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What it would be like without them

I like to remain still after waking, to listen to my breathing and then wait to see which thoughts percolate up to my conscious mind. After my nap this afternoon, one of the thoughts that emerged was a “how to” … Continue reading

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Feeling pissed? Do P.I.S.T.

Feeling pissed (“angry, fed up”–per the Online Etymological Dictionary) is an opportunity to do P.I.S.T.: Pollyanna-Ish Self-Talk. I repeat:  Feeling pissed?  Do P.I.S.T. ‘How does one do P.I.S.T?’ you ask yourself.  You do it by asking yourself,  ‘What can I … Continue reading

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A gift

Several years ago when living in Salt Lake I had a conversation with a co-worker of my husband, a born-again Christian. He made a comment I completely disagreed with, namely: “God gave us commandments expecting that we’d break them.” I … Continue reading

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