Thoughtful Thursdays, From the Depths on a New Moon, and self-Health Care

On the 14th (but starting last night, on the 13th at sundown), began the new month, and the month of Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat, on the Jewish calendar.  Months on the Hebrew calendar begin on the new moon, and this day is traditionally a women’s half-holiday, with no housework being done, in theory, by women onContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, From the Depths on a New Moon, and self-Health Care”

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…

Turkish Tuesdays, Happiness vs. Meaning, and Health

The common good, or the general welfare, in the United States, tends to presume that “the pursuit of happiness” is the good and the goal of life.  Yet those of us descended from enslaved people know that our ancestors, and often ourselves, as well, have not been free to follow that pursuit, and thus haveContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, Happiness vs. Meaning, and Health”

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, smiles, and feet as mass transit!

Back when I lived in Izmir, I walked everywhere. Izmir does have a good bus system, btw, with a convenient Kent Cart system, like London’s Oyster card and DC’s SmarTrip card. Yet, some days, I just preferred to walk. — Yet, good Public Transit is crucial for those who cannot walk (and remember that increasinglyContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, smiles, and feet as mass transit!”

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?”

French Fridays: Adulting, and changing the world

How to show role models who do not use makeup, high heels nor ‘math is hard’ ways of thinking ?  Beauty, intelligence, grace: each gift a burden.  Each gift carries a responsibility, and the greater the gift, the heavier the responsibility -but how does one use those gifts for the benefit of humankind? ShiraDest avrilContinue reading “French Fridays: Adulting, and changing the world”

Thoughtful Thursdays, Health Care, and review of Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence by Judith Lewis Herman

— Part of the responsibility to protect oneself and to learn how to do that, aka Adulting, involves supplementing the available (or lack thereof) mental health care in ways that help, rather than hinder.  Not always easy.  This book, particularly in it’s updated edition, helped: Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse toContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Health Care, and review of Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence by Judith Lewis Herman”

Great Greek Wednesdays, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual self-care, and Health Care For All

I think most will agree that most of us do not take proper care to care for ourselves on each of the four levels that I can think of: emotionally, mentally or intellectually, physically and spiritually. But that makes me stop and think: what on earth or in heaven above exactly is spiritual health? ComeContinue reading “Great Greek Wednesdays, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual self-care, and Health Care For All”

Moody Mondays and Adulting ed.: applying creative logic to old reflexes to prevent new mistakes

Part of ongoing self-education, not hair-splittingly legal or finance related, but part of the responsibility for Adult continuing self-education, nonetheless, is that of self-reflection (is this continuing adult education, or self-health care, or both?): — – Linked to solutions for the questions raised in an earlier post on Solving Childhood Abuse Problems via Sharing aContinue reading “Moody Mondays and Adulting ed.: applying creative logic to old reflexes to prevent new mistakes”

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