Day 75 of 365: unplug

My mind and emotions are so knotted right now that I don’t quite know how to word this post. I’m writing it ahead of time. I’d normally write the day’s post in the afternoon or late night (or early AM the following day). This one, though, I’m doing the night before (or early morning of… […]

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Day 72 of 365: wait. I can be pissed off AND still be spiritual?

Through 12-step programs and codependency work and Buddhist meditation retreats and reading lots and lots of spiritual texts, my interpretation of “being spiritual” and “being aware” was… Essentially… NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, FORGIVE IT. LET IT GO. CHOOSE TO BE UNAFFECTED BY EVERYTHING. Recognize that not everyone is operating from your level of […]

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Day 66 of 365: old people can still dance

I enjoyed a girls’ night this evening at a bar (with fabulous live music!) where 95% of the patrons were 60 and above.¬†And holy Kevin Bacon, could they dance! I had a few moments of getting tears in my eyes while I saw the older married couples… because I’m a romantic and because of course […]

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Day 57 of 365: channeling my inner forrest gump

Okay. Two things. (Is it ever really two things, Jen?) No. But. It’s a diving off point, Parentheses. Give me a break. 1.) These last four days have been a shit-show of anger and meltdown and trigger-happy freak-outs and depression and the, like, third time I’ve cried in therapy. And stress-eating, which used to be […]

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Day 52 of 365: how to become spiritually fit

INCOMING ANALOGY. You know when you exercise, and it burns/hurts when you’re pushing your muscles and heart, and then you feel sore afterward? And you know how one of the best ways to help with the soreness is to exercise again? (And if you don’t, the soreness seems to last, like, two freakin’ weeks. And […]

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Day 46 of 365: freedom is sexy

I got dressed up all fancy-pants tonight. I wore a red dress. I wore heels for the first time in a year, straightened my hair for the bi-annual occurrence of doing so, and wore contacts. Oh. And red lipstick. The last time I wore lipstick was 5 years ago. I bought it for a Halloween […]

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Day 45 of 365: how limiting beliefs are created

Right. So. I got on a roll with this doodle…. And then realized I had spent two hours on it and had only JUST SCRATCHED THE SURFACE of this topic. And then my doodle pen stopped working. Which is fine. Because… Sleep is important. So. Here is the BEGINNING of the lesson about limiting beliefs, […]

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