Saturday, December 24, 2016

Chrysalises and Ashes in the River of Change

Recently, I found a quote that has had me thinking, and I wanted to share it with you. 
Will you value it?  I have no idea.  It might totally bore you.  But hey, at least it entertained me!

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Little Dose of Reality

        This week, I want to approach something of a bit of a sensitive nature.  I truly hope that those for whom it might be a bit triggering will allow me to finish my point before giving up on me, because it's about how we face our own mortality when - well, faced with our own mortality.  It really shouldn't be too bad, but I like to give people the heads up.

Monday, November 21, 2016

“We Apologize for the Inconvenience.”

        I've been a little lax in writing the past, few weeks, because a friend of mine came into the country for a visit, and so we've been busy.  But there have been a few things I've noticed while exploring my world with them which I've noticed elsewhere at other times, but at times like these they stand out so sharply I just want to squeak!  There are other posts I've made which touch on a similar vein of this topic*, so clearly this is something that I feel needs to be addressed once in a while.

Monday, October 31, 2016

I'm Grateful That's All You Have!

        Okay... so I'd not exactly planned to have this blog reflect my personal journey, so much, but it appears that is where my creative powers have gone, and so I can only follow their lead.  My mind is interesting, that way: it seems to want to express what it wants to express, and anything else won't get shared!  So I guess you get to know me a little better!

Monday, October 24, 2016

I Write... Because...

        This week, I'm going to write about... my writing.  I'd more or less been floating around a topic for this week's post, and came across something which resonated so purely with me, it dropped all the other thoughts I'd had, and had me riveted.  This post is unlikely to be as riveting as her message was to me, but it might at least touch someone, in some way, hopefully positive, and that is all it is meant to be.  My heart speaking to someone else's.  So, here we go.

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Little Try for Gratitude Couldn't Hurt Too Much!

        Hello, my friends!  This week I'm going to try to prove myself as not being a hypocrite.  Actually, I say that because I sometimes feel like one, but really, I think I'm just proving that I know it is often easier said than done!

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Story of My Truth, and Defying the Ending

        I'm going to share another something I recently shared with some of my personal folks, with some modifications.  This might or might not sound kinda lame to you.  But it's my truth.  So be it.

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Reason for a Glass of Rain, in the Darkness

        Gonna try to again this week, just because I really feel like this needs to happen, but so far it just hasn't been happening.  Some believe there is a reason for everything, but I've my own opinions about that.  Either way, reason or no, we're gonna try again.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Well, That Was Unexpected!

        This was something I was going to post to those in my more personal life, elsewhere, and thought I might as well share it here, and then share this, there.  I've been feeling so brain dead lately, and I wrote this whole, freakin' thing, so why not?  Might as well know me for me, World! lol!

        So, here we go...

Well, That Was Unexpected!

        This was something I was going to post to those in my more personal life, elsewhere, and thought I might as well share it here, and then share this, there.  I've been feeling so brain dead lately, and I wrote this whole, freakin' thing, so why not?  Might as well know me for me, World! lol!

        So, here we go...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Perfection in the Personal Paradox

        Hello, again.  I promise I'm still around, and working toward progress.  You'd be surprised at how many drafts from over the years I have sitting there, started but not feeling "right".  But that actually plays well with the idea that I've thought to share for this week.  Let's see if it gets out for you to read!

        It's a little raw, just so you know.  But that's how it's been, lately, and what falls out of my mind is usually filtered through whatever is on it at the time.  Pretty sure that's the way it works for a lot of things, for a lot of people.  Anyway, here we go.

Monday, August 1, 2016

It's Okay.

Okay, so maybe it all isn't really okay.  But that's okay, too.

Maybe just take some slow, deep breaths while you read this post,
and let it help you come back to center.
You might just found it was just what you needed.
You wouldn't be the only one, I promise.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Difference, in this World of Insanity and Chaos

        This past week, I had an interesting question come to me, and I found it to be such a powerful line of thinking, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on it.  Generally, I stay away from most topics of current events, but we'll see where this goes.

Monday, July 18, 2016

So Now We Know, and Onward We Go

        Inasmuch as I have been sharing the continuing saga of my search to find answers for myself, I suppose it would be appropriate to share what has happened this past week, as some major, significant events transpired to illuminate a lot of what has been going on!  So let's get on that, hmm?

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Power of the Human Phoenix

        I've been thinking about phoenixes, this past week.  I suppose that is appropriate, given the title of this project, but I've found a lot more references to butterflies than to phoenixes, in the areas of the internet I tend to go.  Go figure!  So my mind tends to wander along the thought of "transformation", rather than "rebirth", and while I'm not exactly sure why the idea of a phoenix feels more appropriate this week, I'm going to just roll with it and see what falls out of my head.  Feel free to join me!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Calm in "The Diagnosis Vortex of Doom"

        Last week, I shared a link to an article by Michelle Auerbach which resonated with a lot of people who are struggling with illnesses which either cannot be, or simply haven't yet been diagnosed, and an adequate treatment program begun.  The fact that so many agreed it was an issue of importance, both in public and in private, has had me thinking about my own situation, and so, here we go again!  Something a little unusual, but hopefully of value to someone, as well as doing right by Ms Auerbach and her article.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bringing to Life a Survivor's Spirit

        This week, my friends, we're going to delve into something I happen to find a huge part of my life, in various ways, and hopefully by my sharing that, you'll benefit in some way.  I know I pretty much say that every week, but that just means that the intent is still there.  So there.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Still Thinking, Therefore Still Being, I Suppose?

