4 days to Election Day. Covid is rising (again). Civil Rights protests are simmering. Lots of stressors out there, but keep your nose to the grindstone. Regulate for positive input and positive output will follow. I’m watching comedies, listening to mellow music (Jack Johnson, Johnny Nash, Alexi Murdoch) and taking in affirming podcasts (Marie Forleo is a great one)!
p. 35 of “Chloe and Clingfish”
Harry helped her find a therapist who specialized in anxiety and depression.
p. 33 of “Chloe the Clingfish”
“I…I’ve been going through a hard time,” Chloe stammered.
p.32 of Chloe the Clingfish
What Harry saw startled him: boxes upon boxes stacked throughout the home and spilled food everywhere. Chloe’s house was a mess.
p 30 of Chloe
Sammy the Sea Turtle makes an unannounced visit to Chloe. Her fins were mottled and her eyes were bloodshot.
Page 26 of “Chloe the Clingfish”*
She stood there and stared at the boxes. How could she be so excited to buy them and now feel so ambivalent? Her heart fluttered. She had no more credit for purchases. And her clutter was leading to less and less room in her home.
To get her mind off of her problems, she decided to watch some TV and have a snack.
page 18 of “Chloe the Clingfish”*
Chloe did not think so: work, dating, money…it was all too much. She clicked the “add to cart” button but decided to hold off on purchasing the purse. She had 8 other items in the cart and made a mental note to revisit the website at home that night. She felt very excited and powerful which was a lot better than feeling anxious.
*a story about shopping addiction
The first three items in my inbox this morning were about stillness. I take that as a sign. Clearly, I subscribe to matter that resonates with me, so it’s not too coincidental, but I have been feeling this urgent need to be calm despite the pandemic.
Real stillness is not (just) physical repose, but more importantly, mental quiet.
It’s only when one is quiet can one ignore offensive people, create art, be productive and be helpful for those in need.
No thoughts in the head