Emotion

Pioneer Tears

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Dreams and Visions, Emotion, entertainment, Family, heart, pain, Spirit | 6 comments

Pioneer Tears

My first visit to the Rogler Ranch I was eleven years old on a beloved drive in the Flint Hills alone with Dad. He began to slow along Highway 177 in front of the immaculate, white house right before a bridge near the bluff. It had huge two-story colonial columns and a gorgeous, well-kept stone fence that enveloped the manicured lawn. It looked like an enchanting mansion right out of the Deep South. Today it’s a sad sight, but at least there are two modern vehicles parked behind, so I hope it’s being restored. Past the bridge Dad turned into a stone-flanked drive across from the bluff. He...

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A Safe Yoga Home

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in death, disability, Emotion, Faster EFT, healing, heart, Linda Esser, Recovery, Spirit, Tapping | 0 comments

A Safe Yoga Home

I grab the yoga mat I inherited from Linda Esser and head out the door in her yoga pants. I only used them for lounging until now. It feels weird to be in public in lounge pants. The Heart Center Studio is my third ever Yoga class. It’s my first time to experience it as a blend of body-mind with meditative reading and music. A myriad of physical and emotional responses arise. I’m glad Jennifer starts us with the Child’s Pose that comes naturally though I never learned it before. It’s interesting that some personal intuitive practices are Yoga. Jennifer reads beautifully inspiring words. What...

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WHAT in the WORLD am I doing!?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in blogging, CFS, death, Depression, disability, Dreams and Visions, Emotion, Family, Faster EFT, Fibromyalgia, healing, heart, humor, Recovery, Tapping | 0 comments

WHAT in the WORLD am I doing!?

Why am I indoors on a gorgeously sunny spring Saturday? I could be hiking the Tallgrass Prairie but instead I am vacuuming the 1894 wood plank library sub-floor of an historic old house. WHY? I enjoy the mindlessness of the work and a special feeling of being a tiny part of the restoration of a grand old house. I would be doing this for my own Victorian house if I had not bought the family mid-century house my dad built. Yes, I have work to do at home, but I need a break from the emotion involved there. Methodically and meticulously I vacuum wood shards and sawdust out of cracks and pull...

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It Changes You — Dirty Kanza 200

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in blogging, disability, Emotion, entertainment, healing, Japan, Nature, pace, pain, stress, trauma, travel | 0 comments

It Changes You — Dirty Kanza 200

Vibrating with raw energy, enthusiasm and excitement, the registrants for the Dirty Kanza 200 pack into The Granada in Emporia. This is the World’s Premier Gravel Grinder bicycle race right here in my hometown with over 1200 riders from 45 states and 7 countries. After my first half hour as a Gravel Groupie Volunteer, it is time for the riders’ meeting. There is a documentary video/slide show feeding more inspiration into the theater occupants. After all the photos and descriptions of riders grinding over 200 miles of gravel, the show ends with three words across a Flint Hills panorama, “It...

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Shining Light On The Darkness

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Depression, Emotion, entertainment, healing, Recovery | 1 comment

Thank God for the lovely outpouring of birthday wishes on Thursday. I was still in a depressive funk, but I continued to go through the motions of celebrating in every way The Universe provided. I watched the negativity in my thoughts and allowed them to play out long enough to realize it is nothing I would fully buy into, so why do I allow myself to play with it? It’s a waste of time and not doing my body or me any good. Whatever the thoughts are they register in my body and I don’t need those kinds of physical responses. I’m grateful for the blitz of well wishes on FaceBook. I read every...

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Mindful Love After Love

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Depression, disability, Emotion, entertainment, Faster EFT, Fibromyalgia, healing, Mono, pain, Recovery, Tapping, YouTube | 0 comments

Sunday I was inspired to look for a mindfulness video to give my new clients. I need to introduce them to observing their thoughts before we start. That is part of how my mind was set up to help me heal so fast when Linda first taught me to tap. I found several videos but was browsing to see which was best for beginners. I was triggered to tears for an unknown reason by a short video of Jon Kabat-Zinn. Maybe it was because I saw the story of how he began the Mindfulness program in 1979 and how it progressed. It was astounding that when Zinn asked the medical staff what is the patient’s...

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