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"If not now, when? If not here, where?"
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JOB: On Disability
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RELIGION: Buddhism
ORIENTATION: Straight
DATING STATUS: Divorced
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GENDER: Female
LOCATION: Vermont, United States
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STAR SIGN: Aquarius
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Hokusai ~~~ Phoenix






Imagine you're steering a ship out at sea. Below the deck out of sight, lies a vast horde of demons, all with enormous claws and razor-sharp teeth. And they have made a deal with you: as long as you keep the ship drifting aimlessly out to sea, they'll stay beneath the deck so you don't have to look at them. But if you ever start heading toward the shore, they immediately rush up on deck, flap their wings, bare their fangs, and threaten to tear you to shreds. Not surprisingly, you don't like that very much, so you say: "Sorry demons! I didn't mean it! Please go back down below." And you turn the ship around and drift back out to sea, and the demons disappear beneath the deck. So you breathe a sigh of relief, and everything seems okay - for awhile.

The problem is, you soon get fed up with drifting aimlessly. You get bored, lonely, miserable, resentful and anxious. You see all those other ships heading toward the shore, and you know that's where youreally want to be going. So, one day you pluck up your courage, turn the tiller and head toward the shore once again. But the moment you do, those demons swarm up onto the deck and threaten to rip you to pieces again.

But, here's the interesting thing: although these demons are very good at threatening you, they never actually cause you any physical harm. Why not? Because they can't! All they can do is growl loudly, wave their claws, and look terrifying - physically, they can't touch you. The only power they have is to intimidate. So, if you believe they're reallygoing to do what they say they'll do, then they've got control of the boat. But once you realize they have no capacity to physically harm you, - then you are free. You can take your ship wherever you want - as long as you are willing to accept the demons' presence. All you have to do to reach land is let the demons gather round, let them scream at you all they like, and keep steering the ship toward shore. The demons may howl and protest, but they are powerless to stop you.

However, if you are not willing to allow these demons on board, if you've got to keep them down below no matter what, then your only option is to stay adrift at sea. (Of course, you can try to throw the demons overboard, but while you are busy doing that no one is steering the ship, so you run the risk of crashing or capsizing. Besides which, it's a struggle you can never win, because there is an infinite number of demons in the hold!)


The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris



My Life is Not a Problem to be Solved.

My Life is a Process to be Experienced.





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From: Cocoon
August 25, 2015, 8:55 am
Hi Pat....good to hear from you"...I hope that you continue to make progress and get I into the other program...I am fine"the abilify seems to have done the trick.....I am getting out much more which is a blast for a agoraphobic..lol. Love you my friend!

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From: Rapunzel
August 25, 2015, 8:15 am
Thanks for wheat belly tip. She will check it out. She is in so much pain and the doctor said he couldn't do anything for her. It sounds like you have a new addition to the family. Have you come up with a name yet? Hope the kids are enjoying their last few days of freedom before school starts.

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From: Rapunzel
August 24, 2015, 7:42 am
I just had some Ben and Jerry's coffee with chunks of toffee bars in it and i ate the whole container. I tell myself that since i am working so hard every day I can afford to eat extra. I have a friend who is suffering with arthritis in her neck area. I remember you saying that you were greatly helped with a certain diet. was it the paleo one?

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From: maryanne
August 22, 2015, 6:11 am
Well, how is it going in sunny Vermont? We have been blessed with some lovely weather here for the last couple of days. I am still bemoaning the fact that we have lost about a half an hour of daylight in morning and half in evening. We went to see my sister in Indiana yesterday. She's better, but it made for a long day for us. Hope things are continuing to go well for you.

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August 19, 2015, 10:44 pm
Sorry to hear you are running into cranky people lately; they have no idea what they are doing to your day. How are things going otherwise? I am caught between two things I ought to do, and both are intertwined with OCD, so it's been a week of hiding from both. So productive. I did manage to get some laundry done today.

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