Death Has Been Around

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: The Bible doesn’t say the forbidden fruit was an apple… Why does death bother us so much? What makes it so scary and horrible that we do everything in our power to try and prevent it at all costs? The word death itself carries negative associations…

Fear of Death…And Other News

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: After the Disney movie “Princess and the Frog” came out, more than 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.   Is January really almost over? No, it can’t be! Time really does fly. These months have a way of zooming by without our notice…

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…

Don’t Work Yourself to Death

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Emotional level: 8Mental level: 8TODAY I LEARNED: Rats, horses, and rabbits cannot vomit. We are told all our lives that hard work is important, and while it is imperative that we maintain a job, that doesn’t mean we should work ourselves to death. Most people are working a regular 9 to 5 job that doesn’t…

I Have a Problem with Death

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Emotional state: happy but sad Mental state: manageable I know, it's been a bit, but I had to sort my thoughts and emotions out. A death in the family can really turn things around in ways you never expect. It brings about feelings you don't want. The darkness sticks to you like black tar. It…

I’ve Been Struggling

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Emotional state: very sad Mental state: still trying to process everything   So... my mamaw passed away. I've been sad, but so have a lot of other people in my family. I feel terrible that it even happened. When you're growing up, your family and friends always tell you that death is a part of…

The Worry of Death

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Emotional state: worried Mental state: tired... If you know me, you probably know that my tiffs with anxiety have often led me down roads of worry. Silly little fears can get into my head and turn into huge and terrifying thoughts. It often happens at the worst moments too. I will be enjoying a movie,…

Ghosts… What are They?

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So, what are ghosts? According to Merriam-Webster a ghost is: "...a disembodied soul  especially : the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world or to appear to the living in bodily likeness." Therefore it can be said that to believe in ghosts, you have to believe in a soul. I…

Life & Death

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If the past few days have shown me anything, it's that life deserves more appreciation than we know. It's a remarkable thing, to know that your days are numbered. Even if we go to all the psychics in the world, we never truly know when we will die. I have a few friends who are…