Letter: Moving On by Moving Through

I have difficulty with these two extremes: 1. wallowing in misery 2. floating in fantasy That is… we can get stuck in our own suffering and even become attached to it. The world becomes a very dark and nasty place, and we become its helpless victims from which there...

Trying to hang on

I said I was going to do this yesterday, but I actually didn’t have time.  I wasn’t feeling great and there was just too much else happening.  So I’m posting it today. I mentioned on the Facebook group that I was taking a week to try to figure out...
Letter: Sometimes Pain is a Good Thing

Letter: Sometimes Pain is a Good Thing

I’ve been thinking about pain… most recently this morning when I ran 6K in the cold snow and ice. I wanted to share with you guys why I think pain is sometimes a good thing. Now, to be clear, pain is sometimes a signal that something is being violated....

how do you take off your band-aid?

I hate taking off band-aids. It hurts. I used to take them off really slowly, making every effort to make sure the pain was kept to a minimum. I would take as long as a minute to take it off, longer if there was hair involved. It still hurt, but spread out like butter...