Tag Archives: healing

F*ck It List

We are all our own worse critics: Should do…. Shouldn’t do… Should’ve done… Shouldn’t have done… My “to do” list has grown to a Master To-Do List with infinite sub-lists.  The bright and shining people talk about “bucket lists” and … Continue reading

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The past few days have been a study of personal endurance in the face of overwhelming odds.  For the many kind people who have followed my blog, and managed to grasp the gist of my struggle, those amazing souls have … Continue reading

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This Is What I Look Like Today — Being Positive and Mirrors and Places

I wish I’d learned the fine art of juggling.  Seems to me, I’m always juggling emotions, decisions, practicalities, and deep philosophical thoughts — all clamoring for attention and supremacy.  Here’s what I do: Sometimes I feel like this: And sometimes … Continue reading

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Got Balls? Plenty to Spare…

Life gets you down?  Me, too.  Confused, weary?  Yup.  Don’t accept abuse.  Laughing is part of the healing.  So, get some balls and… laugh! Terms and Conditions of Use All content provided on this DogDharma blog is for informational and entertainment … Continue reading

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Pivotal Moments

There are pivotal moments in life, and one of mine came in the winter of 1974 when I was a senior at Wilbur D. Mills High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Up until halfway through the 9th grade, I had … Continue reading

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Who’s Beating My Heart?

Take beating any way you want: a) flogging it b) causing it to constrict and relax Consider this online newspaper article: Two souls with one heart: One-in-a-million conjoined twins born in Atlanta sharing the same arms, legs and body Conjoined … Continue reading

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I Love Your Nose

‘Tis now the season to be jolly.  But we’re not always “jolly” this time of year.  So start today by looking in the mirror and appreciating your bright red nose, the struggles you’ve overcome, the small kindnesses you’ve shown, the … Continue reading

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