Choosing Your Perspective

“If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” ~ Henry Miller   I have never been much good at arranging flowers. I’ve never had the eye for it. That is, until I found […]

The Power of Positive Self Talk

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich   Sometimes I have to pull out everything in my bag of tricks in order to rise above my current circumstances. Like right […]

Rewarding Yourself Is A Good Thing

“The reward of a work is to have produced it; the reward of effort is to have grown by it.” ~ Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods “To celebrate the production of the work and the personal growth created by the effort is a wonderful thing. Stopping to mark a personal achievement can […]

Lucky Dip #2

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”  ~ Bob Marley   It’s one of those ‘not coping very well’ kind of days. I’ve been enduring nights of no sleep, constant pain, fevers, sweats and anxiety. But that’s okay. It’s all for a good cause. And I’m prepared for days like […]

A Little Bag of Comfort!

“There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.”  ~ Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream Right now I’m pushing through an aggressive round of drugs and herbs to treat […]

What Are You Waiting For?

“TIME: Today Is My Everything”  ~ Richie Norton   Sometimes it’s good to rest, to step back and take time out, to think on things for a while… But eventually, you’re going to need to take action. Not much gets done on its own. What one thing can you do this week that will make things […]

Why are you following this path?

“You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it, you’d better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone’s hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people’s eyes like they’re the last you’ll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there’s no time left, jump if you feel like […]

Taking a Dose of my Own Medicine

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” ~ Lord Byron It’s ironic that the day after posting about my progress yesterday I found myself back in herxing land. Herxing is a side effect of the lyme bacteria inside me dying off and releasing their toxins as a parting gift. I haven’t felt this dreadful […]

How to Get Through the Hard Stuff

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin to Pooh (by A. A. Milne) Life. It’s just hard sometimes. I know, I know. There’s a library full of books out there on the magic of positive thinking, positive attitudes, thinking beautiful […]

Reminding yourself why…

“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.” ~ Author Unknown Sometimes the thing we need to do isn’t pleasant, isn’t fun, isn’t anything we really want to do. Or it might have started out easy, and fun, and then suddenly we reach the hard bit! Now, to get to where we […]

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