Turkish Tuesday, walking as self-health care, and Glad I shared a Smile that day

Originally posted on Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story:
Short story: glad I smiled at someone I did not know -who thanked me, and made me grateful to be alive, back in 2005. And also today. Less short version of the story: Ok, so after a useless day yesterday of only…

Thoughtful Thursdays, writing, and community vs. self-Health Care

This post dates from almost exactly five years ago, during NaNoWriMo, while writing a mere 50k word novel (more like a novella) which I am very appreciative to see being read and even enjoyed by a fellow blogger of much loved virtual acquaintance. The process of writing this short novel took me through some introspectionContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, writing, and community vs. self-Health Care”

Turkish Tuesdays, Health Care, and Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?

It is interesting to see how different cultures hide the mistreatment of kids.  The Brits seem to be a bit more up front about it, but also more harsh than say, Turks, who adore children. I am being lazy and re-reading HP2 to work on my Turkish reading, instead of continuing to slog through somethingContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, Health Care, and Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?”

Moody Monday: What I learned from my last NaNoWriMo about Writing

I’m still finding notes from earlier story and novel projects, and think it is a good idea to review lessons learned from drafting and editing my previous two practice novels, before I start drafting my next WiP, which I think (or hope) that I’m nearly finished planning. My second practice novel, started on Wattpad,  wasContinue reading “Moody Monday: What I learned from my last NaNoWriMo about Writing”

– Groups to join as Coping and Family-building measure

Personally, I have a high need for connection with others.  In order to avoid burning out my nearest and dearest, I’ve decided that finding groups that share my values may help diffuse some of that pressure on my supporters.  So, I personally want to find: A progressive chavurah, shul, temple or synagogue to join, andContinue reading “– Groups to join as Coping and Family-building measure”

– AbuelaVida: project GrandmothersLives

  Muchas gracias a Berta-Isabel Cuadrado Alvarez:  “Ya lo publiqué en mi FB y en este blog http://acharo.blogspot.com.es/2016/01/proyecto-abuelavida-y-bibliotecas-como.html“ por haber compartido mi idea de poner en cada biblioteca la historia de cada familia, sobre todo de cada BisAbuela y TatarAbuela, del lugar. “Salud Para Todos“ Many thanks to BI Cuadrado Alvarez for sharing my ideaContinue reading “– AbuelaVida: project GrandmothersLives”

– Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?

It is interesting to see how different cultures hide the mistreatment of kids.  The Brits seem to be a bit more up front about it, but also more harsh than say, Turks, who adore children. I am being lazy and re-reading HP2 to work on my Turkish reading, instead of continuing to slog through somethingContinue reading “– Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?”

– What I learned from NaNoWriMo about Writing and Depression

My second practice novel actually started on Wattpad , but much easier to track the deadline on the NaNoWriMo2015 website, has taught me several things about managing Depression (or PTSD -> anger->depression, sort of…). First: Making a deadline feels good, even if it is Just/Only YOUR deadline. You DID it. Second: Physical activity every day,Continue reading “– What I learned from NaNoWriMo about Writing and Depression”

– Remember Patty Hearst, anyone?

Sorry, not to defend them in any way shape or form, but terrorists are not all psychopaths.  This is a crucial distinction to make because most of those kids who blew themselves up recently were brainwashed, just like Patricia Hearst, just like the people in Waco, TX, and just like the 600 followers of JimContinue reading “– Remember Patty Hearst, anyone?”

– Thankful for… and A Little Help wThis IDentity Thing, pls?

The problem with thinking is that you start to ruminate, and that’s not good when a tractor comes by!   Today at least I got to finish my morning run before I started seriously ruminating.  (Kind of like the cows, but less smelly, I hope.) But then I started, and Lo and Behold, my only goodContinue reading “– Thankful for… and A Little Help wThis IDentity Thing, pls?”

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