Anxiety and Mountain Pose

As established yesterday, I want to make more of an effort, going forward, to write about the “tools” I’ve gathered in the last year or so that have helped (and continue to help) me in managing anxiety. But before I jump in, a short disclaimer: I am in NO WAY anything remotely resembling a medical […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CORNER

“Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate.” ~J.R.R. Tolkein Image & quote inspired by this week’s WordPress Daily Post photo challenge: “What kinds of images and emotions do corners evoke in you? In this week’s challenge, share a photo that plays on any of the word’s many meanings.”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OOH, SHINY!

This week’s photo challenge: “[W]hat is guaranteed to distract you? What is your ‘Ooh, shiny!’?” * Honestly, my guaranteed “ooh, shiny!” is dragonflies…and to a (slightly) lesser extent, butterflies. But, as Andrea (WordPress’s challenge author this week) talked about butterflies already in the challenge description (and I just recently talked about dragonflies myself!), I decided […]

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Mindfulness & Me

I’ve been interested for quite some time now in both the idea and practice of mindfulness. (You can see that interest sprinkled all over this blog!) Mindfulness – the need for it, the attempts to develop it, the changes it brings when I manage to be effective with the practice of it – touches every aspect of […]

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Keeping My Mind Open!

To be honest, I’m not particularly into – or even really much interested – in astrology. I used to not-infrequently read my daily horoscope, back in the day – but that was in the course of reading newspapers. The horoscope page was always just there, and so I read it! But I don’t, hardly ever, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: EARTH

This week’s photo challenge: “[S]hare an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors…” * I’m not sure how it is that I never noticed this before – but baby […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SECURITY

This week’s photo challenge: “Share a photo that depicts your interpretation of ‘security.’” * I find a lot of security – as in, balance and calm, and a sense that everything will be okay and I can handle things – in the knowledge that stepping outside my door and looking UP is all I ever […]

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