Another rainy Friday, but a good one spent in New York City. Visited the Morris Jumel Mansion with my class and took in a few Washington Heights sites.
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They say April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but so far the month has been filled with the gloomiest of days. Here are some photos taken at the end of April. Hopefully more to come.
Even on a dreary, rainy day, something as pure as a trip to the zoo can make you feel like a kid again.
A few more shots from two evenings ago, plus some experimenting with kitchenware and photo editing.
Unexpected loss changes us. We find ourselves in the depths of introspection, facing our own mortality--looking for answers, solutions, or even a simple story to tell. In many ways we are the authors of our own personal novel, whether we wish to seize every precious moment granted to us or not. In reflecting upon the … Continue reading Passage (For Purple Rain)
Dark forest hills before my softly uncovered eyes. It is only through you do the born have meaning, purpose, knowing. And for this, I am. Forever grateful. This Earth Day, take that one extra special moment to show the world you care. We are only given one chance in this lifetime. Let's give back … Continue reading In Anticipation for Earth Day
Some more blog sharing. This goes out to anyone who ever struggled with the past in hopes of laying the groundwork for a hopeful future.
Written by Dr. Eric Perry
“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” ~Jessica Hatchigan
1. Recognize that we have a choice
Whenever we get stuck in the past, most likely it is because we are being bombarded by intrusive thoughts. These intrusions appear as regret, anger, hatred, resentment or sadness. When we get caught by this web of negativity, it is extremely difficult to remember that we have a choice. We can choose to break free from this cycle by realizing that each thought has an energetic value. Negative thoughts chain us to past memories only to weaken us.
2. Understand why we hold on
Dwelling on the past can actually feel good to us. Hating someone because they wronged us can feel very satisfying because we feel like we are getting back at them through hatred. In reality, we are the ones adding to our own suffering. We hold on to the past because…
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For anyone who has ever struggled to embrace their inner writer.
Embrace discipline, ditch the theatrics and turn your creativity into a habit.
“I hate writing, I love having written.” Dorothy Parker
About a year and a half ago, I committed to something scary. While I’d done it a million times before, it was far from second nature. I had years of experience, plenty of hours devoted to the task, and yet…and yet…I was truly and genuinely frightened to proceed.
I told myself to “get a grip,” took a deep breath, and plunged right in, reminding myself that my fear would never again reach this peak – that it was all a downhill glide once I got on the right path.
I donned my bathing suit, braved the fit forms and uncurious stares of the college-student-gauntlet set before me, and just jumped in. The water temperature of the university’s pool took my breath away and within a few minutes, I was…
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