It’s The Small Things

Life can be confusing.  Looking after ourselves, looking after others.  Deciding our paths.  Deciding what socks to wear.  Dealing with heartbreak and loss.  Having to curb our more expensive or sweet food habits.  Fitting in exercise.  Staying well.  Loving, forgiving.  And sometimes, saying no.  It’s a minefield. It is a constant path, working all that…

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It’s World Mental Health Day!

I have bipolar. We all know that. But what I’d like to talk about is how wonderful the people around me are. I live in a building filled with people mentally and physically different from ‘normal’. They are truly and thoroughly some of the best people I have ever met. So understanding, so caring. Don’t…

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There’s A Cat On My Knee / To Play Happily

Sitting with friends, Watching T.V., But the best thing by far, Is the cat on my knee. My mind starts to wander, To fields out yonder; A cottage and hills; a broad, rooted tree. Striding up mountains, Crackling fires. Living the dance: Life a lived chance. As she snuggles and purrs, The way she prefers,…

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Meta Meditation

Otherwise known as loving-kindness meditation, meta meditation increases empathy and compassion for the world around you.  As a practice it comes from the Buddhist tradition, though you need not be Buddhist, or even religious, to benefit from the meditation. To do it, all you need is a quiet spot and either good intentions or the…

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