Category Archives: Blogs
I have always resisted the benefit of journaling for me because I have been afraid to go into that “perfect person” that is one of my personas. I have believed that journaling had little to offer me. However, I love to blog and learn a lot about myself as I “post” new articles. Is blogging journaling? Well, yes and no (my favorite kind of answer).
However, I started this blog six months ago (Thanksgiving, 2004), and I love blogging. For the 28 years that I had been in recovery at that time, I have studied and researched about all aspects of personal growth. The main aspect about blogging that suits me is that although I have 5 file cabinets full of material, with blogging i only have to write a “post” which is generally 3-10 paragraphs for me.
As all who have blogs that they update regularly know, a blog that has a general direction and particular messages takes a lot of work. I have been astonished to find myself working on my blog 10-12 hour days. I don’t work outside the home now so I can devote the time to it. Of course, organizing material collected over a 28 year period takes a lot of time. The rewriting and reorganizing are also time-consuming.
But it truly has been a labor of love. I am grateful that my husband has given me this opportunity and am doing what I have wanted to do for years–expressing myself about ways that we can help each other grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
My model for the self-discovery groups I hope will happen from the information, materials and direction that I have available from this blog comes from the following quotation that I have used on another post.
“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”
Luciano de Crescenzo
1. From The Art of Simple: “Weekend Links”: by Tsh
- We can’t be friends :: Dugans in Cahoots
- Russell Brand: My life without drugs :: The Guardian
- Dance in your kitchen :: The Nester
- TGIF: Paris, the grass ain’t greener, y’all :: She Loves
- This video is proof that skiing the Olympic downhill course is terrifying :: USA Today
2. From Dooce: “Stuff I found while looking around“:
Liv and Phileas’ photo stream on flickr. Coco is super jealous.
A rough calculation of current rates of soil degradation suggests we have about 60 years of topsoil left. Some 40% of soil used for agriculture around the world is classed as either degraded or seriously degraded – the latter means that 70% of the topsoil, the layer allowing plants to grow, is gone.
Every straight person already knows everything important there is to know about a gay person’s needs and loves and lives. Just look in the mirror. We are human before we are gay or straight. We are you.
– The Inspiration Archive, collected by Teodorik
– This is hilarious, but now I’m going to have nightmares for, oh, the rest of my life.
– I can guarantee you that before this happened not one of these three people ever left a bad tip.
– This. This is for Cami.
– Max Sebald’s Writing Tips: You sometimes need to magnify something, describe it amply in a roundabout way. And in the process you discover something.
3. From The Daily Muse: “Best of the Web-February 16, 2014“:
- I Followed My Own Productivity Advice for a Week (Fast Company)
- How to Get Past the Excuses That Are Holding You Back (Alexandra Franzen)
- What to Do if You’re Stumped During an Interview (POPSUGAR)
- 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Boss Knows Just How Awesome You Are (The Daily Muse)
- Get Almost Everything You Want—For Less (DailyWorth)
- One App to Rule Them All: 30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life (The Art of Manliness)
- 10 Tech Chores for Snow Days (Apartment Therapy)
- The Easiest Way to Add a Little Zen to Your Workday (The Daily Muse)
- How to Watch the Sochi Olympics Online Without a Cable Account(Lifehacker)
- Personalized Print Guides for Showing Your Friends Around New Cities(Springwise)
- How to Bring Paris Into the Bedroom (and Other Breakfast in Bed Ideas)(Fathom)
- 5 Fabulous (and Cheap!) Work Looks From Refinery29 (The Daily Muse)