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Awareness. Existence. Moments. April 19th

Awareness. Existence. Moments. April 19th

Another day on this big beautiful blue spinning sphere. Thursday April 19th.

Last week I was recovering from a wee minor outpatient procedure and was groggy from the drugs they make you take. They slow you down on purpose which is annoying but necessary. Everything went well, and I’m fine so no need to worry. It gave me pause to take a couple of days off to rest.

Whenever one goes to the hospital, there is a touch of worry as weird things happen — that 1% chance of the “unlikely” is something you try to steer the car of your life away from but you aren’t in control of that trip always. So deep thoughtfulness pervades on those days.

My Morning Making Ritual #inspiration

My Morning Making Ritual — a combo of this has been in effect for the past year and a half or so.

But I added to it today, lemon water and calling my senators. :)


Meditate 10 min — they are free and awesome.


Read an article on Medium or 10 min of a current book.


Write for 10–20 minutes (ideas for blogs, journal entry something non-work for me)


Call my Senators — CA — Dianne Feinstein & Kamala Harris with my choices/thoughts on the cabinet, climate denial, women's rights and reproductive freedom.


Drink a big glass of lemon water. (and keep it full all day)


Eat 2 hard-boiled eggs, 3 Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausages, half an avocado, and coffee with almond milk. Feed the dog same time.


Shower and get dressed for the day.


Check my calendar, email, Hubspot, Twitter, Instagram and FB in that order.


With that I’m fierce, awesome and ready to take on whatever.


In the late afternoon/evening I exercise, work on my Spanish with Duolingo and usually read/write some more along with emails, go out and see stuff, get outside.


What’s your ritual? I’ve found that having one and sticking to it as much as humanly possible makes for great productivity and the ability for me to be even better at dealing with things on the fly. Thank you Rachel!


This isn’t a resolution, I don’t do those and don’t like those. This is my continuing to pay attention to what I need and obsessing about me instead of other people and things. Try a ritual — heck make it simply two things you do every morning. 


My Dad told me about a book called Grit by Angela Duckworth and how if you make your bed every morning like the Navy SEALS, you accomplished that for the day.


It is the little things.

Happy 2017.


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Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive

Gather 'round me, everybody

Gather 'round me while I preach some

Feel a sermon comin' on me

The topic will be sin

And that's what I'm agin

If you want to hear my story

Then settle back and just sit tight

While I start reviewing

The attitude of doing right…

I plug in my iPhone to my Mini Cooper. And these words come out of the speakers. Every time.