Have You Treated Yourself to a Beautiful Walk in Nature Lately?

Remember when you were a child and you played and played in the yard chasing butterflies, grasshoppers and fireflies. No wonder children are carefree with abandonment; they know how to immerse themselves into nature. Would you like to get back to that feeling of being carefree? There are a million ways to cope with stress.…

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The Beach

  Image by Pixabay http://pixabay.com/en/ As I begin my walk along the beach I look ahead and try to figure out how far two miles will be. It seems too far for me to walk. I think it is not much unlike life. If you set your goals too far ahead they seem unachievable, so…

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Disassociation

Dissociation is a defense against extremely distressful, painful experiences. The mind is wonderful in that it will protect you from painful events if you are overwhelmed or not emotionally prepared to deal with those events. At times disassociation can be helpful. Remember when you were in school looking out the window daydreaming while the teacher…

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Image by Pixabay What are like minded people? Are they people who agree with your philosophies? Or does that mean that they enjoy good art and music, or articulate conversation like I do? There is some comfort in not having to explain yourself, not having to defend your thinking; saying a word and someone understanding…

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50th Wedding Anniversary

Tomorrow is mine and Steve’s 50th wedding anniversary. I remember the day we married. It was a beautiful sunny fall day. The air was crisp, orange leaves drifting down from the trees. The squirrels were scurrying for nuts as the sun shinned on our faces. We didn’t have much money but we managed to spend…

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Writing Rituals

  Today we are writing about how we physically get ready to write. Don’t laugh when I share my secrets with you. I write in bed, I write in the car. I write on the napkin at the restaurant and sometimes I sit at my computer, light a candle, play soft music to set the…

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PTSD

  The other day I went to the Dr. with my husband. The doctor and my husband got on the conversation of why Viet Naum Vets couldn’t let go of the trauma of what they saw in the war. The Doctor noted she saw traumatic things every day and she just let it go. Her…

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