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12 Days ’til 40: Rocky Roads

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When someone mentions “rocky road” does the above image come to mind, or do you think of ice cream?

Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me. ~ Bob Marley

Yeah I love scuffed up cowboy boots and broken tore up jeans.  A four wheel drive, eight point bucks and rocky road ice cream. ~ Eric Church Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2013 in attitude, Control

 

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122 Days ’til 40: Being Grounded

When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.  ~ LL Cool J

My other life keeps me calm and grounded and normal. ~ Shawn Johnson

I love to make music and stay grounded. ~ Annie Lennox Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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130 Days ’til 40: Best Way to Spend the Weekend

Once again, one of my feline family members has volunteered to be my visual aid.  She is demonstrating what I believe is the absolute best way for me to spend my weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2012 in attitude, Health, mental health, Self-help, therapy

 

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174 Days ’til 40: Today is Friday

 

 

Today is Friday.  TODAY IS FRIDAY!!!  All day today it will be FRIDAY!  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in attitude, Health, Relationships, Self-esteem

 

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315 Days ’til 40: Serenity

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.  – Anonymous

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351 Days ’til 40: Ever Want to Hibernate???

Have you ever wanted to hibernate?  Check out of the world, nor permanently, but for a short period of time.  During this time no one would be allowed to hound you or require anything of you.  If you are hibernating, you are not available when the demands of the world are catapulted in your direction.

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382 Days ’til 40: Silence

I tried to write a post on silence that looked like this:

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But, alas, my partner told me that would be “cheating”.  I, personally, thought it was pretty clever.  Not clever enough to make the final blog cut, though.  That said, I thought I would write about silence anyhow.  I realize that this defeats the purpose a bit, because silence is silence and even the written word can be a nuisance in a silent moment.

I love quiet, I love everything about quiet.  The relaxation, the calm, the ability to get lost in my own thoughts (granted, sometimes they are not necessarily worth getting lost in and, at times, it takes a while to be found!)  But silence really can be heavenly.

In recent years one thing I have noticed is a group of people who do not like silence and quiet.  They always seem to need action and noise around them…. and I wonder….

Sometimes I wonder if this is because they cannot handle silence – they cannot handle what they find in the silence…….. themselves.  For some, silence can be bliss, for others, silence can be terrifying and lonely (or terrifyingly lonely).

I find that embracing the silence, and creating it when life becomes too frenetic, is a way to refresh, rejuvenate, revive.

Silence can allow us to take a big breath of fresh air and know that tomorrow is a new day.

Silence can give us the energy to cope with tomorrow, no matter what it might bring.

It is okay to be quiet, to take the time to discover and listen to that still small voice inside of you that can only be heard in those moments where you pause.  It is okay to question, okay to fear, okay to feel.  In those moments revelation can occur, new insights can be found, new directions can occur, and peace can be experienced.

Yours in quietude~

400daystil40

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2012 in Health, Inspiration, Self-esteem, Self-help

 

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