Will it be Legible?

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We all sat and watched as Mrs. Robertson wrote all 26 letters of the alphabet on the chalkboard. Geoff’s finger dropped from his nose as he stared at the board in aww. She made it all look so easy. Reminiscent of an ocean tide, some letters were far more bloated and stood out from the rest. Then, there were other letters like the lower-case G that dipped below the line as though it was dodging someone it owed money. Continue reading “Will it be Legible?”

When Did You Know You Weren’t a Kid Anymore?

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When Did You Know You Weren’t a Kid Anymore?

My last post was all about signs you are an adult. I’m going to point out that it’s a very faint line between being a child and being an adult. The reason I’m pointing this out is that sometimes it happens so suddenly you may not even realize. I remember the day that line wasn’t faint anymore.

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Signs you Are an Adult

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So, I’m joining the Signs You Are an Adult conversation since I’ve been an adult for most of my life now.

Here are my signs you are an adult:

  1. The things you used to like don’t interest you anymore. (Uncomfortable shoes hit the top of this list.)

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  2. All aches and pains lead to more aches and pains.
  3. A general misunderstanding of the lyrics in music, which is often hilarious to others. Kendrick Lamar’s song Humble for example. Before I knew the title of the song I thought the chorus went “Biyombo sit down!” it actually goes “Be humble sit-down.” So glad I didn’t choose it at Karaoke night.

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  4. The food you used to be able to digest so easily now just uncomfortably squats in your gullet. Causing you to belch randomly and often without notice.
  5. The food you couldn’t digest easily before is completely inedible now. When you throw caution to the wind and eat it any way you end up in a world of pain. (This includes, anything that tastes good + dairy)

6. A willingness to leave a get together early if food is not ready on time. (Unprepared hostesses and hosts, you know I’m talking about you!)

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7. Trips and falls are hilarious if they happen to the right person at the right moment. Then, you can’t expect me to contain myself!

8. An urgency to tell people when they are going about something incorrectly. Which often ends with you ending the conversation with, “But, what do I know?”

9. As a child, you are warned not to ever do this so when you become an adult you think haa! I’m gonna risk it, and then you start talking to strangers!

10. Technology and the interweb are manageable but now and then you look up from your phone and wonder where the teenagers are when you need assistance posting, deleting or adding to your story on Instagram.

11. Knowing when to be quiet and listen rather than talking too much at work or family functions. (Hold your cards to your chest kid, not everyone needs to know what you’re thinking or doing!…) BTW, There’s a new addition to the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery

Oh and the last but foremost sign you are an adult is:        …KNOWING WHEN TO LEAVE!

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

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Tiredness: Expectation vs. Reality

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Have you ever been so tired? Like, not wanting to get out of bed tired? I hate telling Alexa to snooze because I feel like it’s a false sense of comfort. You lul yourself back to sleep only for the alarm to go off again, what’s the point? So, I pulled myself out of bed and it was as if it was zombie time. Once upon a time while tired I penciled in one eyebrow and then left the bathroom thinking I’d done both. One time I took the toothpaste downstairs  and placed it in the kitchen cupboard. But, out of all the strange things I’ve done while tired, there was this one thing that really took the cake! I did this last year and it took me this long to write about it. Here goes nothing Continue reading “Tiredness: Expectation vs. Reality”

Sharing Gratitude…My top 10 List

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I have a feeling that this is a great time to do a reset and share a list of the top 10 things I’m grateful for. There are far too many bad things going on around the world not to bring up some good right about now. This post is all about gratitude so if you’re feeling miserable I get it but this might help! Continue reading “Sharing Gratitude…My top 10 List”

The Sketch

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Hey Everyone, short post today. The other day, I decided to do a sketch. I don’t know about anyone else who sketches but for me sometimes I’m unsure of what or who I will be drawing. My process begins with me scrolling through many different images of famous people. This time after scrolling for a little too long I noticed that I kept going back to the same image. The person I needed to draw this week was Rami Malek. This sketch took me approximately 2 hours.

I could watch the movie Bohemian Rhapsody over and over again but alas I have to forego it to… “adult”. Also, I’m now on season 2 of Mr. Robot. Rami is such a great actor.

Take a look at the Gallery and let me know what you think. If you’d like to compare my sketch to the original Please go to my instagram page and take a look. linktr.ee/palmtreesandloyalties

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

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3 Things I Learned About Disappointment

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I’m trying to write outside today. Not so sure how it’s going to work out but here goes…

My siblings and I were sometimes begrudgingly dragged to get-togethers when we were kids. We were usually steeped in our culture especially over the weekend. We greeted people, smiled politely, laughed, replied, and accepted some of the things that were happening around us. Parental questioning was usually allowed after the parties. There were many subtle nuances that I had to learn since I was the youngest in the family.

