Day 1640: Personal medicine, again

Because this blog is personal medicine for me, I’ve been publishing daily posts since January 1, 2013.  During that time, I’ve personally blogged twice before about personal medicine (here and here).

Yesterday, in a therapy group, it was personal medicine for all of us to share our personal medicine.


Notice that the first item on my list of personal medicine is my sister. That’s because Ellen had texted me during the group that she was in the building where I work. After the group, I had the personal medicine of hanging out with Ellen in the lobby of the hospital. She showed me a graph she had created about how Perceivers perform tasks.


Ellen showed me the personal medicine of that chart because, in Myers-Briggs lingo, I’m a perceiver and she’s a judger. I was initially interested and excited, then I got diverted by other priorities.

One of my other priorities yesterday was to go on a walk-through — with my boyfriend Michael, our realtor Jane, and the current owner —  of our very-soon-to-be-new home near the ocean.



It’s personal medicine for me to look at that last photo. Imagine the personal medicine of living there, after the closing today.

When Michael and I got back to our soon-to-be-not home last night, we found a note from my son Aaron. Michael did his own personal medicine of  writing back on the note.


Did you see that music is also on my list of personal medicine, above?

I hope you know your comments are also personal medicine for me. Please share your personal medicine, below.

Personal thanks to all who helped me create another personal-medicine post and — of course! — to YOU.

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36 thoughts on “Day 1640: Personal medicine, again

  1. How exciting and to be living so close to water will definitely be the best ‘personal medicine’ for you. Living by Lake Ontario and having a cottage on Georgian Bay is my personal medicine. Hugs and love to you on this special day. Carol

  2. Congratulations on the big day arriving, Ann! Great!

  3. Great news, congratulations, Ann! Our personal medicine is to go out in the garden or to the beach or like our Dina say, jetzt machen wir uns supergemütlich/koselig zu Hause. 🙂
    Have a great day,
    The Fab Four of Cley

  4. Personal medicine for me is visiting you in the morning.

    And… I anticipate lots of personal medicine as you share your view every day! WOW! How divine.

  5. At first I was very excited by the chart, then I got distracted by your other pictures, and then got excited again by the view from your new home and the song “Nothing Personal” which sounds like it was completely improvised, but like all good improvisation is built on mutual trust and inspiration. And we can trust that the view from your new home is very inspiring.

  6. Love the view. May you have many happy, healthy, and fulfilling years there.

  7. Congratulations and best wishes. Nature and petting my dog are medicine to me. And singing (badly) and eating chocolate and hanging with my best buds and my grandchildren and you get the picture. A whole bunch of sugar helps the medicine go down. Happy homecoming.


  9. My personal medicine was definitely meeting up with you today Ann! The bonus was meeting Michael too. Congratulations on the upcoming move 💕

    • Your blog and your comments are way up there on my list of personal medicine, Val, and meeting you today was even better medicine. ❤ ❤

  10. Well that was some good news, I live only a 10 minute walk from Lake Macquarie but rarely go near the lake

  11. Wow, fabulous view! Wishing you wonderful memories and lots and lots of personal medicine in your lovely new home!

  12. When’s the housewarming party?

  13. What a nice looking house and a beautiful view. Having just remodeled a kitchen, involving moving a great deal of stuff from the kitchen then moving it back in, I’m glad not to be moving. I hope you have lots of help to do that.I got a kick out of the graph, but being a P, I think some J maybe designed it. That place where there’s no visible activity is the thinking. Other tasks (lots of them) can happen during that time. This is not distraction. Then, there’s the sprint when all the pieces thought about fall into place. As a fellow P, can you say I’m I right? Different styles…

  14. A wonderful set of pills

  15. It certainly helps to get those thoughts out. It helps even more if you have someone to share them with.

    • Your comments are personal medicine for me, Robert. I’m sorry it took me so long to see and respond to this one!

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