“When people walk away from you, let them go. You shouldn’t have to talk them into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, or coming to see you … For if they really cared about you in the first place, they would not be going anywhere.”—Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“One of the most satisfying experiences I know is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset … I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color” … I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds. It is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is.”—Carl Rogers (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. It does not make one person special. It is not exclusive. Exclusivity is not the love of God but the “love” of
However, the intensity with which true love is felt can vary. There may be one person who reflects your love back to you more clearly and more intensely than others, and if that person feels the same toward you, it can be said that you are in a love relationship with him or her.
The bond that connects you with that person is the same bond that connects you with the person sitting next to you on a bus, or with a bird, a tree, a flower. Only the degree of intensity with which it is felt differs.”—Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
Although we would all like to trust our feelings, they are not a good guide for the ways things really are. They are often fickle and irrational – and not an accurate measure of reality. As you’ve probably discovered:
1. Feelings vary depending on our health. If we’re sick we often feel…
Ok so related to my health I needed some blood work done. It has come back I am severely anaemic and will possibly need iron injections if the supplements don’t improve the situation.
I have had a cracked tongue quite recently which I thought was 100% down to smoking my meds, but apparently its an anaemic thing so that explains a lot of my symptoms of late.
Speaking of smoking, I managed to whitey myself by smoking on an empty stomach after a days fast. My turbo lighter ran out of butane so I had to use my normal one and my bong because the normal lighter doesn’t work with my vape. Anyway I put a fair bit more than normal in the burner and I guess I didn’t realise how much I was inhaling because I could only taste the plastic from the bong. It was bad times!
It induced total panic in me, and I felt like I needed to puke but obviously after a fast there was nothing in me to come up so I just sat in a ball by the toilet wishing I was dead. I passed out and hit my head which wasn’t fun but I think the lack of iron in my blood combined with the smoke restricted the oxygen too much. Eugh. Never again! I am never smoking on an empty stomach or using my stupid bong!
My friend offered to come home from work and take care of me but I said I would manage. I’m feeling a bit better but I have stopped smoking for now so my pain is worse. Little bit nervous understandably as I don’t want to go through that ever again. Will have to try a small puff next time I have dinner and build from there.
So that’s a brief health update from me! I want to point out medicinal marijuana has been a god send to me in terms of relief and I will continue to use it, but dosing can be a bit tricky when you are new to it and I think I’m having additional issues at the moment. I want to be honest but I don’t want to put anyone off either!
“Too many women waste their lives grieving because they do not have something other people tell them they should want. Whether you are happy or not depends to some degree upon outward circumstances, but mostly it depends how you choose to look at things yourself, whether you measure what you have or what you have not.”—Anne Perry (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when the occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement.”—Curtis Sittenfeld (via onlinecounsellingcollege)