After reading many, many Facebook posts lately - especially in the last week or so - I've figured out the algorithm of how to use a mere comment on Facebook to change someone's mind. I'll show you my answer. Yes, right here at the beginning of my blog. You won't have to read much at all. … Continue reading How to use a Facebook comment to change someone’s opinion
"How in the world can Facebook be any part of mindfulness?!!" you might ask. Although Facebook is often criticized as a waste of time, I find it can be helpful beyond keeping me current with friends' lives. You see, I have thoughts and emotions about what I see posted. And I try mindfully to watch those … Continue reading Using Facebook as part of a mindfulness practice
One thing I really like about Facebook is seeing photos of families. Photos of anticipated births and of newborn babies, of children, of parents with children, of families in their daily lives, of families on vacation and at holidays. And one of the things I like most about that is watching people I know - especially … Continue reading Good parents are artists
And I wonder about those psychic punches. What actually happens when we share negative thoughts and feelings? Do we literally put out negative energy that others can feel?
So, you might ask, how is "a climate so charged with disagreement" (as a friend described it this morning) helping make me a better person? Well, it's an answer eight years in the making. Eight years ago, after Barak Obama was elected President of the United State of America, I started receiving very critical, … Continue reading How politics and the Internet and Facebook are making me a better person (yes, really!)
There are so many threads in this particular tapestry piece that I'm not sure where to begin. I guess I'll pick the ones that stand out the most. I'll start with where I went today. For another medical procedure, a presurgery before a colonoscopy. Scheduling this procedure hasn't been easy. Finding room in my calendar, … Continue reading A Profound Experience: The veil is thin
Tomorrow will be a week after my last chemo, and I'm still feeling pretty rotten. The side effects jumped on me sooner than the past rounds, and they're knocking me lower. I've had to let go of expectations yet again. A part of me wants the recovery to be a continuous uphill line on a … Continue reading Persevering through the last chemo