August 22, 2014
Pick Your Potion - Gotta be Coffee - My Ambrosia

Pick Your Potion – Gotta be Coffee – My Ambrosia

Captain Picard was into Earl Grey tea; mention the Dude and we think: White Russians. What’s your signature beverage — and how did it achieve that status?

(Thanks, Bea Patricia, for inspiring this prompt!)

In an article called: Why Does Coffee Make us Feel so good, on Psycholgoy Todaythe allure of coffee is explained so beautifully by Gary Wenk.…

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August 21, 2014
Where the Spirit Meets the Bone: A Memoir by Lucinda Williams

Where the Spirit Meets the Bone: A Memoir by Lucinda Williams

August 21, 2014
Work? Optional! - Writing and Trauma Work - Out of the Rain and the Dark and into the Song

Work? Optional! - Writing and Trauma Work

black and white rain

singing and triumph

Work? Optional! – Writing and Trauma Work – Out of the Rain and the Dark and into the Song

 

If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?

Yes, I would work. I would spend my time writing both non-fiction and fiction, especially short stories.

I would also establish a Trauma Practice and work with those who…

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August 19, 2014
A Journey to the Dalai Lama by Dipika Mukherjee

Lovely: “So I am starting to tell this story. We all have the same destination in the end, no matter what lives we live.

A Journey to the Dalai Lama by Dipika Mukherjee

Lovely: “So I am starting to tell this story. We all have the same destination in the end, no matter what lives we live.

August 19, 2014
Tunnel Vision – The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical…

Tunnel Vision - The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth.

Tunnel Vision – The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical…

Tunnel Vision - The Oracle Lake of Tibet You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth.

August 18, 2014
Uncanned Laughter – Freudian Slips

Uncanned Laughter - Freudian Slips A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

Uncanned Laughter – Freudian Slips

Uncanned Laughter - Freudian Slips A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

August 16, 2014
Starved Out

Originally posted on Tangerine and Cinnamon:

Two years ago today, police opened fire on a group of striking mineworkers encamped on a koppie outside of Marikana. Mainly rock drill operators doing some of the most basic and difficult work on the mine, these men demanded that Lonmin – in whose platinum mine they worked – raise their salary to match that of literate, better skilled miners, to about…

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August 15, 2014
Secret Admirers – To Put off a Predator – Kind of Creepy

Secret Admirers - To Put off a Predator - Kind of Creepy You return home to discover a huge flower bouquet waiting for you, no card attached.

Secret Admirers – To Put off a Predator – Kind of Creepy

Secret Admirers - To Put off a Predator - Kind of Creepy You return home to discover a huge flower bouquet waiting for you, no card attached.

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August 15, 2014
Be for Yourself - Just One Thing by Rick Hanson

Be for Yourself – Just One Thing by Rick Hanson

151In my weekly mail from Rick Hanson, he talks about – being for yourself – this “is not about ego or self-pity but rather has to do with the basic stance of being a good friend to yourself. As a practice, it’s quite fundamental because after all, if we’re not on our own side, who will be “for” us? It’s also the first practice in my book, Just One Thing – I hope you like it.”

Follow the link to…

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August 14, 2014
The Name’s The Thing - Not a Thing but a Rabbit Named Ariel

The Name’s The Thing – Not a Thing but a Rabbit Named Ariel

The Name’s The Thing – Not a Thing but a Rabbit Named Ariel

Have you ever named an inanimate object? (Your car? Your laptop? The volleyball that kept you company while you were stranded in the ocean?) Share the story of at least one object with which you’re on a first-name basis.

Since I cannot think of any object that I have named, I would rather share with you about my rabbit named Ariel. I am…

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August 13, 2014
Ever feel alone in a crowded place? This artist gets you

Poignant

Ever feel alone in a crowded place? This artist gets you

Poignant

August 13, 2014
Matters of Taste: Sex and the City

Matters of Taste: Sex and the City When was the last time a movie, a book, or a television show left you cold despite all your friends (and/or all the critics) raving about it?

Matters of Taste: Sex and the City

Matters of Taste: Sex and the City When was the last time a movie, a book, or a television show left you cold despite all your friends (and/or all the critics) raving about it?

August 13, 2014
Depression and Hope – The Danny Baker Story

Today I read a post on the Good Men Project responding to condolences and queries around depression and the very sad news about the passing of the wonderful Robin Williams.

Depression and Hope – The Danny Baker Story

Today I read a post on the Good Men Project responding to condolences and queries around depression and the very sad news about the passing of the wonderful Robin Williams.

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