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Looking Ahead

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 "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." ~John Lennon I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  John and I will be staying home with the cats.  Hopefully, we will be able to stay awake until midnight! In the past couple of days, I have made a lot of fractals.  I have been in an artistic mood.  I made this fractal yesterday, December 30, 2021. Two days ago, our new refrigerator was delivered.  The ice maker quit working in the old one.  The previous fridge was here when we moved here.  John said the manufacturer's label said it was made in 2004.  So, it was 17 years old.  It lasted longer than the average life span of refrigerators, so I can't complain.  I hope this new one lasts 20 years! On Monday, we took Sheba to the vet.  She has been coughing for a while.  The vet checked her heart and said it seems to be healthy.  He said it could be allergies.  However, she did have an ear infection.  He prescribed some ointment to put in her ears o

What the Heart Sees

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 "Love has come to rule and transform; Stay awake, my heart, stay awake." ~Rumi

Infinite Love

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  "Love abounds in all things, excels from the depths to beyond the stars, is lovingly disposed to all things." ~Hildegard of Bingen (Caritas Abundat) I've been looking for guided meditations on the Internet because, after another episode of psychosis this month, we practiced meditation in the hospital and I liked it.  A friend recommended I try the Balance app, which can be found in the app store on iOS or Android.  It has daily guided meditations and help for sleep, improved mood, increased focus, and stress reduction.  For a limited time, new members get a free membership for a year. I have found that meditation is indeed helpful to me, even though I've only done it a handful of times in my life.  I am getting better at it and growing more and more fond of it.  Also, in the hospital, I had my first session of yoga, and I enjoyed that, as well.  I am going to search for yoga sessions on YouTube.  I prefer standing yoga or chair yoga. I have had schizophrenia for som