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  • ADVENTURES WITH A (DYING) DOG

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    This one made me weepy this morning. Girl finds out her bestfriend and roommate -- a 160-lb English Mastiff has terminal bone cancer and only has a few months to live. So armed with a bucket list of adventures she would like to share with her dog, they go off on canoe rides, road trips, visits to both busy spots and quiet spaces and, finally, spend a last day together by the ocean in Maine, where she finally finds peace and acceptance. This is real love, people.
  • THE HEALING POWERS OF KEEPING A JOURNAL

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    I still keep a journal despite having a blog. No matter how spill-all-my-guts-out open I may seem, there are many things I do and think that I'll just never tell. I've always thought it kept me sane to be able to express myself without fear of being censored or criticized. Whenever I pick up an old journal, even one from my 13-year-old self I realize that as much as I've changed so much is still the same. I just know how to dodge bullets faster and better. From: HUFFPOST Healthy Living, 01/20/15
  • WRITING YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS

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    Which is why I've decided to keep this blog around, at least for a little while longer. I've always picked up a pen (or sat in front of a keyboard) any time I needed to make sense of my world; writing allows me to get into my head and get all my thoughts out without having to worry about how ridiculous I sound (that's where the editing comes in). From: The New York Times, 01/19/15
  • HOW TO BECOME A WRITER
    This was lovely. The post is by a novelist who was asked how to encourage a young writer. It sounds eerily like the story of my life -- now all I need is to keep reading and keep writing (and, okay, start submitting). From: M Molly Backes' blog, 07/12/11
  • THE "PERFECT" FEMALE BODY

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    Every day at work I see all kinds of female bodies: athletic, boyish, curvy, voluptuous, natural, enhanced, preteen, post-baby, postmenopausal -- thousands of different bodies I've seen up close and personal in my lifetime. This infographic shows that the description of the ideal female body changes every decade or so, going back hundreds of years. I hope that soon we define the "perfect" body as one that is simply healthy and functioning; that what matters is that we're comfortable in our own skin. From: Greatist, 01/15/15

GOODREADS

  • READING NOW

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
    The Normal Bar: Where Does Your Relationship Fall?
    All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost
    Gun Dealers' Daughter: A Novel: A Novel
    Crazy Rich Asians
    The Undomestic Goddess
    Self-Help
    The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World


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September 10, 2006

Comments

aurea

I got off my meds cold turkey last year - it was ok. I did fine. I was already exercising then though, so maybe that had something to do with it.

amaranthine

"..happiness is a commitment we make; I'll just have to keep the faith, put in a bit of time and effort, and I'll get there."

i too need to have that faith now. haven't been feeling my best of late. and thanks for reminding me this.

hope you'll feel better soon. and hopefully me too...

take care.

John

Take care, Gigi.

Gigi

Aurea - Exercise really helps! I also cut down sugar, to eliminate all those highs and lows. I guess that was good practice, since I had to cut that out of my diet eventually anyway.:(

Amaranthine - Here's a big hug from me to you!

John - Hey, where have you been??? Still traveling a lot?

orion quest

VERY COOL BLOG! love it!

check this out:

http://nostalgiamanila.blogspot.com/

maraming salamat!

Joy

Hi Gi! It's been a while... I haven't been into bloghopping lately.

Get some rest. Hope you'll be A-ok soon. Take care!

xxx

cheH

And this too shall pass!Watch this video,this might ease you a bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vyYHFO7jg

You take care Gigi! *hugs*

Chiqui

Hi Gigi, yes it's hard to imagine that this will pass but they always do. Take solace in having Boo around. And nice books to read.. and a nice husband (even if I never met him). Hope you feel better soon!

Gigi

Orion Quest - thanks!

Joy - Yes, it has been a while since I last "saw" you. I'm so glad you stopped by, and thanks for the warm words. :)

cheH - I haven't seen this video in YEARS, but I now remember why I liked it the first time I saw it. Perfect -- thanks!

Chiqui - I'm home resting (dr's orders) and Boo hasn't left my side (though she's been on the whiny, needy side for some reason). And although I'm still working from home, I've also been able to catch up on my reading (so very therapeutic). And the husband has been terrific -- no -- amazing! I am indeed very, very lucky. Thanks for the support, as always. :)

Jovs

Whatever it is, I hope that soon it will pass too. Take care!

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  • LISTEN: "Pluto" by Chamsom

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    I don't have to understand Korean to love this song, although I think it's about a person who was in a rocky relationship that ended but still feels deeply for her former lover and is feeling lonely tonight. "You're like a little star that's far away from me and keeps disappearing." I suppose the title -- Pluto used to be known as the ninth planet from the sun but now isn't even considered one -- might provide a bit more context to the song's meaning. Spotify
  • IMMORTAL PERFUMES

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    Immortal Perfumes is a Seattle-based micro-perfumery specializing in historically inspired, handmade perfumes. All perfume blends are original recipes made from a mix of jojoba, essential and fragrance oils. None of the oils used in this shop are derived from animals. Every bottle is handmade by JT Siems in her Seattle studio. I'm already in love with the fragrance inspired and named after Duchess Georgiana Cavendish. Notes: Black Tea, Lavender, Jasmine, Amber, Bergamot. Read her story here. #6mosnoshopping