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Laying Expectations Down for a Rest

Hi you,

Do you get tired of the endless round of doing, action, hustle and dreaming of dreams and setting goals? This morning, I woke up exhausted and knew I had to write out the struggle so I could understand why I was waking up as mentally tired as when I went to bed.

As it so often does, writing gave me the perspective I needed to find the true problem.

If you are tired too, please join me through the link below.

L. Raine

On a Whimsical Tide

Hi you,

The other day as I sat in a room full of people the muted roar of talking suddenly became the ocean to me, with its ebb and flow, power, and potential to open majestic worlds for us to explore.

It made me see conversation in a new way, kind of as a vast frontier to be explored, and has made me so happy to be alive with the power of being able to communicate. It’s incredible to be human.

Counting my blessings,

L. Raine

Loneliness is not a Waste of Time

Hi you,

I’ve been learning a lot about how to let the loneliness serve me, how to let the spaces and lapses that life inevitably holds teach me about identity.

We all wonder who we really are, deep down inside.

At least I do,

L. Raine

4 Healing Tips for the Chronically Anxious Person

ANXIETY 

Anxiety is usually in capital letters in the heads of people who deal with it. It's blocky, bold, and baleful. In short, it's everything that will not be ignored or managed through common sense and reason. Common sense says, "you can trust your friends," reason points out that the reason you do is because they have proven trustworthy, and then anxiety comes along and sticks a sneaky knife in your back: "if they don't betray you outright, what if they forget about you? What if they drop the friendship because it is no longer convenient to them?"

Anxiety is unreasonable, and for those who have dealt with the chronic version of it, a formidable enemy. It's one of those intangible mental and emotional things that the rest of world labels as worry, which is somewhat correct, only it's much bigger than the occasional worry. Instead of being something you identify: "I'm worried my car is going to be an expensive repair," it becomes a general dread and unease about life. 

"Something is wrong and I can't identify it."