Don’t Fear The Rapids.

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If you find yourself swimming against the rapids, remember that resilience is not built by floating down a placid stream. However, keep a sharp eye out for a safe place to come ashore, for it is in rest that we find rejuvenation.

Six-Word Story

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John answers the call of nature!

Starve the Beast

I wrote a poem that brings out some of own experiences with anxiety. Though it may not work for everyone, I’m often able to stop some of the anxious/ negative thoughts from developing into by switching to thoughts of gratitude. (I have nothing against tigers)

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Take Time to Enjoy Nature

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Three Wishes for you in 2020

New Year’s Day, along with another decade, is now in the history books. I wanted to get a blog out yesterday, however other commitments prevented this from happening.

Just a short one today, and at the risk of sounding cliché, I offer you three wishes for the upcoming year.

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Peace

Triumphs and challenges will come this year. In either, may you find true solace and rest. Discover whatever, or whomever, nurtures you and seek shelter there.

 

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Joy

May you find happiness in whatever circumstance life throws at you. As with peace, this is not always easy, but you know what they say about every cloud.

There is so much we cannot control and letting them go can be a struggle. However, tidbits of wonderful things exist everywhere. A great cup of coffee and conversation with a friend. The loyalty of a beloved pet. Appreciating these blessings is one of the best therapies.

 

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Hope

May you remain optimistic and resilient. Uplift the downtrodden and take the hand that reaches to help you up. We need each other!

This list is not exhaustive, and I could go on, but your time would be better spent ‘getting out there’ and living your life to the fullest! All the best in 2020 and beyond!