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Day 3389: Doodles

Yesterday, in both of my Coping and Healing groups, I asked people to doodle during the mindfulness exercise, either on a drawing surface or in their heads.

Here’s a definition of doodle:

I’m doodling in my mind, right now, about how I asked people to be mindful and absentminded at the same time. Nobody seemed to mind that in the groups yesterday, including someone who likes to call mindfulness “mindlessness.”

For me, mindfulness is about being in the moment, taking a break from fears about the future and regrets about the past. When I was in school, I used to take a break from those by doodling octagons in my notebooks, like these:


Last night, after a long day of work, I asked this question about doodles on Twitter:


Do you see any doodles (or things you doodle) in my other images for today?

Someone in a group yesterday said they doodle zentangles and those came up when I searched YouTube for “doodles.

I look forward to your word doodles in the comments section, below.

As always, I’m going to end this blogdoodle with thanks to all who help me doodle my thoughts and feelings here every day, including YOU.

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Day 3016: How are we all supposed to stay sane?

Five insane years ago, I posted this on Facebook:

How do you think we all did? Did we stay sane? And how the hell did we stay sane through THOSE five years? (I’m not going to recount all the insane things we went through for reasons of sanity).

Personally, I stayed sane by sharing my thoughts, feelings, and images with you here, every day.

It’s amazing I’ve stayed sane through all these years.

Music definitely helps me stay sane.

Here’s to many more years of staying sane together!

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Day 2310: What would you do?

Yesterday, I asked my readers “What would I do without you?”  

Today, I want to shift the focus to what YOU would do.

What would you do if …

  • somebody made a comment you had trouble answering?
  • you loved a certain dish but nobody could make it like your late mother did?
  • a family member stopped talking to you?
  • you wanted to stay open to all possibilities?
  • you started writing a new song four days before a Friday night Open Mic?
  • you had a backlog of unfinished original songs including one called “Rhetorical Questions?”
  • you wanted to spend more Friday evenings with your significant other who doesn’t like Open Mics?
  • you had pets that didn’t seem to like each other very much?
  • you had the chance to spend some time in historic Charlestown, Massachusetts?
  • you had trouble making decisions?
  • the news rarely reflected your personal experience of human beings?
  • you encountered sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, ageism,  homophobia, or other injustices?
  • you saw some beautiful rainbows when you were driving?
  • you wanted to be present to every moment but also capture some of them on your cell phone?































What would you do if you found this channel on YouTube?

What would you do if you found this song on YouTube?


What would you do if you had trouble just asking for things but you wanted comments?

What would you do if you had so much gratitude to all?


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