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Happy Canada Day 2019!

Since I always post on Sundays, I thought I would send this out today. Canada Day is on July 1st but Happy Canada Day everyone!🇨🇦Beautiful day for a beautiful country! Go out and enjoy it! 😁

The 3 Most Effective Ways to Overcome Distractions

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Distractions… They stop you from doing what you intended to do. Moving you from one thought to the next. Sometimes even from place to place. But what if distractions are actually your heart pulling you in another direction?

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I’ve noticed that when I get distracted its not such a bad thing. And that it’s ok for thoughts to roam freely in my mind. Never knowing how it will end or where it will take me. I think that’s why I like being creative. It’s that not knowing and the excitement of creating things that actually keeps me creating. Even though I do crave some form of stability in my life, some of us do need more of that than others. While I like knowing what I’m doing daily, straying away from that even if its unintentional is fun not to mention spontaneous.

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But if you are still looking for ways to be distraction free try these 3 most effective ways to overcome distractions.

  1. Go with the flow, or let it be. But, set a timeline for the distraction whatever you do don’t try to fight it and end up further down the rabbit hole.
  2. If the distraction is an actual person you can take yourself out of the equation by moving away from the situation. This is not recommended if you are the distractions caregiver 🙂
  3. Some people free themselves from distractions by using monotonous sounds, or even music. This works very well for me but for some reason when I listen to music with lyrics things go awry. I work best with ambient sounds in the background. For example: the hum of traffic, leaves rustling, or even ocean waves.

Keep in mind, distractions can lead you away from your intended goals. But they can also steer you in the right direction.

Distractions, wherever will we go next?

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Have you Joined The Raptors Bandwagon?

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Yes! The Raptors finally won the Championship😁. It was inevitable considering the city of Toronto hadn’t won a championship in a while. They all worked so hard for it too. I didn’t go to the parade though. There were a few million people too many for my liking. I would have been way out of my comfort zone.

But this was my journey in watching the Raptors clinch the title. Continue reading “Have you Joined The Raptors Bandwagon?”

Flowers are for Picking?

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Hello Everyone!

Hopefully, all is well with you and yours on this fine Sunday afternoon.

I have an Announcement to make!

I have added the gallery to the Palm Trees and Loyalties website. After you finish reading this Sundays blog please come back and click the above link. Or click it now to take a look at my artwork but, be sure to come back and read the blog below. I picked a sprig from my lilac tree and sketched a closeup image. Continue reading “Flowers are for Picking?”

Dreams

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This blog started out as a space where I shared stories. I have enjoyed writing and will continue but, I have other things that I love to do as well. I have decided to start showcasing my artwork here. Continue reading “Dreams”

Signs You Might Have Referred the Wrong Guy

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I was once approached by a friend for a paint job referral. Mind you, the paint job she had was still fantastic. She had told me her cousin had done it by himself. The person I referred to do the job was our previous superintendent. He had done some work around our place for purely aesthetic reasons. Everything looked great! We were pleased with the amount of time the jobs took, the cost and with the outcome. Naturally, we referred him. Continue reading “Signs You Might Have Referred the Wrong Guy”

How to Staycation the Right Way

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Spring is here, the snow has finally melted. Every schoolyard is littered with soiled mittens and scarves. What a great time of year! There is a general feeling that something good is coming up. The delicious salads, barbecues, taking long walks. There are so many things to do. We do some of these things year round but everything is so much better when the sun is shining and it’s not cold outside. This winter has dragged on for so long I honestly miss mosquitoes!

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An Introverts Guide to Staying True to Oneself

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If any of you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know that I like to post inspirational quotes. I thought I would share 2 of my favourites today.

It’s hard to be yourself when everyone always tells you to be someone else. Why is it that when a person is quiet people tend to shame them. What is with the quiet shaming? It irks me every time I see that neighbour of the suspect on the news… “Honestly she never really talked to anyone.” Pause for effect, wait for it….”wasn’t very friendly at all!” There it is! I always wonder, how do we know that neighbour just wasn’t unapproachable? It’s all down to perspective. Continue reading “An Introverts Guide to Staying True to Oneself”

Questions You Should Ask Before Clicking UPDATE!

  • How long is this going to take?

I was getting ready to write a new blog post when the dreaded update prompt popped up in the corner of my computer screen.

