Sunday, August 31

Moving Beyond Blockages .....8/31/14

       Whenever we apply healthy alternatives to an area of struggle in our lives, we are creating a better today.  Acting like a victim is a choice, not a
       These are three blockages mentioned in previous post:

1. Fear, anxiety, being

Saturday, August 30

Creating a Vision, Overcoming Blockages........ 8/30/14

    Yes, I am up.  Late last night, to the movies a friend and I went.  November Man.  Not bad.  Good, actually.  I decompressed from the stresses of the week, seeing a flick before penning anything here.  How are you?

     I gave Precious, my cat, whiskey.  Boy, does she love it.  She comes back to the plate for this lovely fluid every ten minutes, lapping it up.  Getting drunk.  Of course

Wednesday, August 27

Responding To An Emotional Vampire 8/27/14

This woman was arrested on June 26th for
 spraying poison in the face of a seven year 
old.  No, I wasn't sprayed with poison, but  you get 
an idea of the venom I encountered in Bakersfield. 
       Monday, after attending a conference in Las Vegas, I travelled home from Bakersfield.  While there, my companion filled up the car with gas,  I went inside the mini store at the gas station.  Ice was needed for the cooler.  One aisle had huge stuffed animals. They extended into the aisle, allowing only one person to pass through.

       I was going through that aisle when a woman came from another direction.

       "Back away!!!" she screamed.

Monday, August 25

Trusting My Inner Self, My Intuition.... 8/25/14

       I am glad that I trust my intuition, wisdom God and recovery have given me.  I no longer accept unacceptable behavior or values.  I do not passively rely on the reactions---or passivity----of others to determine whether a circumstance disturbs me.  I trust my own

Where Is the Innkeeper? Freedom from Cacophony 8/25/14

      Peace.  My soul restored, comforted.  Even in the midst of a crazy and distracting--as in shortest skirts I have ever seen, along with blaring music and street performers----environment.  But in the midst of Las Vegas being Las Vegas I found

Friday, August 22

On The Road ..... 8/22/14

Where we are. 
      Good evening, I am have settled in, in the town of Bishop.  We are on our way to Las Vegas.  I am keeping my eyes open by using clothespins, that tired the innkeeper is.  Several workshops I will attend, plus

Wednesday, August 20

Attitude and Principles, a Guiding Source 8/20/14

You'll notice my knees are not shaking. 
     Getting ready for a trip.  I am leaving this with you, I wrote this thirteen months ago.

An Attitude Check

     How is your attitude?  Like an airplane, is your attitude nose up, and climbing, or is it nose down, heading for a crash?

       Mine?  You know the answer.  Hopefully, it's one reason why you drop by.  The thing is, my disposition is positive---usually---even when times are dire.  A big reason is that I have a peace of mind that transcends my circumstances.

       During tough times, I've learned to fly by the instrument panel of

Tuesday, August 19

Highs and Lows.. 8/19/14

        The following is an inventory of my highs and lows for last week.  I would love hearing yours.

1.  The pace of my life is balanced.  Yes, there is plenty to do.  I am not doing all of it.  Why?  Because Easy Does It, when balancing our life.

     Many actions demanding atten-tion are not im-portant, even though they scream a false urgency, appealing to

Sunday, August 17

Saying What We Want, Not Being Controlling......... 8/17/14

       An in-depth conversation with someone dear.  Five hours and fifteen minutes.  Exercising a patience I did not know I had.  Stating concerns and what I wanted, I did.  The hard part was being quiet, letting her have time to digest what I said, while I was with her.

        That is being

Saturday, August 16

Recovery: Responding, Not Reacting. Calmness In the Eye of the Emotional Storm, Part V .... ....8/16/14

     "You can't move in the house," the rental agent said over the phone.

      "What?" I asked.  We had made arrangements a month and a half earlier. While listening to him blather on, I tired to relax by taking deliberate, deep breaths.
       At some point I heard him say, "The owner changed her mind."  Listening to his words,  I felt anger, confusion and startled at the same time.

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.