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Category: Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud: Moving Gently into a New Year

Well, the end of another year is upon us.  Actually – no – that sounds too sad.  Rephrase. A new year is just about to begin. Better. I do not feel the need, or desire, to write a post about New Years Resolutions. I know it will be a hot topic in the blog-o-sphere in the next few days, not to mention surfacing the cover of every paper and magazine. This is not to say I…

Today I am grateful for

Time.  Extra time given for spending on the mat. Rehearsal. Work. Productivity. Closed laptops and open pages Sitting.  Just sitting.  Even for a few moments. Theatre.  And its ability to make someone smile. The genuine love and care of seniors. The innocence and smiles of children. Friends who just know. Mothers. Who love you and stand by you no matter what. Feeling cozy from head to toe.   Thinking these happy thoughts out loud with Amanda. What is making you…

Mind Dump: Feelings, Thoughts, Wishes

For anyone who journals, do you ever just write out a “mind dump?”  Basically – a stream of consciousness listing of every thought or feeling that is taking up space in your brain at that very moment.  Julia Cameron’s “morning pages,” are basically a version of this. I’ve decided to take mine to the inter webs this morning. Thank you, Amanda, for inviting me to be so out loud with my rambles…

Reaching for Control Amidst a Multitude of Passions

Goodmorning! From me, my couch, and my steaming bowl of pumpkin oats…. Crock pot pumpkin-apple steel cut oats I seem to always have a lot going through my mind. My thoughts seem to be constantly racing from one to another…to another…to another. Plans. Ideas. Plans. Ideas.  One hardly has a chance of fully developing before a new one comes and pushes it aside. Lucky for me, this little notion puts me in great…

Thinking out loud: “Rewards” and Recovery

The other day someone I love – who is recovering from an alcohol addiction – told me that they had a drink on the weekend.  It had been a solid amount of time since their last drink, they were feeling safe and in control, so they thought they’d reward themselves with one drink. They thought it would be a way to acknowledge the feat they had just over come. They thought it would feel nice…a desirable…

Selfish, or Confident?

As I work on my recovery, my challenge is to take care of myself. To put myself, and my needs, first. To me, this notion still makes me cringe.  Because to me, this screams “selfish!!!!” I have always believed that I must put others’ needs and emotions before my own. I’ve lived off the notion that, “as long as they are okay… everything is good.” But where did this get me? Crumbled…

Thinking Out Loud: In the Brain

Thanks to Amanda for letting me spew out some thoughts that are crowding my brain this week.  I already feel lighter! 1. Smiles: Crunchy peanut butter is so much better than smooth. Like, wow. I bought some last week after years of just having the smooth stuff. I think I knew I liked the crunchy better but I was probably scared of the added pieces of nut… Ugh (#foodfearSMASH).  I never see any other butters offered crunch though&#8230…

Thinking out loud: Those little things.

Speaking of “thinking out loud,” have you read Michael Singhers’ book, “Untethered Soul?” I just started it for the second time. I actually think this is the first and only time I’ve ever voluntarily read a book twice. I read it last fall around this time, and just kind of picked it up again on impulse a couple of weeks ago. The week before starting school/ending summer, I was beginning to feel…

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