  • Why does it always seem like it’s going to be a quick update right until you finally agree to it…?

All I see now is a blank screen with one long bar and a time stamp of 45 minutes 🥺.

This post was completed using the WordPress mobile app.

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As much as I like this app I enjoy typing out my posts. Taking my time, checking my grammer on Grammarly, choosing pics, you know the deal. If you were looking for a longer post I’m sorry my computer failed me this time. As my computer updates here is a link to one of my other posts about time Give me Back My Time!

Thanks for reading, I’ll be right back!

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Mindfulness Argh!!! The Frightening Continuation…

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This month of Mindfulness has been pretty good. I’ve been in a routine of meditating every night. It has come to my attention that the more I meditate the better I get at it. Alexa’s assistance has helped me a great deal. I used to listen to 80’s music every night. Eventually, I realized that I wasn’t really sleeping. I had far too many dreams of being stuck in cartoon videos to continue sleeping in the 80’s. Now I only listen to those tunes while I’m wide awake! Continue reading “Mindfulness Argh!!! The Frightening Continuation…”

False Start?

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The weekend is almost over and I have had two false starts at going to the movies. I’m ok with that but only because crowded theatres give me the chills. Is it ok to say that? Too late, I already did.

Below is a list of things I didn’t do all weekend:

1. Worry incessantly about the impending work week.
2. Relive the past in various ways slowly formulating a different ending to a strange week.
3. Think about parents paying to get their kids perfect grades so they can get into schools.

Continue reading “False Start?”

Daylight Saving

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Well, its Daylight saving time this weekend. I feel that I should share a few tips for the weekend when the clocks spring forward. For those of you who don’t have to go through this basically, in spring all clocks go forward by 1 hour. This is so that in the summer when we have bbq’s we can stay out longer since it’s still sunny outside. We are like birds, when the sun goes down we automatically fall asleep. Continue reading “Daylight Saving”

On the Hunt

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I had a fashion image on my mind. When that happens Its imperative that I find the item that is on my mind. Like a lioness hunting for its prey, I went straight to the local Winners store. I searched through all the jeans looking for a very specific pair of jeans. The right colour, pockets, cuff, and texture of jean, just like the image. Continue reading “On the Hunt”

How Will You be Paying?

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Grocery shopping can be so annoying! Wandering around trying to get everything on the dreaded list. I find it so irritating, I would rather go without a list altogether. Unless I’m trying out a new recipe I really don’t see the need for a list. They bother me because I would prefer to be spontaneous. Am I the only one who finds it annoying that it’s always the same things rolling, spilling or even being squashed by those same other things in my buggy? Continue reading “How Will You be Paying?”

Smile

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Smile 

Never regret anything that made you smile – Mark Twain

Even if I feel silly about doing something, or saying something if it makes me smile or even laugh then it was worth it. That’s why I love this quote and why I write about my mishaps. Sometimes these mishaps are not funny at the time. They may have even brought me to tears as they happened. Yet when I write about them or tell people about them I am often laughing or at the very least smiling. Continue reading “Smile”

Job Hunt

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Things have really changed since the last time I was actively seeking employment. It’s scary out there now. So much competition and a lot of networking. Resumes have to be well sculpted to suit the job of interest. Well, that hasn’t changed but, I swear it’s so much harder to get noticed now.

Oh, and when you get the call for an interview you feel vindicated. I’ve been to a couple of interviews only to get a rejection letter in my email box. I don’t take it too hard though. It’s practice, right? Eventually, the right ship will come to shore. Even if it’s a canoe I will still jump aboard, I’m not picky at this point! Continue reading “Job Hunt”

Survey Results

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Survey Results

The living room was dark and now it’s not.

I bought a lamp and, I’m enjoying writing under it. In this very room there once was an outdated ugly ceiling fan. Protruding from it were four lights. It was immediately placed very loudly on my hit list for obliteration. To exhibit what it looked like please take a moment to picture this; A 4 headed angler fish slowly being eaten by a star fish. You’ve seen this ceiling fan before, it’s in any home built in the late 70s or 80s. Continue reading “Survey Results”

Years End

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With 2018 very quickly coming to an end I thought we should get to know each other better. I have made 2 surveys. If you have time or feel like completing only one thats fine too… I won’t judge your answers as long as you don’t judge me for the questions I asked.

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So, if you’re feeling random go ahead and complete the Random Survey and if you feel like letting me get to know you fill out the Getting To Know You Survey.

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If you have completed the survey thank you for participating. If you haven’t that’s fine too. Wishing that 2019 is a year full of happiness and prosperity for all of you. Thank you for reading.

