“Oh God, of dust and rainbows help us see, that without dust
the rainbows would not be.” (Said by somebody famous)
If you have this habit of ruminating over your sorrows and problems, you may constantly feel frustrated, anxious, depressed and apathetic. You’re so absorbed in what’s wrong, you’re unable to notice what’s right.
I overheard this marvelous news last night while lounging on the sofa eating popcorn and bemoaning the fact that I’ve gotten zero exercise (except sauntering from the back door to the car) this entire year.
But the year is young and I almost walked out and howled at the full moon when I heard these latest findings on exercise. No need to sweat and grit your teeth for hours in a gym or jog across town every morning at sun rise. This is the best discovery since potato chips and salsa. Continue reading →
In this rush, rush rush world where we are driven my materialism, multi-tasking seems an absolute requirement. Trying to keep up with the madness, I have lost the art of taking time to myself to think, be creative, and dream.
Maybe the New Year is the perfect time to fall in love with the process and give up on the “end-game fantasy”. No big “pie in the sky” resolutions for me this year. Only one: to slow down – to sip life instead of gulping it down. Maybe if I can tame that crazy little drunk monkey living in my head, I can focus on the small and doable and watch for a gradual transformation rather than the radical “change your life in one week” lost causes.
For a couple of months now the stress of being pulled in too many directions has been building to a crescendo. I knew it was time to fall apart and go a little crazy at home before it happened in public.
My moment to fall apart came this week when an innocuous little thing was the last straw. I had worked hard to get all my “to do’s” done and things were going swimmingly – I thought. Then P.Diddy, the cat, knocked a just-opened box of baking soda onto my freshly waxed floor. (She was mad because I put her on diet cat food.)
We’ve all had many defining moments. I just never sat down and thought about them until today. I even made a list. Some were negative but most were powerfully positive, due most likely to selective memory (my forte.)