Safety of Women

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I am a survivor of violence towards women. My half-brother raped me when I was seven years old. Before that, he bullied me, punched me, attempted to drown me. I have physical & mental scars because of him. I had blocked many memories and held the truth close and tight. But when I was 21, I told Mamma. She didn’t… Read more »

My Toolbox

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I implement some of the things in my daily life to cope with my chronic illness and COVID. Talk Therapy – I am so grateful for my therapist. I highly recommend finding a therapist that helps you find the tools you need to maintain your mental wellness. I’ve known the joys of telehealth for years; Full-Time RVing has some pretty… Read more »

Atheist Guide to the Saints

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I do not believe in god – any god. Religions have always been a way of controlling the poor and disenfranchised by the powerful. It has been sold as the only way of making sense out of things that made no sense. When it really is and ever was just sleight of hand. The desire to know what happens when… Read more »

Sharon Salzberg

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Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self. – Sharon Salzberg

Get Creative

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The best thing about creating something is that you are the only one that knows what it was SUPPOSED to look like. Don’t be so hard on yourself and make something. Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity… Read more »

Eckhart Tolle

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Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death. – Eckhart Tolle

Daddy

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Today and every day, I am sad that I can not sit with you on a “beer night” while listening to good music and talking about life. There are so many things I still want to talk with you about. I know I’ve said this before but thank you so much for being my DADDY. Thank you for the help… Read more »

Thich Nhat Hanh

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We spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. To be alive and walk on the Earth is a miracle, and yet most of us are running as if there were some better place to get to. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Mamma

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Mamma & Me

Not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her, miss her, smile because of her. She taught me so many things that I carry with me today. She was kind to animals and never suffered a fool. I am thankful for every moment we had together. Here are some of the things that my Mamma taught me…. Read more »

Dudjom Rinpoche

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Nature of Mind

The Nature of Mind No words can describe it No example can point to it Samsara does no make it worse Nirvana does not make it better It has never been born It has never ceased It has never been liberated It has never been deluded It has never existed It has never been nonexistent – Dudjom Rinpoche