 

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Christmas Couch Potato

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There’s a list of movies that I love to watch during Christmas time. These movies have the ability to stop me in my tracks. Especially from doing tasks that I love like the dishes or laundry. 

If by chance I walked past a store that was playing any one of these 3 movies you can bet that I’m going to stop and park myself in front of that screen for the full duration. I would go so far as to convince the salesperson that I will buy the tv if he buys me a not so small bag of popcorn shrimp to eat while watching the movie. Just another thing to pick out of my teeth. Extra points if he gets the seafood dipping sauce too.  Continue reading “Christmas Couch Potato”

Meeting Michael Jackson

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I grew up in an urban area. My mom still encouraged me to learn how to grow plants. I went outside daily, watering a grain of corn. It was fascinating watching it grow from a tiny little thing to just above my twiggy ankles and then to the height of my scrawny waist.

After all that watering, its stalk eventually sprung up and had nearly passed the top of my head. There were even two ears of corn growing now. I ran and asked mom if it was ready to be picked and she told me it probably wasn’t ready yet. I imagined the silk beyond the husk slowly yet very purposefully assembling each and every grain of corn. Finally, as summer was nearing its end, I was told that I could soon pick my corn and it would be ready to eat.

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Most years at the end of summer, our final family trip was to the amusement park. On the morning of the trip, I snuck out and watered my corn. I was full blown obsessing over it but, I also didn’t want to hear that it wasn’t ready to eat yet. Against the wall, behind my corn was a twin-size bed board. I paused to wonder when it had been placed there. Oh well, I ran to the front yard and got in the car with my siblings. Dad drove us all to the amusement park.

After going on a few rides the sky went dark, then it rained, and got really windy. We were told by the park “authorities” that a storm would be passing through some nearby towns. We continued with our fun regardless, especially since we knew the storm wasn’t going to touch us at the theme park.

Then we left a little early to stop at Michael Jackson’s house. Call me a liar all you want! We were specifically told that after the theme park we were going to meet Michael Jackson. So, the obvious never even occurred to me.

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When we got to Michael Jackson’s house, our parents stood tall behind us all. My older brother and sisters were such skeptics but, I saw them glimpse as the door opened slowly. Hi, how are you? Come in! The amount of disinterest and disappointment that rushed through me was palpable. My siblings pretended that they didn’t share my feelings but I knew they did. He was so far from being Michael Jackson that I’m positive he saw the disappointment on every child’s face. Before you start feeling sorry for him consider this; I’m sure he was used to it with a name like that! And, he most likely had used his name to his advantage more than once in his life. The visit went on and on as they always do as a child. Eventually, we all went home.

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As soon as we got home from the house of disappointment, I rushed to the backyard to check on my corn. Only I didn’t see it. There was nothing there. Absolutely nothing. I turned around thinking I missed something but still there was nothing. Until I remembered that stupid bed board! I immediately heard echoes of the park authorities saying, “storms in some nearby towns.” I hadn’t even thought that they meant in our own backyard! The board had been swept sideways by the wind. It had officially squeezed every bit of lively hood out of my corn. All that was left were the tassels of stringy golden silk just beyond the edge of the bed board. They were squished into the mud. My shoes slipped and I fell into the mud as tears streamed down my face. I used all of my strength and tried to pry the board off my corn. My corn had been nurtured from seedling to squashed! But I wasn’t about to give up. I ran inside and yelled for help. Mom came outside explaining how sorry she was. She also explained that there was no way of knowing that a storm like that blah blah blah! I couldn’t really hear over my tears as sobbing. She then explained something else inaudible about it not being garbage day yet and that there wasn’t anywhere else to put it. Whatever she said it didn’t console me at all. Still, every time I see corn growing in a field it brings me back to that dark, rainy, windy afternoon.

Love corn will never grow it!
But, I will always have the story of when I met Michael Jackson.

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Time’s a Wastin

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Does anyone else sit around staring at their phone rather than doing the things they really enjoy? Or watching Netflix and focusing on what the characters say, do or live through? Often times thoughts and ideas pass through my mind without ever getting out. I don’t write, speak or draw anything for days on end. Its people watching to the extreme extent, very zombielike!

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On a longish side note, for those of you in a rush feel free to skip to the next paragraph: I’m very proud to say that I conquered a fear within the last 2 weeks. I watched The Haunting of Hill House. I even watched it at night. Yeah, I really did it! I had quite a few nightmares but I figured I’m up at night anyway, what harm could it do? I watched most of it just like this young lady to the right. Through one eye but with so much more fear in my heart and all over my face. Don’t judge me! It was such a great show glad I got through it. Now that its over I am going through withdrawal. It is sad when the good shows end.

