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8/21/08 12:17 P

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DEC - I am finding a lot of my southern roots are flowing onto the pages. We were one step above a tar paper shack sharecroppers and I am finding a lot of red clay in my writing.

Yes

In - Out
In - Out
In - Out
In - Out

Try "square breathing" (golf thing) as you breath in count to 5 - hold for 5 - release to the count of 5 - wait for 5 and breathe is to the count of 5 etc. If you do this for about 6-9 breaths you wil be amazed at how quieting it can be.

I just write in my blue fine tip pen - which I bought just for pages - I do however have doodles in the margin (darn fine arts degree)

Life is not about surviving the storm - it is about learning to dance in the rain!

Every day is a new day to succeed or fail - but you have to get out of bed first!

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8/20/08 7:06 P

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evidently sometimes. yes.
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* "Take care. Take comfort. Take courage. Take control. Take JOY wherever you find it." (DEC)*
"Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck." - George Carlin


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8/20/08 6:39 P

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Now DEC,
Do we need to tell you to remember to Breeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaathe?

Value your friends because they are worth more than just about anything else!

"Everyday is a gift, thats why they call it the present."
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8/20/08 6:33 P

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IN ... OUT
IN ... OUT
IN ... OUT
IN ... OUT

that's me, deep breathing.
trying to let go!

* "Take care. Take comfort. Take courage. Take control. Take JOY wherever you find it." (DEC)*
"Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck." - George Carlin


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8/20/08 12:53 P

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Hey, Bettina, you so make me laugh! I'm a grown up brat for sure. Funny how I was just addressing that this morning in the pages. Boy, it sure feels good to do nothing productive once in a while! CMY (Carol)

Its all about the journey!

Go where your eyes are looking!

Perfectionism blocks creativity!

Just do it!


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8/17/08 12:02 A

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LOVE your idea, PRYZYM. Next time I get into a stuck-mode, I'm using my way-too-expensive professional graphic designer pencils and/or my WTE Faber-Castille coloured pencils! Or my IMPORTED WTE Chinese calligraphy ink. It would be totally illegible, but FUN!!!

DEC - Chill, honey. I asked you to let them know I'd be gone for a few days, taking care of my Inner Psychotic. That you feel you need to be the one "in charge"...nuh-uh, babe. That's EVERYONE'S job, not yours. Or even mine.

But that's half the problem, non?? You (yep: me too) think it's gotta be done A-B-C, and you're the only one who can do it right. Even a year ago I would have lost sleep and freaked out into a massive anxiety attack at the thought of "ohmigod they'll all hate me they'll think I just left and said screw you I CAN'T just CAN'T, people are RELYING on me!!!"

Hell with THAT! Everyone here is a totally cool grown-up brat, and if someone's going to get neurotically wound-up about a person not being online for a few days....hey, no problem. Just write me for a full refund. The address is ohgetalife(at)fercryinoutloud(dot)com.

Time to let go, G. Just write down words. It'll be OK. I promise.

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8/16/08 7:15 P

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greetings everyone... I have been writing in my journal... nothing creative other than a diary and a few observations about the various people who are being hurdles to my more peaceful state.... and I now have internet at work!!! I am so happy..... and now I have time to post....

Ever since MERRICAT said that we could write 'sloppy-copy' style.... I have been wondering what DOWNEASTCAGUN would be doing... hehehehehe... I know about her OC (but not D)....

and I am having the best time just writing... thinking that like in a 100 years, someone will find my journal and have to edit it because they will know that the Princess was such a wonderful influence and so full of it... I meant full of wisdom...

And the person who gets to edit my artist's way work... hope he/she is related to DOWNEASTCAGUN.....

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8/16/08 12:06 P

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I had a hard time with the first few mornings but now it seems to be getting easier. Just write what comes to your mind. Even if it's things u think u should be doing write that down. I should be working on this or that. I have found the past few mornings I have been writing uplifting things and I have been feeling a lot better. You can do it just let go and write.

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8/15/08 3:13 P

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Greetings Gang......Just Hang Loose..... You know I have not said that for years..... I think we get laced so tight due to the IC that we have become too afraid or don't remember how to tell it to kiss off....

I found that if there is something you want to reinforce....(positive talk) Write it over and over on your morning pages.....

Like: I am terrific....... I will give myself self esteem..... Write that 3 pages worth and see, You will have a super start on believing it....

Why can't we re-imprint ourselves.... Or reinvent who we are.... To H*** with yesterday..... Today counts.....

Hang Loose!!!!! emoticon emoticon Rant Cheer over emoticon Wahoo!!! YeeHaw!!!!

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8/15/08 12:21 P

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yeah, but i spent 20 plus years as a legal secretary/word processing specialist. proofing is so INGRAINED .... i even read the newspaper with a red pencil in hand.
It's a struggle.
I say I'm OCD, but my p-doc says I'm merely OC without the D.
On this one point, i think he's mistaken.
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i'll work on it.

* "Take care. Take comfort. Take courage. Take control. Take JOY wherever you find it." (DEC)*
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8/15/08 11:39 A

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DEC,
Don't over complicate, just write what pops into your head. No spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar. You can write it like an enormous sentence with all the things coming together no restrictions cant think of anything more to say is my kitten sneaking up on me well better get on with this and do my thing for the day do you get the point?

Value your friends because they are worth more than just about anything else!

"Everyday is a gift, thats why they call it the present."
www.goodquotes.com/


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8/15/08 11:35 A

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Thanx, PRYSYM ... I'll do that as soon as i take care of SPARK business ...


dang, there I go again ...
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Edited by: DOWNEASTCAGUN at: 8/15/2008 (11:32)
* "Take care. Take comfort. Take courage. Take control. Take JOY wherever you find it." (DEC)*
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Be careful what you ask for DEC....

Bettina already used the mud puddle one, that a favorite of mine.

Your morning pages, you let gooooooooo. Deeeep Breaathhhhhh in, slowly bloooowwww oouttttt. Turn off all education. You are FREEEEEE!!!!!!1 oops.

OK? Now do you have different color pens, pencils, crayons? No Crayons, get some now. Take the pages from a different angle, use a pretty color that is totally unprofessional from the grown up world. Scribble anything, anything at all. Like oh would it kill people to run a spell check once in a while :P.
Or just lalalala, I can't think of any thing to write, lalala. It's NOT IMPORTANT what you put down or how it's put on those pages, I promise stuff will pop up when your sub conscious is ready. In the beginning you just get through the motions of writing down anything.

Oh phone ringing, let it.... keep the piece of paper on the side for those must do now thoughts Bettina mentioned. And always always as soon as the critical mind pops up, tell it in writing to shut up.
Tell it off, that could take 1/2 page. Don't worry
or stress over the pages.

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8/15/08 10:41 A

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Hey, y'all ... Sorry for my pronounced absence. MERRICAT will be off the 'net for a couple of days and asked me to step in and try to help anyway i can. I don't know how as I haven't even been able to do morning pages. Any suggestions? The furthest I've been able to go is almost a full page, before my lack of toleration for the "messiness" and absence of inspiration makes me want to run for the hills.

I'm hoping to get into this in a LARGE way, but there seem to be so many more IMPORTANT things getting in the way (important, seemingly to me, i guess) ....

So, I was sent to help out and I'm now asking for HELP!
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