Posts Tagged With: Marie Kondo

Day 2131: Walk your way to creativity

Yesterday, as I was walking my way to lunch at work, I saw this sign:

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As you walk your way through this post, how many photos have to do with walks, shoes, feet, legs, or creativity?

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Happy Halloween!  Congratulations Red Sox!  Damage Done!

Just make sure you walk your way to vote in the mid-term elections, USA, and undo some damage.

I’m going to walk my way over to YouTube  and see what I find.

The Dropkick Murphys rode and played in the Boston Red Sox World Series Victory Parade yesterday, probably in this:

Here are Dropkick Murphys playing “Tessie.”

Please walk your way to creativity in the comments section, below.

Now it’s time for me to walk my way to gratitude for all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — for YOU.

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Day 2041: life-changing magic

Have you heard about this book by Marie Kondo:  “the life-changing magic of tidying up”?

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Today, I want to give equal time to the life-changing magic of other things, including NOT tidying up.

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No matter how much we wish to tidy up, there are always new messes to deal with!

Would you agree that there’s life-changing magic in music?

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I look forward to the life-changing magic of your comments.

There’s life-changing magic in gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 2014: How do you stop catastrophizing?

When there are so many catastrophes around, how do you stop catastrophizing?

Do you share what you observe?

When the cupboard is bare, do you stock it?

Do you imagine a world without cancer?

Do you keep calm and carry on?

Do you get in touch with your strengths?

Do you change your life?

Do you try to see your way through all the clutter?

Do you let go of judgment and cognitive distortions, focusing on what helps?

Do you try meditation?

Do you turn to music?

Do you share your catastrophizing with other people?

Do you forgive yourself and others for mistakes? Do you gird yourself for the next catastrophe? Or, do you focus on gratitude?

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Day 1047: Room

I hope you have room for some roomy associations with “room” today.

I’m leaving room to tell you that I’ve written three previous posts about “room” — here, here, and here. Perhaps you’ll have room in your day to read them.

Yesterday, in two separate rooms at work, there was room for me to facilitate group therapy.  In every therapy group, no matter what room it’s in, I always make room for a mindfulness exercise. In the first group, people asked to focus on something they noticed in that room:

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After the mindfulness exercise, we had room to talk about the idiom “Elephant in the Room.”

I shall now make room for a definition of “Elephant in the Room.”

an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.

Later, we made room to express roomy thoughts, feelings, or images about this roomy topic:

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I had room, in that group room, to write and share that one of my core values is making room for myself and others to grow and learn.

Before I  ended the group in that room, I asked if there were any elephants in the room. I hope people felt room to be honest when they all said there were no elephants in the room, besides the little origami one.

Later, in another group room, I asked people to mindfully look up and focus on the ceiling in that room. I had room to share that, when I was a kid, I would look up at ceilings and imagine that the ceiling was the floor, leaving me room to visualize walking on it.  There was also room for me to mention a movie where Fred Astaire dances on the floor, the walls, and the ceiling,  in a room that revolves:

I had room in my head for that wonderful dancing memory in that room, last night, because I knew that tonight I’d be going to see “So You Think You Can Dance” in a great room in downtown Boston.

I assume I’ll have room in tomorrow’s post to write about that.

I shall now make room  for other photos I had room to store on my iPhone, yesterday:

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Speaking of storage room, I’ve been getting a message that my laptop hard drive is running out of room.

Everywhere in my life, I’m making room for the philosophy in this book about decluttering rooms:

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Make room for the important things in your life by throwing away everything you do not love.

I hope you know there’s room for any thoughts or feelings you have about this roomy post, below.

There’s always room for gratitude, so thanks to  therapy groups, people who leave room for dancing, Fred AstaireMarie Kondo, the driver who left room for that “I love science” bumper sticker, everybody who had room for Mama’s vegetable soup at work, those who celebrate Diwali, elephants everywhere, and you — of course!  — for making room, here and now.

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