 

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The truth is, sometimes it’s the distractions but often times it’s fear that prevents me from doing the creative things I enjoy. Or even self-doubt that creeps in. I start thinking that I don’t have anything worth looking at or writing! Nothing to keep readers interested or coming back. I often conquer this by just starting something, anything, once I start all is good. Most times starting is all it takes. If I hadn’t started the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery I would still be wondering if I can still draw.

Remember this when you feel unmotivated to be creative. Remember that everyone feels that way sometimes. Blogging takes guts! Find that motivation no matter how far you have to dig, keep on blogging. If you need more motivation check out Why Did I Start Blogging?

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Childhood Faves!

This was my favourite book when I was a child. I Reread it today and it still is.

The Velveteen Rabbit

By: Margery Williams Bianco

“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

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Happy Today!

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Happy Today! Drive In Movie

I Went to a drive-in movie for the first time last night. What an experience! At first, I didn’t want to see Christopher Robin. But it ended up really speaking to me. The part that I can’t get out of my mind was when Winnie the Pooh asked Christopher Robin, “What day is it today?” and Christopher Robin responded… “It’s today.” And Pooh replied “my favorite day!” Continue reading “Happy Today!”

Happy Mothers Day

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To all the mothers that read my blog thank you for reading. On behalf of your families, thank you all for everything that you do that your family may not even realize. Please remember to always take some time out for yourself as well.

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Enjoy YOUR day.

Oh, and one more thing…don’t forget that you can always hide from them if things get out of hand today.

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From: PT&L

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MMMM…Hot Chocolate

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Psst hey, have you heard of mindful eating or intuitive eating and drinking? It’s all over the internet and in every magazine. We all tend to eat while doing many different things:

(Condonable)

  • Playing on our phones,
  • Watching t.v.

(Unjustifiable)

  • Driving
  • Walking
  • Talking.

Lately, I do it too. I shove food into my mouth and gulp drinks without tasting or truly enjoying the flavours or the textures. Mindful eating is about paying attention to the food or drink that you have chosen to partake in. You know, fully taking the time to enjoy every bite or sip. Like we all used to do when we were kids. Continue reading “MMMM…Hot Chocolate”

Why Did I Start Blogging?

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I haven’t been blogging much lately which has led me to question, why I started blogging in the first place. Hmmmmm.

Let’s begin…

  1. To prove to myself that I can write. Of course, it was scary at first because what isn’t?
  2. Simply, to write and develop my writing style.
  3. To re-experience memories that I had hidden even from myself.
  4. Oh, I also started blogging to laugh at myself and share some of my life experiences.
  5. The main reasons why I started blogging was because, I am that person right beside you at school, work, on the subway or even at a random store not needing to say much but quietly waiting to interject with some outlandish view often different from everyone else’s.

Now…Why did you start blogging?

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Radical Acceptance

 

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Have you heard of radical acceptance? I’ve been trying it out for a while now. What a great concept. Basically, it’s accepting the things that you have no control over without resistance. By resistance I mean, for example, going to the store and your favorite hash browns are not in stock for weeks at a time. You can:

a) Be angry, and throw yourself fitfully on the floor in the frozen food aisle like I may have done so once or twice very, very long ago. Continue reading “Radical Acceptance”

Alone on Wednesday

 

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Alone on Wednesday

It’s a sunny Wednesday. I’m in the middle of the big city. Out for a day of exploring. While I look around and take everything in, literally everyone is busy looking at their phones. So what, I’m out here alone? I literally feel like I am out here alone…yet I’m around so many people. I can’t stand this!

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Looking at their phones

What a waste of an outfit, a day, a smile. What happened to paying attention to what’s going on around you?

What happened to being in the… Oh sorry I have to take this!……….

 

 

 

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If you never know, you’ll never be hurt.
If you never try, you’ll never fail.
If you never start, you’ll never be late.
If you never love, you’ll never lose.

Life could be that simple. It wouldn’t include getting hurt, but it wouldn’t include happiness either. You’ll never know what happiness is if you haven’t ever been sad. That’s why we look at things differently, we do things differently and make life complicated. This complication might hurt us, but it’s something that makes life worth living. We allow life to meddle. So we believe in things in a different way:

If you never know, you’ll never see.
If you never try, you’ll never win.
If you never start, you’ll never finish.
If you never love, you’ll never live.

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