Today I have dealt with "bipolar" emotions - although I had my sort of "normal" daily things to do, the total of these things wasn't great, and I felt, as I have been feeling more and more over the last few months, that I have been slipping into something like a very deep depression. HOWEVER, … Continue reading A Sense of Purpose
I wanted to "ring in" the NEW YEAR with a challenge for myself and anyone who is reading this. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have recently (now "fairly recently!") moved and I am still putting things away and simultaneously finding things I forgot I even had. One of these things is this … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I have been watching quite a few YouTube videos recently (perhaps I will be making a comeback myself ...) and I have seen quite a few advertisements for the various "Masterclasses" being offered. The one that caught my attention today was a "writing" "Masterclass" from / with Joyce Carol Oates in which she says - … Continue reading Quote of TODAY!
I have recently started thinking about the ideas behind certain "ideas" or concepts we have; I have been thinking about them culturally (that is, how the ideas of things seem to exist across cultures and through extremely different languages and although there might be slightly different connotations to these basic ideas, the inherent "concepts" are … Continue reading The Idea of Certain Ideas
I have been sort of watching (in my "watching way" of leaving shows on while I am doing other things) this Netflix Anime called ピアノの森. It's a little goofy (the attempts at getting the "animation" of piano playing is VERY computerized, if that is a "proper" description), but there was just an interesting line that … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – “Righting Your Heart”
Who ever would have thought I would be quoting "Gossip Girl?!" But here I am and here it is - something to think about in many contexts - "It's not the secrets that cause the problems; it's the assumptions that people make about them." This doesn't apply just to "secrets;" it applies to relationships we … Continue reading The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”
I just wanted to share the "wisdom" given to me by the landlady at my first "bad" apartment in this most recent run of "bad apartments." The landlady was amazing and I still think whatever she was paid could not have been enough to manage the apartment complex she did manage. At any rate, when … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom Part 2!
"“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. "~Maya AngelouThis is one of those quotes that's hitting very close to home lately. I started writing a post about the importance of going with your "gut" instinct - a topic which ties into this quote very closely. There are so many implications … Continue reading Tuesday Tip
"I am not synonymous with my illness(es)."This is an important one. After years and years of dealing with chronic illness, it often starts to feel like we ARE our disease(s). However, there is a YOU (and a ME!) that is SO MUCH MORE THAN OUR ILLNESS(ES)! We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by what … Continue reading Monday Mantra
I have compiled a fairly "extensive" list of my personal "sayings" - things I have thought about and written down as well as phrases that have organically arisen from intense discussions over matters of "life." I would really like to get a book of them out (to be continued ...), but I thought this would … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – TIME