Posts Tagged With: Yogi Tea

Day 2963: What’s the meaning of this?

What’s the meaning of this Daily Bitch Calendar for today?

These days, it’s more difficult to figure out what the meaning is. As human beings, we need to make meaning, but we’re constantly bombarded by too much information that does not separate facts from opinions from lies from jokes. Perhaps that keeps us feeling stuck, wherever we are.

What’s the meaning of my latest images?

What’s the meaning of this TED talk by Sarah Knight“The Magic of Not Giving a F***” ? I think the meaning might be similar to the quote from Carmel McConnell, above.

What’s the meaning of this? “Please leave a comment, below.”

What’s the meaning of this?

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Day 2948: What people are feeling

Because I’m a psychotherapist, I focus on what people are feeling. These days, people are feeling a lot of different feelings.

Some people are feeling better.

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Some people are feeling overwhelmed.

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Some people are feeling theoretical.

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Some people are feeling joyful.

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Some people are feeling scared.

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Some people are feeling the Bern.

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Some people are feeling minor losses.

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Many people are feeling major losses.

Some people are feeling nostalgic for the past.

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Some people are feeling inquisitive and playful.

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Some people are feeling bananas.

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Some people are feeling hungry.

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Some people are feeling happy.

I live with heart and my heart tells me that all people’s feelings are okay, even the ones we judge and sometimes disown, like anger, fear, and sadness.

This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “How People are Feeling.”

As I often ask in my therapy groups, “What are people feeling?”

As usual, I am feeling gratitude, so thanks to all the people with feelings who helped me create today’s post, including YOU!

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Day 2947: Too nice?

Do you ever wonder if you are too nice? Especially in response to people who are not too nice?

I don’t think being too nice is the problem, these days. Personally, I think it’s nice when people are nice. Indeed, it’s nice to think about nice people being in charge for a while.

When people are the opposite of nice on Twitter, I think it’s very nice when somebody responds, “S/he seems nice.” It’s nice to have an all-purpose comeback like that about mean people. Often I’m too shocked (if not too nice) to know how to quickly and effectively respond to verbal abuse in the moment.

Of course, it’s important to respond to abuse. I just don’t think self doubt about being “too nice” (or “too anything”) helps us act and move forward.

Are any of my recent images too nice ?

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Is it too nice if I celebrate here in America with “America” from West Side Story?

It would be so nice if you share your thoughts and feelings, below, without worrying if you’re being too nice or not nice enough.

It’s impossible to be too grateful, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 2945: Rear view mirrors

Lately, I’ve been using a helpful image to leave behind and let go of toxic things in my life: I imagine them in the rear view mirror of my car, getting smaller as I drive away.

Donald Trump is in my rear view mirror. He’s also in Randy Rainbow’s rear view mirror, as we can see in “Seasons of Trump.”

Also in my rear view mirror are:

  • perfectionism,
  • fear,
  • worry,
  • shame, and
  • assholes.

Soon I’ll be putting my fear about getting COVID-19 again in my rear view mirror, because I’m getting the vaccine on Wednesday!

I wonder what I’ll actually be seeing in my car’s rear view mirror as I drive to the Boston hospital where I work to get my shot.

Do you see any rear view mirrors in these photos?

Compassion will make you beautiful, no matter what mirror you’re using.

What, or who, would you like to put in your rear view mirror?

Thanks to all who helped me create this rear-view-mirrors post, including YOU.

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Day 2944: The Love

I love seeing the love our new leaders have for each other, for my country, and for the world.

Do you see the love in my images today?

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Here’s “The Love” — a Joe Biden for President 2020 video from Jennifer Hudson and Black Eyed Peas.

I look forward to the love in the comments section, below.

Thanks to all who spread the love, including YOU.

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Day 2937: What is helping people fall asleep this week?

Last night, when I couldn’t fall asleep, I tweeted the question in today’s title. Much to my surprise, I got lots of answers, which helped me fall asleep.

How would you answer that question? What is helping you fall asleep this week?

Do you see anything in my recent images that would help you fall asleep?

The Daily Bitch is telling me that there are friggin’ reasons why I’m having trouble falling asleep this week.

Here’s “How To Fall Asleep In 2 Minutes” from AsapSCIENCE:

Hearing back from people helps me fall asleep, so consider leaving a comment below.

Finally, gratitude is helping me fall asleep this week, so thanks to all who read this blog, including YOU!

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Day 2928: Love everyone

Some days, it’s easier to love everyone. For me, today is one of those days.

I also love every one of my photos today.

I love everyone, including the person who responded to my tweet last night of that last photo captioned “Harley is a Democat” with “Someone’s projecting! Harley doesn’t care” and then liked my response of “Harley cares about many things.”

I love everyone in this video:

I love my reader Maureen, who tells me that some people can’t view that video, so here, again, is the late, great U.S. Congressman from Georgia, John Lewis, crowdsurfing at the Stephen Colbert Show, with a bonus track of him dancing to the song “Happy.”

I love everyone who reads this blog, including YOU!

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Day 2927: Make a wish!

Make a wish!

I often invite people in therapy with me to make a wish, using that magic wand.

Just now, I made a wish about the senate races in Georgia. I hope my wish comes true.

My son wishes to return to Scotland tomorrow to attend his last semester at the University of Edinburgh and to be with his girlfriend after being apart for six months. I hope they get their wish.

In case you wish to see some photos I recently took, your wish is now granted.

I make a wish for the return of trust, union, intelligence, and integrity to the U.S. government.

When I was a kid, I sang “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” in front of people I wish I could see again — my late mother and father.

Last night, I had trouble falling asleep because my heart was making so many wishes for a better future for us all.

I make a wish that you express your wishes in a comment, below.

As always, I wish to express my gratitude to all who help me blog as I wish here every day, including you!

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Day 2923: Past, present, and future

In my Coping and Healing groups in the past, present, and future, I have written, I write, and I shall write the important themes on the “Board of Importance.”

I tell my group members that when I write the words “past,” “present,” and “future” on the board I can relax, because I know I’ve captured everything.

At the turn of the year, people seem to think even more about the past, present, and future. Can you see the past, present, and future in the images I captured in the recent past, am sharing with you in the present, and will remember in the future?

There’s the past, present, and future, in one saying: “There is nothing like you, there was nothing like you, and there shall be nothing like you.”.

Now I can relax, because I know I’ve captured everything.

Here‘s a blast from the past: “Past, Present and Future” from The Shangri-Las.

Creating this post is now in the past, I am very grateful in the present, and I look forward to your comments in the future.

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Day 2915: Giving and getting

This year, we are neither giving nor getting any material gifts, which feels like a gift to me.

Here are some quotes about giving and getting:

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Now it’s time to be giving you my latest photos and I hope you’ll be getting them.


Now, on Christmas Eve 2020, I’ll be giving you a question and I hope to be getting some answers: Which of today’s photos best represent this year for you?

When I search YouTube for “giving and getting,” I’m getting this:

I’m also getting this:

If you’re giving the Olsen twins your attention, you’re getting that appreciation is love. As always, you’ll be getting both from me, here and now.

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