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Self Pity or Self Compassion?

Good Evening, God I just finished reading Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. In it she raises the specter of “self pity”. As I read it I thought about what a common theme this is in our society. My

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Posted in connecting, creativity in loving service, developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, self care as self compassion and humility, self pity, self-compassion, The daily details of love

Willing, Wanting, and Waiting to Help

Good Evening, God! Ah, memories. . . Recently I misremembered Alfred P. Doolittle’s line in My Fair Lady. What he said was that he was willing to tell them. I misremembered it as to help them. And, as I misremembered,

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Posted in being a Slow Learner, Being ENJOYED by God, connecting, LOVE, pondering the purpose of Lent, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love

What if Health were this simple?

Good Morning, God! 9 cups of veggies a day? Really? Dr. Terry Wahls used food to heal herself and is using it to help heal others from chronic diseases. I am reading her book: The Walhs Protocol. Let me see

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Posted in Books, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, Eating for health, hope, Hope as a gift from God, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope

Venus de Milo and Me

Good Morning, God! New ideas have been engulfing me these last few days . . . or maybe I am just OPEN to receiving them? So, in sort of random order — because we women don’t live on a 2D LINE — 1) my

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Posted in A weekly day of rest, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, renewing, rest, Self Care, self care as maintenance, self care as self compassion and humility, The daily details of love

Perspective and Compassion

Give yourself, as best you can, what your parents would have loved to grant you but probably could not: full-hearted attention, full-minded awareness, and compassion. Make gifting yourself with these qualities your daily practice.

Posted in Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, health, LOVE, self care as self compassion and humility, The daily details of love, The Flow of God's Love

Beauty, Life and Weeping with Those Who Weep

Good Morning, God! I’m headed off this morning — EARLY — to get my mom to the doctor’s by 7:30 A.M. I want to get to her apartment in time for her to have some coffee and a bite to

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Posted in accepting my need for help, Caring, responsibility, Sharing, The daily details of love

Aurf! Dog training and Me

All creatures, great and small — You made them all.  Other living creatures are a mystery to us, God.  Well, actually other humans are a mystery — and come to think of it, I am pretty much a mystery to

Posted in a series of molts and upgrades, accepting my authority to set limits, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, authority over my life, being a beginner, compassion to care for myself, days of rest as conservation days?, self care as self compassion and humility, The daily details of love, Uncategorized

Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching