Stop at YAY

I know I should be more positive.Or rather, I should let myself be as positive as I am, and stop right there, rest in that space.In other words, I could practice being positive without the buts.None of that, “I’m really really grateful and fabulous — But....” stop at the good part.Stop at “Yay.”Notice when I’m overriding or keeping going right on through the tasty bits, and the nasty bits, notice when I’m moving it all along just a little too fast to notice much of anything.

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Waffle Healing

I’ll admit that I had an avocado for breakfast and am currently drinking watered apple cider vinegar from a mason jar. But the smoothie blogging is over. For now. Now it’s back to the real nitty gritty, the Big Stuff: Brunch, co-hosted brunch.

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Smoothies and the Meaning of Life

Today: 1 bunch kale, 1 apple, 2 handfuls frozen berries, 1 splash apple cider vinegar, 1 handful of ground flax seed, 1 dash magnesium, 1 dash psyllium husk, 1 emergen-c packet, some water. Obvi AOAP (all organic as possible). I never thought I’d become a smoothie person, and maybe I’m not, since it’s only been four days after all. That said, today’s is a fresh, leafy, but surprisingly drinkable concoction and I am feeling better in my body and my belly. I don’t have to notice that, but I am noticing that.

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​Purple is the New Green

My stomach was jacked last week, unclear why.Not sick exactly, but not working optimally either.  I did that “listening to my body” thing folks talk about, and my body, my belly, actually wanted a little time off from digesting. So I went juice, well actually smoothie.

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Quiet Sitting Magic

A few of my peeps have some kind of comfortable quiet sitting morning ritual. During their morning sit sesh there might be some inspirational book reading, some pet patting, some gazing out the window as the morning light changes everything, and maybe even some gentle closing of the eyes while deep breathing in and out, listening to that, paying attention to that.

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Seek vs. Strive

 I’ll admit it, sometimes - ok oftentimes - a thought comes to me and I write it down before I really know what I’m going to say or do about it.Today is one of those days.And, what I’ve learned is, it’s ok.Or, “it’s all good,” as some would say.I don’t need to have it all figured out, every action, every plot point of every day or year of my life. I can relax and keep going at the same time.

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The Last Day of Winter Break/Let Go and Lego

I woke up this morning and immediately my frenemy Comparison, the thief of joy,was at me: No Plans for the Last Day of Break!And, all those skiing, beaching, far-off-traveling families just getting home and cooking up healthy snacks for the week or whatever those good, On It, families do — No plans for that either!

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Toenail Magic

Ax does not like getting his toenails trimmed.Or rather, he thinks he doesn’t like it, resists it, postpones it, and then, when he finally submits, complains that it is too hurty.The alleged hurtiness I believe is a) fictitious since exclamations of “oww” have been forthcoming before any actual physical contact is made, and b) is perhaps exacerbated by delayed nail maintenance as the longer nails begin to harden and curve down and therefore, occasionally, require, just a tad, of, well, gentle digging out.I try my best.

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It’s All Good


I got this. I’m done-done with that little nugget of knotted up darkness I’ve allowed to hang out in the back of my brain. There’s no need for it, I see that now. I’m good. You’re good. We’re good. It’s all good.

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Joy Purpose

I used to think I needed a purpose with a capital P, like curing cancer, achieving world peace on a political level, ending climate change.Now, those kinds of goals still seem valuable but I’m prioritizing my own joy even ahead of the noblest external goals.I’ve seen what happens when I don’t:I become restless, irritable, discontent, stressed out, unlovable.I wonder why I’m so miserable and why those around me are so miserable with me when all I want to be is Good Good Good.

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My Friend ...

Every now and then someone comes to me and says something like, “I have a friend who’s drinking way too much, what should I do?”And they’ll tell me some consequences that have happened, trouble with the friend’s work, family, or health giving “clues” that something has to change.There’s been an incident.

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One Minute at a Time

In my program a lot of people say things like, “this too shall pass,” and “one day at a time,” and “start the day over,” and “the past is history, the future’s a mystery, this moment is a gift that’s why it’s called the present.” So the whole New Year’s resolution thing seems kind of, anti-that.That idea that nothing is ever final, nothing is ever fatal, until I’m actually dead dead, and even then who knows.

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Gloves Off

It’s time for me to soften up even more. That’s where the next green shoot of growth will come. In the soft heart that loves and beats without any effort on my part. It just comes

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Sunday Morning Love

I’m in bed, slept in.I can hear Charlie Brown blasting on the TV in the living room.I know what’s happening.Ax is watching his show while eating chocolate chip waffles his dad made.It’s Sunday and that’s what happens on Sunday morning at our house

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​Sugar Plum Fairies

I was going to write about money and economic insecurity today, because I visited my friend Fiona who legit lives on almost nothing and is going to be having even less coming in soon because the grant she’s had for a few years is not being renewed.  So she’s scared.

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