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Yes indeed, the anti-dote to the last post...hope your feeling better.
Good advice is so simple!
"go for long walks"On the beach..."curse the world,"Hey, don't get me started. :-)"count your blessings,"All I have is all I need..."just be."Just be me....Nice blog. :-)
very good advice...think i'll do that...
'Question your assumptions'A hard lesson that one. But one I have to remind myself of on a regular basis.Screaming is good too.
oreneta:An antidote for many things! Have you read Carol Shields? Great author.casdok:It is good advice - just have to keep it in mind!bbc:Yes, the cursing bit is very easily accomplished.Thanks for visiting - and for your nice comment about my blog.beth:I love the mixture and the realistic nature of her advice. Of course we all know we should count our blessings - being reminded that a little screaming and cursing is in order is good to hear too! trish:I'm a little slack on that assumptions thing, too.And sometimes it's actually hard to b kind to yourself. The cursing I have down pat.
I'm not sure about the hot baths thing, but being kind to yourself is worth its weight in gold.
nomad:Yes, and that too! The breathing and meditation. It all helps.all mod cons:I knew if you read this post you'd pick up on the hot baths thing!The be kind to yourself thing? I try.
Nice! I'm a fan of Epictetus (and I love Greek food too!) Samples:Make full use of what happens to you.Never suppress a generous impulse.Self-mastery depends on self-honesty.
Carol Shields was a marvel with the written word. Excellent advice. And I love the cute photo that accompanies this!! It certainly speaks to my inner child!
gary:"Make full use of what happens to you." Does one really have a choice? Good or bad, you deal with it. (I guess it really means use it to your benefit, learn from it...I'm rambling here...)sherry:I miss Carol Shields' work.And doesn't that child look so sturdy and determined? That's a goal to strive for!
Tried that once. It didn't take.
Who can beat that? We live in a fast-moving world with 25 hour days. We do need to relax, stop worrying, and just be. I like that. Just be. :)
I adore Carol Shields. She has a great way of making the simple sound extraordinary.
diesel:Damn.If it didn't take for you, what are my chances? shari:"Just be" is the hardest one of all.princess pointful:Such an amazing writer!I miss her.
Simple rules. Thanks for sharing!
Lovely, I miss Carol Shields.
Absolutely marvelous! And such a great picture. Thanks, Beth.
mrs.g:She was an amazing, talented story writer.angela:I loved that picture, too.And those words of advice...
Perfect Beth, just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this today. So many good things to reflect on.XOXO
eileen:You're amazing. Hope things are better in your world.
Gosh, I just did that about one hour ago. Felt good, too. (Actually, I don't think I cursed the world ...)
dorky dad:So, unlike Diesel, it worked for you!Good to know.(I do tend to curse the world on occasion - let it all out - and that works for me.)
Damn good advice, dammit! (See? I just followed the cursing part).
patricia:Helps, doesn't it?(Are you cursing about your allergies?)
I guess I'm in remission for the moment, but that may not last. Have to see an allergy specialist and get poked all over...which will, no doubt, encourage more cursing...
patricia:Which will, no doubt, help...(I'm referring to the cursing.)
I just posted this same quote on my blog today and then I googled "Carol Shields go for a long walk" and happily found your blog and this nice post! I love Carol Shields and thanks for sharing some of her wisdom on your blog! You can check out my post today at www.wishythewriter.com .
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