Category Archives: Living Skillfully

Ideas, thoughts, musings, ramblings related to quality of life. (Ever-so-slightly less random than Random Thoughts!)

May the Circle Be Unbroken

Courage, compassionAnd clarity — powerfulCircularity.

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After

Loss cracks hearts openGrief salts the ground with tears andSomething will grow here.

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Tomorrow is Next

Don’t be grandioseFocus on giving yourselfWhat you need today.

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I’m Gonna Stop

Below (and by that I mean WAY below) is a post that I started in April of 2019. How much has changed since then…and how much, inside of me, has stayed the same? After that day I did publish a … Continue reading

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Nothing New Under the Sun

It’s a thought I sometimes find comforting, as with the phases of the moon rolling through each month or the return of spring each year. But more often it’s disquieting, as in the apparent fact that humankind is stubbornly incapable … Continue reading

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PTSD

I’m proposing a new addition to the DSM V or VI or VII or whatever number we are up to at this point. Below I’ve enumerated the classic PTSD symptom criteria in the DSM-5. Then, in a nice bold, bright … Continue reading

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Morning

So, morning it is, and a grey one at that. It’s very grounding, for me, to begin my morning (when I have the time) with 15-minutes of pen-on-paper. The soothing scratch brings me to myself, as I settle into the … Continue reading

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Kindness?

As I did some free writing this morning, decrying the destructiveness of Trump and those who enable him, I ended in an odd place. My words carried me, unwillingly, I might add, to the shores of Kindness. I should probably … Continue reading

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Boundaries

I actually wanted to avoid writing about boundaries today, but the topic wouldn’t go away, so here I am. So, by boundaries I don’t mean anything like Trump’s absurd and over-hyped wall. Yes, boundaries are about drawing lines and keeping … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

So, it arrived earlier than expected and now comes the part where I need to start using it. How will that go? What will I write? I am intimidated by the bullet journal, wanting it to be somehow perfect, rather … Continue reading

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