is no longer nesting. Some ill-meaning person took the eggs from the nest. He/she trespassed on our property at night, knockdown one of our solar lights. In the morning, all John found where feathers on our driveway and an empty nest with the Mama looking for her babies, no shells. The eggs already had embryos.  I have a feeling who it was but no proof so I've had to turn it over to the God of my understanding. Will not report on the critters in our property until after the fact so creeps don't hurt them.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

A comment on "I don't give a funk."

This article is my comment on Sue Fitzmaurice's article "I don't give a funk" 
I can relate and have lived in or through at least 10 of the 13 things on your article and came up with the saying: Lions don't grow on pabulum©
There are many books on how life is hard because MOST humans have or had a hard life. Having feelings and depression is not a sissy or cowardly thing. Feelings are what all-living things experience, and they only stop (or might not) after death.
Depression can be emotional, clinical or both. Sometimes it's just about getting over a painful situation; other times it’s an ongoing hurt or condition. The important thing, I find, is not to judge myself by someone else’s appearance, words, advice or fixes, like they say in a program I go to: “don't compare your insides with other's outsides.”
 As most of those that get into the healing occupations, I became a counselor because I needed to fix myself, and it helped and I was effective in helping others because I could relate. One time I was suffering from extreme phobia, and nothing seemed to lift it until I found a phobia group and a phobia book, and from sharing it was lifted.

Groups are great for discovering and recovering. In most groups there are winners, those that are in recovery and help others. Psychologist, therapists, counselors and doctors can also be caring and compassionate. 
By M.M.A-W