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Cerebral Squalls

They come and blow your mind away They make mountains of your thoughts They will gather strong in billowed clouds You will find yourself distraught The sky can blacken all around Will cause your heart to race You fear the … Continue reading

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It’s a do-nothing kind of day

“Maybe I should do laundry?” Nah — “Maybe I should make some soup?” Nah — “How about going for a walk?” Been there – did it – thank goodness – first thing this morning. “Why no energy?” I don’t know. … Continue reading

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You are Stronger Than You Think

“Are you hydrated?” This was the first question in the self-care, “Everything is awful and I’m not okay” checklist I read that someone had posted on facebook.  I don’t normally read those kinds of things that are posted there — … Continue reading

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Breathe

Anxious Down the hole I go… Stop Try to get out and move forward… Slide If I let myself go I would slide… Invisible Strings that pull my head.. Pressure On my brain that seems to weigh my thoughts down … Continue reading

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The stand after the fall

Nothing like a good fitness class to clear your mind. I went to Vandie’s class today carrying the weight of my memories. At first, those memories were heavy and indeed felt like lead weights. I got mad. I fought back … Continue reading

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Try again tomorrow

Which one do I choose? If I choose to walk – then I am a walker. If I choose to not walk – then I need one. Is it is a choice? Is it not a choice? Walking used to … Continue reading

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Sometimes – there are moments when…

Sometimes There are moments when It seems so unfair Why me? I guess I’m just like everyone else who feels sorry for themselves Sometimes I resent the spring and all the wonderful things it brings Especially when I am so … Continue reading

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Through the Lens of a Chemo Haze

A haze clouds my thinking today.  Argh!  It’s frustrating! I’m agitated, frustrated. Irritable. I know it will pass. My mind is not connecting with my body today.  There seems to be a disparity between them.  I am disconnected.  I am … Continue reading

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It takes more courage…

It takes more courage to listen to someone crying – than it does to cry. It takes more courage to support than it does to be supported. It takes more courage to love than to be loved. It takes more … Continue reading

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Thank-you, Bruce Cockburn

The sun shines through my window and cascades onto the blanket, yet I don’t feel it in my heart. I can see the crispness in the air – yet I don’t feel it in my soul. Neither warmth nor cold … Continue reading

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