Feel Good Fridays!

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Another week has flown by and October is nearly finished. Already?!?

Last night was our monthly support group meeting.  We talk about a lot of things besides our illness, and it’s a great feeling to just be yourself and hang with people who know what you’re going through.

And now with the #MeToo movement all over social media, talking about things can really help – not only help connect with others, but free a piece of you that may feel trapped.

So, today’s quote:

“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

Whatever it is, don’t hold back. Be yourself, completely.  And share. Talk. Express.  Without fear. ❤

Have a wonderful weekend.

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our September session.  Stay tuned for October’s addition (our next session is this weekend!)

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Another week is gone, with too little time to read or write. Bah! Soon, I hope!

BUT…there’s always time for a Feel Good Friday’s quote!  And today it’s all about YOU!

“Self-care is a deliberate choice to gift ourself with people, places, things, events, and opportunities that recharge our personal battery and promote whole health—body, mind, and spirit.” 
― Laurie Buchanan, PhD

I hope that you’re able to focus on a bit of “Me Time” this weekend.  Honor yourself, inside and out.  And pass it on.

Love, Lisa

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AUGH!  It’s been such a busy week!  And I am so sorry I haven’t been able to dedicate any time to the blog.  I will try harder to fit in some time for researching, writing, and sharing.  I miss it.  And our connection.

So, today’s quote is inspired by my lack of time to do the things I wanted as of late:

“It wasn’t until I slowed the car and rolled down the windows that I realized I spend most of my days driving ‘through’ life without driving ‘in’ life. So, I’ve decided to walk because the pace is slower and the windows are always down.” 
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

May we all find time to “roll down the windows,” and enjoy a slower pace in life.  Take in the beauty around us and just breathe.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Love, Lisa

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Okay, because I was out of town last Friday, I’m giving you TWO quotes today 🙂

My friend and mentor recently shared a quote that I fell in love with, and I wanted to share it with you.  I’d never heard it before, but given who said it, you think I would have!

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” ~John Wayne

And this one I found while scrolling through uplifting quotes:

“You do not need any more strength. You only need to realize how strong you already are.”  ~Vironika Tugaleva

So what are you going to do this weekend? Next week? Next month? The rest of the year?

I hope you are able to look within yourself, sense your inner strength and beauty, and move ahead full steam…with whatever you may have on your plate, or what you’ve been putting off, or what’s been hindering you, or what’s lurking in the shadows…Just close your eyes and go. You can do this.

Have a wonderful weekend.

~Lisa ❤

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

I added an Events Calendar!  If you look at the top right of your computer screen (not sure where it’s located on tablets and/or phones), you’ll see a new “Events” option. Click on that and it will bring you to our calendar of upcoming events 🙂

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It’s FRIDAY!!! Already!?!  This week moved so slowly, but now that it’s over I feel like it sped by!

This week I’ve been privy to a lot of stories of pain, suffering, and strength.   Some incredibly heartbreaking. Others uplifting.  And once more I’m reminded that good things can rise out of crap and suffering.

Which inspired today’s quote…

“Remind me that the most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes.” 
― Andrea GibsonThe Madness Vase: By Andrea Gibson

 

So, let it burn…then rise from the ashes, anew.

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Me enjoying myself; Burning Man, 2011

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Love, Lisa

Blogs updated this week:

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our 8/13/17 session.  If you’ve been following our campaign, follow the link and catch up 🙂

Inflammation & Endo – added a new 2017 study regarding Endometriosis and inflammation.

Natural Products that I’ve Fallen in Love With – added facial lotion (Beauty Balm) by Orglamix.

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Well, another week is behind us.  Welcome to Friday!

I’ve picked up a new hobby: knife throwing.  I’m completely new. I’ve had two short lessons with my mentor and I’ve been practicing this week.  Sometimes good.  Sometimes horrible.  And I’ve yet to be frustrated over the whole process…

That’s new to me and my mental state.  Normally if things aren’t going the way I want them to, I get frustrated, depressed, angry, upset.  So I sat back and pondered what was different about this endeavor.

And today’s quote answered that question:

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” 
― T.F. HodgeFrom Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

I know I’m new to the skill. I know I’m bad at what I’m doing.  And I know I can only get better.  I’ve stayed focused on the “I can only get better” aspect of this task, and have not dwelled upon the more frustrating failures I’ve experienced this week.  I want to compete. And I can only compete if I get better.  I’m holding on tightly to that end goal.

So, what are YOU doing (or are going to do) where this quote can help you?  Share about it in the comments below.  Whether it be learning a new “thing,” or making doctor appointments, or putting up with people that drive you crazy; how can today’s quote help you muddle through and beyond the frustration?

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Lisa

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What a busy week it’s been! Sorry!! I miss researching and writing, but haven’t had any time as of late!

BUT, it’s FRIDAY! And I have a tradition to uphold! 🙂  I hope you’re all having a safe and wonderful week and plan to relax this weekend.  This week’s quote is inspired by those who are helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“Step out today not seeking to be in the spotlight but seeking for a spot to light – be a blessing to someone”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive

I love this one.  May you find a life to change today and this weekend.  Even if it’s as small a gesture as a smile or a “How d’you do?”

Yours, Lisa

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Well, we made it through yet another week.  It’s been a busy and whirlwind one for me; how about you?

So to celebrate the end of a crazy week, I’ll be heading to Palm Springs for some poolside R&R with some great friends I haven’t seen in a while.  Which inspires today’s quote:

“Relax, Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing.” 
― Izey Victoria Odiase

Find yourself some “do nothing” time.  Relax. Take a deep breath.  Pamper yourself. Take a nap.  Enjoy the weekend!!!!

~Lisa

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Friday! Another week has passed us by!

The concept of today’s quote is something I hold near and dear.  Years ago when I was a child, my mental health counselor had me draw something. Anything.  So I drew a beautiful rose sprouting out of a pile of poop, with flies and stinky squiggles.

She told me that I was that rose.  I had gone through foul, horrible, unspeakable beginnings which helped shape me into who I was: a beautiful, strong, smart, and worthy teenage girl.  I’ve held onto that moment ever since.  It’s helped me cope with my childhood sexual abuse and many things over the years.  So stumbling upon today’s quote pleased me:

“Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower.
Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty. Be that lotus flower always. Do not allow any negativity or ugliness in your surroundings destroy your confidence, affect your growth, or make you question your self-worth.” 
― Suzy Kassem

Remember, shit may happen, but allow it to feed you, strengthen you, enable you.  Grow into that beautiful blossom.

And have a wonderful weekend.

Love, Lisa

 

Blogs I’ve updated this week:

Endometriosis on Your Skin – added an August 2017 study of a woman with a bleeding lump in her belly button.

Natural Products I’ve Fallen in Love With – added another natural deodorant.  This one doesn’t use baking soda, which I unfortunately learned is too much for my sensitive underarms.