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(New England Style) Indian Pudding

I’ve been thinking about Indian Pudding a lot lately. It’s something I grew up with, and it had been a while since I’d eaten any. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a cornmeal and molasses pudding with cinnamon, ginger and other warming spices. 244 more words

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Being special, I am not special, not even close, I have learned I am connected to you, not isolated, not better, not worse and........damned sure not special!!!!!!

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Surfing PTSD blogs, finding a majority have thousand word posts, dragging on emotionally, relating the cognitions of the ego, the storyline of behaving like a victim, lost in dissociation, crying for others to recognize, that their suffering is special, treat me special. 137 more words

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Control, such an elusive fellow,


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Control is what we humans covet, we sacrifice, work diligently to assure we have control, security, enough power stored up to secure our life, emotionally and physically. 161 more words

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As I enter the real mindfulness group I am reminded of what I will encounter, sufferers????


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I am cautioned that mental illness has a stigma, a feeling, a reason why 22 vets commit suicide daily.
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Please Excuse me, I see no stigma, I feel no stigma, I feel empowered, free to be here. 143 more words

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Unencumbered, letting go....


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From the abstract through the finite, arriving at now, unencumbered by memories or desire, life comes alive.
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No matter the challenges faced, the insurmountable odds endured, letting go frees us, to be here, simply, in a simple space. 95 more words

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Happy Easter. A thought.....holidays may bring anxiety, terror, trauma


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Holidays seem hollow when family is the enemy, no celebration here, just reminders of past hurt from caregivers.
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We must make new families, new ties, bonds with caring people, not abusers. 118 more words

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Most of our Suffering, is invented, thought about, desired at one time.....

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Inventions
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of desire,
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A created
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need,
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to satisfy
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a created
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“EGO”,
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Invented
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For… 13 more words

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