• Today’s Good Energy Tip: Hold!

    Date: 2014.07.22 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    girl doing a sit up exercise.

    Oh, honey. Yesterday I hit a snag and then the skids after receiving a bit of inconvenient news—nothing catastrophic, mind you—but the way the rest of my day went, you’d have thought it was the end of pretty much everything that ever was. Already beat from a long stretch of work and more work, and feeling brittle as an old bone, I was in no mood. And yet, yesterday felt like I was nothing but moods. This is the other side of feeling every feeling and not denying the occasional slap of emotional waves when they roll in: sometimes it’s just not cute.
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  • The Daily Meds Day 7 :: Illumination

    Date: 2014.07.14 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Depending on who you ask, the word light invites associations with all things good: happy accidents, serendipity, prosperity, fame, and divine timing, while darkness on the other hand, tends to evoke the opposite: illness, aggression, danger, misery, fear, violence, strife, and worse.

    It’s important to make the observation about these opposites because today’s theme of illumination includes many aspects of light—and isn’t afraid of the dark either.

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  • The Daily Meds Day 6 :: Vision

    Date: 2014.07.13 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Big Vision

    I was talking with my sister recently about a creative project I’d been wrestling with for weeks. It was an assemblage of short stories set in an imaginary town like the one where I grew up, and the thought of beginning real work on it made me anxious. Until that time I’d only admitted my fear to a dog-eared page in the back of my  journal. Naming it out loud was another thing in itself. I’ve been worried about how you’ll see me if I tell these stories the way I need to, I said. She seemed surprised to hear it, even as she asked me to explain.
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  • The Daily Meds Day 5 :: Communication

    Date: 2014.07.11 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    I woke up in a sweat this morning, still groggy from the bad dream I had.

    The dream: An ex-boyfriend I hadn’t seen since the nineties was crying in my lap, telling me not to think it meant we were back together, but he wanted me to go onstage with him to accept an award in another person’s place.* I agreed to do it, but as I approached the stage, someone shoved a tiny notepad into my hand filled with scribbled lines of dialogue. Five steps from the stage, I discover I’m supposed to be playing a major role in a production I’d never heard of. What’s worse is the people trying to have side conversations with me while I’m in the middle of my so-called performance.
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  • The Daily Meds Day 4 :: Heart

    Date: 2014.07.10 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Heart

    The longest journey we will ever take is the one that leads us from our head to our heart. This wisdom was shared with me by a wise poet who said it came to him from a Native American teaching. I’ve also heard it attributed to an ancient Chinese philosopher and, later, to a British politician. I have to laugh at myself here because, in my quest to find the right source of this information, I wound up stuck in my head and nearly missed its intended meaning.
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