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Day 2243: Everything will be okay in the end.

The title of today’s post leaves off the end of a quote from John Lennon: Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. In the end, everything will be okay in my previously unshared and recent photos. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end of my photos […]

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Day 1498: It’s not over until it’s over

I’m still not over the New England Patriots’ unprecedented come-back win last night in the  Super Bowl, which reminded me of a lesson I’ve learned over and over again: It’s not over until it’s over. It’s not over until it’s over, despite experts saying “It’s never been done before” and quoting numbers demonstrating the extreme […]

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Day 3551: Ruminating

Here and now, I’m ruminating about I guess it makes sense that I’m ruminating over things I can’t control, because otherwise I could friggin’ do something about them! When I am ruminating, it helps to identify a simple next step I can take (including sharing my thoughts so I’m not alone with them). Do you […]

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Day 2830: Debatable

It’s debatable whether you can debate someone who doesn’t follow previously agreed upon rules, interrupts incessantly, has no scruples, lies constantly, attacks, is a malignant narcissist, enjoys hurting people, and will do anything to win. It’s debatable whether I and the USA could possible survive another four years of the guy who “debated” Joe Biden […]

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Day 2761: Stuck

When I was in Social Work Graduate School in the 1990’s, I read an article that suggested that all  mental health diagnoses be replaced with one: “Stuck.”  That has stuck with me, over the years. Today, I feel stuck in grief, because yesterday we euthanized our amazing cat Oscar, who was stuck in advanced and […]

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Day 2657: Some things can’t be undone

Last night, after spending many hours in online therapy groups joining with people who felt undone by the COVID-19 pandemic, I saw Bonnie Raitt on our TV … … performing the song “Undone,” with the line “Some things can’t be undone.” Some things can’t be undone, like the USA’s initial reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Day 1520: Oscar-related lessons

Like every other life experience, the 2017 Oscars provided some valuable lessons, including: It’s not over until it’s over (which was also a lesson of the Super Bowl earlier this month) and Everybody makes mistakes. Here’s another Oscar-related lesson: Don’t fall asleep near an adorable cat named Oscar if you don’t want your photo taken […]

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Day 2456: Time’s a-wastin’

“Time’s a-wastin’” is a phrase I used during my “Ted Talk” at my 45th college reunion yesterday. Before I gave my talk, all the speakers at the event received an email explaining what would happen if we were a-wastin’ too much time during our 5-minute talks. To help you keep track of the time, we […]

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Day 2505: It all worked out

When things are challenging at work and elsewhere, I like to share my personal epic stories with my fiancé, Michael. Michael (who until recently was just my boyfriend) used to respond — after I had finished weaving my latest saga of ups and downs, twists and turns, backs and forths, and tos and fros — like so: […]

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Day 2188: I’m very aware of the passage of time

I’m very aware of the passage of time, as I took time to express in a therapy group exercise about time. Are you very aware of the passage of time?  Do you believe that you have all the time you need? Do you rush and get very anxious because of time? I’m very aware that […]

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