        We're going to be doing things a bit differently this week, my friends.  Whether we like it or not!

        Due to some circumstances out of my control, I was unable to solidify permission to use information for the post I'd been preparing, so I've been left to wander the archives, once again.  But this time, I found one on which I'd like to comment, as well, so here we go: a post about a post!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Achieving Success the Ordinary, Imperfect Way

        These past, few weeks, I've been spending time with my memories, feelings and thoughts about a life remembered; having a few experiences connecting my heart and mind to the imperfections of the present; and attempting to focus my dreams and goals toward an unpredictable future, as the anniversary of my birth looms near!  It's been a rather full month!

        And here, we continue onward.  So let's do this, hmm?

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Decade and an Open Box

        Here we go again.  This week, another personal topic for me, which I hope not to drop on your foot.  If I do, you'll have my sincerest apologies.  As I've said before, I feel that it is important for others to know that they are not alone in their experiences, even if ours are not the same.  We are all made better through being empathic, together.  And hence, we have the PB Project.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Bound and Determined!

        We're going to try for another blog post, this week, my friends.  Maybe we'll actually get it out there and you'll be able to read it!  Here we go....

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Excitement, Commitment, and Infinite Potential!

        Hey, look!  It's a post!  I've something to share, for once!  Let's hope it's something worthy of reading.  I know it's something I've found worthy of contemplating, this week, and I can't help but think I'm not the only person who ever has this experience, so hopefully we can all be better, for the sharing, hmm?

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Strength that is Weakness

        Been a bit since I was able to post, though I've been sharing some posts from the archives on the PB Facebook Community Page.  Been working on recovering from the consequences of a clash between a flu bug and a distracted immune system!  But hopefully I'm back, and since I've had some interesting observations, lately, and though they do come up from time to time, I thought I'd share some insights from my own perspective.

Monday, March 7, 2016

To Your Young Self

        Have you ever been asked (or even seen in it in a post, somewhere), what you would tell your younger self, if you could?  Have you actually considered that question, seriously, beyond a quick glance through your mind at the prompt? 

        Hmm... I've been thinking about that.  Maybe we can consider it, a bit closer?  You brave enough to join me?  Maybe grab a pen and paper?

Then let's do this.

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Non-Post Post

        This is a non-post post.

        Because sometimes it's just appropriate to have a non-post post, and this seems like one of those times.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Two, Little, Almost Insignificant Words

        "Be."

        "You."

        Two, tiny little words, used by millions of people, every single day, and often many times a day.  They are so commonly used, that most people don't even think about what they each mean, apart, nor together.  People tend to just throw them out there in conversation as though they were insignificant, little bridges to communication.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

"...I'm not going anywhere."

        A couple of weeks ago, I said I wanted to be braver than I have been, and work on "standing up to be counted."  So... given I happen to have a rather strong force of ethics, I feel I need to start doing things which follow through, toward that goal.

        Here we go.  Pardon me for linking elsewhere more than usual, but I want to make sure that you can have a better perspective on the backdrop of this post, if desired.

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Friend, Indeed

        When I create a post, typically it is founded by something on my mind or heart, the week before.  If I'm not moved by emotion in some way, it is less likely I'll be effective in expressing a point or message in a way I'm satisfied with sharing.  Inasmuch as I've had something significantly on my mind, let's see how this happens, for this week!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Working on Standing Up to Be Counted!

        Some perspective to be added to that expressed all across the 'net in behalf of those who need others to understand.  Not chewing anyone out, nor trying to give tickets to any kind of guilt trip; just trying to do my part to help spread understanding, empathy and compassion to this world.  As usual, I've no idea what will be falling out of my head and into this post, but whatever it will be, I hope someone can benefit from it.

Quick PSA for Readers Connected via Google Friend Connect

A quick, public service announcement for those who follow the blog via Google Friend Connect.  Because, well, it's kinda important.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Colors of our Lives

        I was going through my post drafts' list here in the catacombs of the history of this blog, and found this one from August of 2014.  I cannot remember to whom I wrote the message, but it might as well have been my future self, at that point, because reading it right now has given me a very surprising reminder of something I think I might have forgotten.  Have a read!

Monday, January 4, 2016

As Good a Time as Any!

        Last week, I'm sure I more than adequately explained, I'm not a big fan of "New Years resolutions".  

        This week, while I still feel that way, it seems a bit fitting that Life saw fit to hand me what it has, so I can make use of such a perfectly-timed need for a post topic!

        So... Let's do this.