With all the recent news of the Big Island and vivid pictures of red spewing lava, I think of my novel, Princess Ruth: Love & Tragedy in Hawaii. “With the glare and heat of the lava upon her, the old … Continue reading
Book Club is a funny enjoyable movie of not quite fluff. Our Gainesville Book Group saw the movie on Saturday. And loved it. (The movie is by far the best thing to come from the terribly written and pornographic 50 … Continue reading
I’ve had it with people putting down alternative medicine. Even smart friends. They do it automatically. “Mumbo jumbo,” they say, “not real science. They sell their own products.” Don’t get me wrong. I partake of regular medicine (Medicare) and darn … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I published a blog. Many thanks to all of you for your positive responses and your suggestions for marketing my books. Big changes. Heavy energy drains. Let me count some ways. Medical. Not serious but … Continue reading
They reinforce your vague ideas. Some name an ideal you’d like to see. Or share completely new information. Such is the brand new Hindol Sengupta’s, Being Hindu: Understanding A Peaceful Path in a Violent World. Talk about inclusiveness and allowing each … Continue reading
A friend, Barbara Frazier, just sent me a marvelous email showing a clear understanding of what I struggled to say in My Unveiled Face: A Memoir of A Free Woman. Barbara also sees my problems with getting women of different … Continue reading
when I think of all the helpful current books I don’t pick up because the title turns me off! Or something trivial like the cover. Fate struck straight to my heart. A friend sent me Goddesses Never Age saying something … Continue reading
Eating, Writing, and Happy. Warning: this is a commercial. joannlordahl.com This Blog is about money. Specifically money paid to an author as a result of the sales of their books. Since best-selling author’s make a lot of money, this is … Continue reading
drives me crazy. I have a goal, something I want to do. Or to get. And I can’t. My world is static, stuck in old patterns and I cannot, no matter what I do, I cannot move ahead. Here is my high road to depression.
Some coping methods I’ve learned. First: Is this a puzzle, an obstacle, or an entanglement? 365 Tao tells me, “A puzzle need only be analyzed carefully: It is like unraveling a ball of yarn and requires patience more than anything else. An obstacle must be overcome: We must use force and perseverance to either destroy or move away from what is blocking us. An entanglement mires us in a maze of limitations: This most dangerous of situations requires that we use all our resources to extricate ourselves as quickly as possible.”
365 Tao further advises to break down our problem into smaller pieces. And sometimes I need to break my goals into differing roads: health, life, financial, personal, and work for example.
Particular chosen habits are another thing that is of great help to me in keeping from getting stuck: I tie one thing to another: tie doing face and yoga exercises to a specific nightly TV program; tie my quick 20 minute daily walk to ‘just before lunch’.
And speaking of Habits – Meerabelle Dey, LadieswithOpinions.com (June 23, 2015) shares her list of “Ten 5-Minute Habits That Can Change Your Life”, some easy, some surprising. (And these may keep us from ever getting stuck!)
- Make Your Bed, 2. Floss Daily 3. Always Say “Thank You.” 4. Leave Early (for appointments) 5. Make Your Own Coffee (save money) 6. Tip Generously 7. Don’t Leave Dirty Dishes In The Sink 8. Leave Every Room Better Than When You Entered It 9. Compliment Others 10. Make Sure Your Transportation Is Always Ready.
I’m learning: Stuck is a state of mind. I don’t have to go there. And neither do you!
After clearing my yard of debris, there remains the problem of a limb fallen on a shed. And limbs and leaves and tons of Spanish moss on my roof. After speaking with Quaker friend Jean Larson I borrow a small … Continue reading