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New things from last week and this week

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The new things I tried last week were foods. I found i could eat the mini animal crackers and enjoyed them. I found i did not care for asparagus and had a difficult time eating it. I also found I didn't care for caramel striped cookies. I took one bite and it burned so bad, I gave the rest to Bob.

This week I have signed up for a class for a new kind of journaling called Soul Collage. It sounds like it will well worth while. Just as we make our collages, in this class we make 5" x 8" collage cards. There are different categories: Committee Cards, Community cards, Companion/Animal Cards, Council Cards, and Transpersonal Cards. I have never done this kind of journaling in all the years I have worked with it. The actual title of the course is: Unexpected Journeys: Using SoulCollage®
as a Tool During Times of Illness. It will be held via phone for 3 weeks. We'll be working making cards, journaling, and telling about any of our own journeys with unexpected illnesses. I think everyone knows about mine two cancers and my journeys with them. Right now, one of my long time friends and mentor in OH
has been having some really bad issues with her CPOD. She has to be on oxygen 24/7 and her case has been turned over to Hospice. I try to talk to her several times a week and we email short notes to each other, but I know she tires easily. I'm hoping these classes will help me dealing with knowing how to talk to her. As bad as my journeys were, she is struggling and we all know the outcome. I am truly looking forward to these classes (three in total considered the entire class).

I hope everyone enjoys their week and will try something new. Our team now has 15 members including myself. It is nice to have a small group and being able to keep up with what everyone is doing.

For all my Spark Buds, continue to make those wise choices and if you fall down, pick yourself up and start over with your next meal or snack. Rewarding yourself for each goal with something non-food is important, too. Try to make someone else feel better about themselves, and continue to smile!

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Ev



My Hawk friend who lives nearby. He often drops different feathers in our drive or on the front walk for me. once in awhile he'll sit on the front walk until i say hello.
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OPALMOON 1/23/2013 9:57PM

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IMEMINE1 1/22/2013 5:56AM

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LIVINGFREE19 1/19/2013 6:04PM

    The class sounds like fun!

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/19/2013 2:13PM

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy!

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/18/2013 1:37AM

    The soul collages sound fascinating .I hope you will tell us about them!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/17/2013 9:24PM

    glad to hear you're finding different ways of journaling. It is so cathartic, enriching, empowering to do so!

Sad to hear of your friend having such difficulty with COPD. I jsut have to think that is such a difficult issue to deal with -- not being able to breathe.

Happy that you found things that work (and not!) It is good to know those things in life.

Really love the picture of your friend the hawk. Beautiful!


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DR1939 1/17/2013 12:36PM

    Sounds like an interesting class.

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GINNJEN1974 1/17/2013 7:19AM

    Sounds like an interesting class to take.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/17/2013 4:21AM

    That's great you found the cookies worked for you. I hope the journaling helps you in several ways, including seeing within yourself and figuring out how to support your friend.

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NEW-CAZ 1/17/2013 3:12AM

    What an excellent new way to journal, I am so sorry about your friend. It is wonderful that you are so supportive of her in her last days, as hard as it is for both of you.
I hope you find journalling cathartic.


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KASEYCOFF 1/17/2013 2:55AM

    These "soul collages" sound like a really interesting concept, Ev, and as you say, a different approach to journaling. Keep us posted - and if you have any you'd like to share as you go along, I for one would love to see them...
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HEALTHYLADY12 1/17/2013 1:10AM

    The Class sounds awesome. Neat catagories. Its hard when you know your friend's outcome. I lost my friend in October to cancer and it was very hard. Support groups are wonderful. Keep it up and mentor others :)

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FLEMIDG 1/17/2013 12:57AM

    Glad you are finding new ways to journal. Thanks for sharing that picture of Mr. Hawk. Have a great week.

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JAMER123 1/17/2013 12:11AM

    What a lovely way to keep in touch with others needing support! So happy you are able to share with your collages and journalizing!! My thoughts & prayers to your friend and her struggles.
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