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A Week of Cool Stuff

I've been using (EFT) Emotional Freedom Therapy to quell my anxiety and am ecstatic with the results. Only one Panic Attack all week, a record of sorts and an overall calmness that makes life feel less of a chore. I've known about EFT and used it sporadically for the last 20 years, but never made it a daily habit. Working to stick with it and grateful for the freedom that being worry free brings me.

Also pleased with my sketches and learning so much from people's comments here and practice. Drawing every day possible. Worked in my art journal, an work in eternal progress. Even knitted a few rounds on the socks I pull out when I need something relaxing to to do.

I faced down some personal demons and made a much needed phone call that I had been avoiding. The situation resolved really well and lead to some deep personal introspection and I hope growth.

Yesterday temps reached near 70 and I was in the nearby city with daughter #4 and granddaughter. The kid had a couple of appointments so while they did that I wandered the streets of downtown Columbia, MO Started at the tattoo parlor hoping to get some spaces filled in on the ink on my wrist. The scabs popped off and took the ink with them. But, no appointments available. Had a most engaging conversation with the young man who owns the shop which made the visit really worthwhile. He's just moved with his wife and four children to some acreage and starting out on the path I've been on for 3/4 of my life. Going to start with chickens and then maybe some goats. He had great energy.

I walked for about an hour and half which was a bit much after sitting on my butt all winter. About halfway through my back was screaming, but on such a lovely day there were a lot of cafes with chairs outside so I just moved around from chair to. Got in some great people watching.

Dear poke bowl lovers, don't hate me, but I could barely eat lunch. Daughter and gdaughter gobbled it down with gusto, but the raw salmon totally turned me off. Should have got something else, I guess, but wanted to have the experience and blindly ordered what they were having. Don't have to go there again and won't.

Forecast said rain today which would have been nice, but so far all that has shown up is a few splatters.

The husband brought home a hunk of corned beef and a head of cabbage so I'm set for tomorrow.

Having devoted much of this day so far to reading, it seems to a shame to stop now as I am so near the end of the book. So, I'll go back to that and then later I have a urge for chicken fried steak, mashed postatoes, cream gravy and asparagus so I'll cook and eat. We just had a new half a beef delivered and this will be the first tasting.

Till later, be safe, be well and be happy...


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 16th, 2018 08:16 pm (UTC)
Mar. 16th, 2018 08:57 pm (UTC)
Glad the EFT is working for you :) Keep it up <3

I adore your art book(s)...my girl Heather (my gf who committed suicide) used to make similar ones and send them to me. It was having her mind in my hands, I loved them.

Glad you're getting some nice weather to go and enjoy :)

I could not handle raw salmon, either.
Mar. 17th, 2018 01:19 am (UTC)
I don't know why I didn't try it on my emotional issues earlier, having used it for physical things before and being able to see that it works. But hey, to everything there is a season.

Breaks my heart about your girl Heather. What you say "having her mind in my hands" is so awesome and so very well said, I am moved.

Mar. 17th, 2018 04:09 am (UTC)
You're trying it now and that's what matters :)

Thank you, so much. I'll show them to you when we're unpacked someday <3
You...wow I think YOU would really would've loved her, and her you. She was so free. Deep on levels I didn't know existed before I'd met her... Honest, a true animal lover. She followed her heart no matter what. When I do end up at Stabucks (not often) I always say my name is Heather so I can hear them cheerfully yell it out and see her pretty name :)

Small joys <3
Mar. 16th, 2018 11:44 pm (UTC)
This EFT sounds interesting. I"ll have to look into it.

I love your art book. I've done similar (soul collages etc) but the book seems more practical.

Happy reading!
Mar. 17th, 2018 01:09 am (UTC)
EFT is easy and works for lots of folks and on endless issues. I use videos by Brad Yates on YouTube. There is a lot of info out there.

Edited at 2018-03-17 01:20 am (UTC)
Mar. 17th, 2018 01:53 am (UTC)
I will look up this Brad Yates. Thank you!
Mar. 17th, 2018 12:06 am (UTC)
I'm totally interested in the EFT as well. If I can't find enough information to satisfy me, I'll be back with questions. :)
Mar. 17th, 2018 01:08 am (UTC)
I use videos done by Brad Yates. YouTube has a lot. For sure ask anything.

Though I have no idea why I had not tried EFT on my anxiety, only on physical issues. I knew it worked because I would take my blood pressure, then do the EFT, take it again and it would be lower by several points.

Edited at 2018-03-17 01:22 am (UTC)
Mar. 17th, 2018 02:09 am (UTC)
What does your tattoo symbolize?
Mar. 18th, 2018 12:42 pm (UTC)
It is the OM symbol, meaning reverence for life, and symbolizing the oneness of all creation. Most common to Buddhism and Hinduism.
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