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Love is the Answer – a journey to recovery

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September 2014

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Natural deodorant

I have made this and I’m gonna give it a go.
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
5 tbsp coconut oil
10 drops essential oil – optional

Hopefully I do better with this than the sugar detox. I have greatly cut back on sugar and most carbs and I feel great. I’ve lost a couple pounds too.

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Beautifully said

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Blog Post Schmog Po…Schmost – This Better Not Be a Poem

I love it

Heed not Steve

okay, today,

enough with the noise

you poetry

boys with

your poetry

schmoetry your

flouncy words

prancing like

fancy birds dancing –

I say, I beg,

put your nose

to the prose

and, you…

oh,

no

Goddamnit

—-

© Steve Mitchell 2014

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Getting back to basics…

It sure doesn’t seem like I’m getting off to a good start with this blog.  Sure, I add pictures and jokes and inspirational quotes, but that really has nothing to do with me.  This was supposed to be a way for me to be creative and express my feelings and thoughts.  Having said that, I am not giving up.  This is indicative of how my life is going at the moment as well.  Nothing really wrong, but I feel I’m heading off course. Well, I’ve been taught that when this happens you go back to the basics and that is what I’m going to do.

I really need to follow a schedule. A strict one. Left to my own devices I end up getting nothing done. Nothing productive anyway. I can tell myself that its okay to have a day of relaxation, a mental health day, everyone needs to. However, my mental health day easily turns into a mental health week, month, and so on. When I have a healthy routine to follow I am productive and happy. So, back to my calendar it is!

I had a small surgery on Wednesday, literally the whole trip to hospital, surgery and back to home took 5 hours.  I was groggy and tired and sore when I arrived home and went straight to bed. In preparation for feeling this way I had asked a friend to stay with me for a couple days.  Having a houseguest completely threw me off track.  Not only was I not following my daily routine, but my place felt more cluttered and I wasn’t keeping up with my usual tidyness. (hence the need for him to stay with me – I had forgotten he is not so tidy) I must admit that by today I was getting more than cranky and I guess he had enough because he went home. Don’t really blame him, I can be a royal bitch when I’m aggravated. The experience has pointed out a couple of things:

1. I need a routine for my day (and my life)

2. When I get off track, my mind thinks crazy thoughts and my old behaviours and attitudes quickly reappear

We don’t want that to happen. So, I went to a meeting today. I haven’t been to one since Tuesday and I really needed to spend some time with other crazy people who understand how warped I can be. It was just what I needed, very comfortable.

It amazes me how quickly my spirituality can slip away and I can shift from a place of love to a place of fear. I become impatient, intolerant, jealous, angry and resentful.  And mean.  To think I lived that way day in and day out for 40ish years, how unbearable.

I wouldn’t give up what I have today for anything. That means that I need to continue to work on myself, and be teachable and open everyday.  Its worth it.  What I have today are glimpses of serenity and a whisper of peace.

Thank you, Great Spirit, for grace and mercy.

Wisdom from Dr Seuss

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