Ruminations and Cogitations

wandering and wondering….

Trees in Bloom in Georgia March 16, 2012

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The Minimalists | Decluttering Your Mental Clutter March 14, 2012

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Time to Kill Your Mental Boundaries – by Dumb Little Man March 12, 2012

Filed under: Emotional Sobriety — hikeforhomeless @ 3:12 pm

Time to Kill Your Mental Boundaries – by Dumb Little Man.

 

Creating Circumstances

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I am Suspect March 10, 2012

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Traveling on a train to Chicago, an Amish man struck up a conversation with me. We chatted about what I did for a living and he gave me his card. He runs a masonry business. Five minutes into the conversation, he asks me if I’m married. I tell him no. His vibe changed immediately. Have I ever married?, he asks.  I tell him no, never married.  I am now suspect! I can see his mind moving, trying to put the pieces together.

Living in Flagstaff, I am sheltered from these types of conversations. I’m continually surprised when I leave home and am faced with people who determine a woman’s value based on her relationship to a man.  My lack of a relationship to a man puts me in the category of “other” in this man’s eyes. I’ve now become dangerous. I can feel the disapproval coming from him. I excuse myself from the conversation.

The difference for me now, is that I don’t feel the need to make this man feel ok about who I am. I realize that this is “his” problem, not mine – and I don’t have to change a thing.

 

Catching Up With Your Dreams March 7, 2012

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The Power of Vulnerability: 10 Life Lessons. | elephant journal March 4, 2012

Filed under: Emotional Sobriety — Tamera Martens @ 8:44 am

Fabulous article, and I believe and try to practice everything on the list.

The Power of Vulnerability: 10 Life Lessons. | elephant journal.