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Category Archives: Poetic Ponderings & Quotable Quotes

Let Yourself Rest

Let Yourself Rest

by Jeff Foster If you don’t feel like starting a new project, don’t. If you don’t feel the urge to make something new, just rest in the beauty of the old, the familiar, the known. If you don’t feel like talking, stay silent. If you’re fed up with the news, turn it off. If you… Continue >>>

Together

Together

In this time of physical isolation and social distancing, it is easy to feel alone.  We have to remember that the distance is meant to be physical, not social.  Human beings are wired to need to connect with others.   We need interaction with people to fill our lives. Even though times are challenging, “We don’t… Continue >>>

I Worried

I Worried

  Worrying is part of my nature.  Some part of me feels that if I worry enough, I can stop bad things from happening to myself or people I love.  This is such wrong thinking on my part.  All worrying does is stop me from living my best life.  If I am focused on the… Continue >>>

Together, We’re Stronger

Together, We’re Stronger

I was reminded at a recent retreat of the power and support of having a group of like minded women coming together to share their challenges and wisdom.  You could almost hear an inaudible sigh as women nodded in recognition of the problems and resolutions that were shared. How often do we feel alone and… Continue >>>

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

  I am in a life long struggle as a recovering people pleaser.  I say recovering because I am aware of my tendencies to prioritize the happiness of others over my own.  I use the term “life long struggle” because I recognize my tendencies, but struggle daily with my quest to please everyone else around… Continue >>>

A New Day

A New Day

  “Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”  Emerson Can you… Continue >>>

Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

“We lose touch with our wingspan when we hunch.” by Martin Shaw Lately, my husband has been reminding me to stand up straight.  A chronic back condition has caused me to slightly hunch in my posture without realizing it.  I have to remind myself to hold my shoulders back and increase my shoulder span.  This… Continue >>>

Fire

Fire

“You don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.” (by Jay Shetty – Podcast) This phrase stayed with me after a friend sent me a podcast clip.  As a recovering over helper, I often feel compelled to put aside my own needs to attend to the needs of others…often, at my own expense.… Continue >>>

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