Sunday, January 20, 2019

Glennon Doyle Melton TED talk on youtube

I have never reviewed a TED talk before.

This one was excellent though. I feel like I learned valuable things from that 17 minutes. I listened through it 3 times to get everything.

Some highlights:

It's deceptive to think that addicts are liars. Rather they are typically sensitive truth tellers living in a world where sensitivity and truth are not acceptable.

We are expected to say "I'm fine" even when we are not. It is frowned on to be passionate or emotional about things.

Since we are truth tellers by nature we will find somewhere to tell the truth.

I am not fine - I am eating too much.
I am not fine - I am shopping inappropriately.
I am not fine - I am drinking to excess.
I am not fine - I am cutting myself.
And so on and so on and so on.

Glennon says we have to "learn to be brave enough to tell our own story while being kind enough not to tell anyone else's story."

She says every day the sun rises and invites everyone to show up and do the next right thing. Even if you are scared. Even if you are shaking.

Write. Serve people. Help make this world a place where sensitive people don't have to hide.
Stop doing long enough to think; share; listen.

Paraphrasing Glennon:

I used to numb my feelings and hide. Now I feel my feelings and share. Feelings won’t kill me. They are guides that tell me what is the next right thing to do. Lonely – connect with someone. Pain – help someone else. Overwhelmed – ask for help. Honor my feelings as my own personal prophets. Be still – don’t run. Peace, dignity, friendship will come.

I love this way of thinking about my feelings. 

Aside from being wise - Glennon is naturally funny. I have not captured her humor here. You will have to listen to her TED talk for that.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Goodbye Mary Oliver

Gone yesterday - 1/17/2019

She asked the best questions;

"Tell me - what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
"Listen - are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?" 

She gave the best advice;

"Three things to remember: As long as you're dancing you can break the rules. Sometimes breaking the rules is just extending the rules. Sometimes there are no rules."

Rest in peace Mary Oliver. I will miss you.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

RSB; Crash and burn

I did good for 2 days then...crash...burn

I plan to rezoom my rezoom and reboot my reboot.

Gotta do some journaling and some meditating.

I will get back to you.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Started again today. I will keep you posted.

Hope everyone had a fun holiday season!