A Morning Light

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Nero, the Roman Emperor, married a man, one of his freedmen, taking the role of the bride.   I’m sitting here, having a Dr. Pepper for breakfast. The light from the living room window shines in, its intensity filtered by the dark clouds. It creates a…

Signs From The Universe

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: “Do geese see god?” <<< that can be read forwards and backwards.   I’ve been thinking a lot about my characters from my book. Story book characters live their lives so much different from ours. Every time you read a book about a far away place…

Sucks To Be Sick

Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 5 TODAY I LEARNED: India has a Bill of Rights for cows.   I’m sick. For 4 days, it’s been nothing but mucus and I am SO ready to be better. It’s interesting how sickness makes you think differently. It makes you see things in a different light. It changes…

New Perspectives & Patience

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: The world’s oldest lightbulb has been working since 1901.   My anxiety has been hitting me hard lately, but I’m keeping up. I am pushing forward. Today I had to deal with a person who I strongly wish would disappear…but since this is reality, and making…

It’s Been One of Those Days

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 5 TODAY I LEARNED: Dolphins have names for each other and can call out for each other specifically. Have you ever had one of those days where you’re barely making it? You’re running on three hours of sleep or less, (you’re not really sure because time is a blur), and…

I’m Thankful For My Life

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Germany, where people danced without rest for a month straight.   I feel that another visit to the park is needed. Already I’m feeling the effects of the week. It hasn’t been…

Our Trip to Ruby Falls

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."   I know it’s been a few days since it happened, but the trip to Chattanooga was SO MUCH FUN! We went to so many places and saw so…

Be Gentle With Your Thoughts

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: A scorpion can hold its breath for one week.   It’s been over a week since we lost Jinx. So many other things have happened between then and now. Experiencing loss changes the way you look at death. Loss turns what you thought you knew into…

Lost Energy

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a spider. Today my energy is lost in a whirlwind of sleep loss and caffeine. I ask myself all the time what really drives me to be a better person. I would love…

Are You Tough?

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 9 TODAY I LEARNED: “Speak of the Devil” is short for “Speak of the Devil and he shall come.” It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil, it would attract his attention. That’s why when you’re talking about someone and they show up, people say, “Speak of the…