“The “Thieves Oil Story” *
Thieves-type oils were apparently developed from historical information about four thieves in France who would rob victims of the Black Plague (get it–stealing things off of dead bodies. Ick.)
They’d protect themselves from the plague with a secret recipe of natural ingredients including cloves and [...]
An article from a Thriver, coach, writer, and friend of mine.
In it Jill asks:
My question for you today is: what are you practicing?
Fear? Love? Anxiety? Joy? Despair? Gratitude? Connection? Loneliness? Optimism?
All day long, we are practicing something. Consciously or habitually, with or without awareness, we are practicing.
Someone said, (a couple years ago) they (she) thought I might be (probably was/is) an artist. I first heard this in July 2015. It’s now late February 2018 as I write this. I’ve been buying paint, paper, and brushes, (in limited quantities), ever since.
Maybe, just maybe, I needed another, (just one more) tool before I start.
“All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to hear and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of the pain ……secrecy and silence are the perpetrator’s first line of defense.”
I am not advocating an intervention … [...]
This is not about me trying to paint anyone, including you or me, into a corner. This is me trying to grasp a pattern of stories told by dozens or hundreds of practitioners about the stories they have collected by hundreds or thousands of patients.
This is me beginning to realize the complexities of human existence. It’s like us [...]
Simple breathing is what’s missing from many hugs. So many are over before they are given a chance at magic.
Relaxing and breathing are highly recommended to maximize this transformative moment. No patting, squeezing, roaming or groping. Simply hold one another.
In order to give this a bit of sacred twist we need to rediscover joy. Find grati [...]
After a year-long break I’ve once again redesigned the Mini-Thanks card aiming for a simpler, more direct message.
I might have gotten a little top-heavy with an attempt to monetize the message.
I’d like to ‘do the message’ much more often. It does require time and energy. Hence the wish to find a few nickels in it som [...]
Ellen, a real-life acquaintance and friend on Facebook shared this video link with me.
She and I have done a similar thing; giving simply to give. I am glad she reminded me.
Speaking only for me – it is somewhat selfish. I get so much out of it. And, I can see by the smiles of those I meet that they are lifted up momentarily as well.
How to Do Happy Better, by David L White is finally in the CountyCat system and in transit to a reader that had been looking for it. What a kick.
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A great many times having a clear answer is preferable. The search continues. I have noticed that, more often than not, there is gray area between the black and white.
The gray area. Between. Meanwhile. During. When I start to look at ‘it’, whatever it is, I begin to see that the flow seems to be the whole of it. Fixed and static endpoints mi [...]