Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gone for the summer - check back in September :-)

This summer is turning out to be busier than originally planned. So I have decided to take a break til September. I have been doing quite well for the most part experiencing only minor or short term symptoms. With that said, I want to take advantage of every minute I can while I am feeling well. Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement and for all the support you have given me on this journey.


Friday, July 1, 2011

The Value of Solitude

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it

A couple of months ago, I started to look at what I could do to improve upon in my environment, to help make me feel better. Immediately I realized that I am a chronic clutter bug. Why was I keeping all this stuff called "so called memories"  around. I was to the point where I no longer owned my stuff, it owned me. As I slowly started to purge my environment of unneeded and unwanted memorabilia,  I started to feel a weight being lifted off my shoulders. The more I got rid of, the easier it became to part with even more. My need to create a space where I felt at peace was getting stronger. Creating a space where I could have some order in my life was slowly starting to take shape. What a difference it has made for me. Having just one room that I can go to in my home has given me such a sense of calmness. It has been the best medicine. It has also inspired me to start working on the rest of the house.