“How to feed your soul” ~ poems (#WonderfulWorldofWriting)

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“How to feed your soul” ~ a poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

How to feed your soul

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The sound of the waves as they ebb and they flow,

As they foam around your feet;

They dance, majestically, they turn your toes cold

In the early Autumn sun.

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The coarse sand rubs against my skin,

Slothing off the rough edges,

The wind does the same to my

Fuzzy head.

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Hayfever season is done and dusted,

Must be a head cold lurking,

It won’t last long, it won’t take hold,

This fresh air’s as good as any medicine.

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Looking out on the horizon,

There’s sea as far the eye can see,

A big expanse of saltiness

That fills your soul with peace.

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A beautiful place, rain or shine, wind or snow,

There’s something about a beach,

Coarse of not,

That cleanses, invigorates, rubs away any rough edges.

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By Carol Cameleon

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Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 7… problem solving

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“I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it.  But you have to be efficient if you’re going to be lazy.
Shirley Conran, 1932 – , British designer and journalist.
To me, this is all about problem solving.  Essentially saying, I think, that you need to face up to any problems you may have, head on… if you sweep them under the proverbial carpet, they tend to get bigger.  Much like the ostrich sticking its head in the sand.
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It’s time to mention a few of the blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

I’ve found a new linky… I do love a linky and I also love this blog Pink Heels Pink Truck! Have a peek ;)

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A wonderful poem on depression in memory of the actor Robin Williams by Simon Icke UK via poetreecreations.

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Now on to wonderful flash fiction from Pixelated Too! Tragic but still made me smile…

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Depression ~ it’s not all black and white

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Well my goodness me, I wasn’t expecting to see that Robin Williams had died when I checked my Facebook feed.
Having seen a few tributes to Williams online, they all celebrate the comedian/actor’s life by bringing to the fore his comedy genius, his flexible acting and, of course, they mention his depression.
I say ‘of course’ but I wonder how many people actually knew he was suffering depression?  I certainly didn’t.  Not to say that I followed his life to that extent.
Which brings me onto the crux of this blog post…
Depression.  An evil, often silent illness that I have been unfortunate enough to experience long enough ago to feel ‘safe’ but not so long enough ago to forget it.  I don’t think I’ll ever truly forget it.  As a result of my experience, I have since vowed to surround myself with positive people and live my life for today. I have also learnt to recognise any of the signs of the ‘black cloud’ and swiftly deal with it.  Thankfully, I am too busy these days to ‘wallow’ and give it half a chance of rearing its ugly head again.
One of the themes of my Virtually All Sorts blog and one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place was, I suppose, to celebrate the positivity of my daily life.  It started out as a reason to focus on being positive.  I have tried so very hard to keep each post positive.  So much so that my recent Footnotes and Anecdotes post changed tack slightly to steer away from doom and gloom.
If this blogpost gets one message across, I would hope that it’s this:
Depression and mental illness is often an invisible illness that can affect absolutely anyone.  No one is immune.  Everybody needs help if they’re unfortunate enough to be a statistic of this illness.  If you feel that you may be depressed, first admit it to yourself (and those who support you).  It’s NOT a weakness – on the contrary.  Then get some help.  Whether that be through the Samaritans or similar helpline, or maybe start at your doctor’s.  One word of advice would be to book a double appointment if you can – I cried buckets at my first doctor’s appointment, over-ran and needed to book another double appointment.

I do hope that this blogpost has encouraged you to see depression in a positive light. It doesn’t need to be doom and gloom.  But you do need to seek help.

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Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 6…positivity quote

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This week, all of the footnotes and anecdotes in my diary are rather morbid, which is not very in-keeping with the positive spirit of my blog.
So, I have turned to pinterest (I do love a bit of pinning!) and found this positivity quote from Buttercupink.com on my ‘Inspiring Words to Live By’ board.  It speaks for itself:
footnotes and anecdotes blog positivity is contagious
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“Time” ~ poems (#WonderfulWorldofWriting)

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Time

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Here in the garden with time

To myself,

I think of a million and one

Things to do.

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But my pen is poised on my paper,

I’m in ‘the flow’,

My soul needs to empty itself.

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A reflector by nature,

I like to observe

My world and its goings-on,

The to-do list will not get done.

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Time to savour the garden,

Time to create and make sense,

Time to do what

Time won’t usually allow.

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Time to take a seat,

Time to take a step back,

Time to appreciate life

As the clock ticks on.

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I do love to write

I do love to read

And refuse to waste too much

Time.

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I don’t watch TV

I’d rather read or create,

I’d rather focus on

Positivity.

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Later on tonight I

Will not regret this

Time that I took

To recoup my mind, my thoughts.

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No doubt it will belate

When I start a new task

And I will do what I should have done now!

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By Carol Cameleon

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 14

Virtually All Sorts Weekly blog round-up 14

It’s time to mention a couple of blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

First a lovely poem with great depth from CreationsofAnger via PoetreeCreations.

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This next post from Ruth and Loretta at More Than a Mum is right up my street, being about herbal tea (which I have also blogged about!)

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A stationery bargain!…

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Recently, I’ve been pondering over re-organising my writing files/notebooks and therefore my blogging notes.
I’m an uber-organised person with creative ideas coming at me from all angles and my ‘World of Writing Wad’ is a rather big wad!
Only this week I was distracted by the stationery aisle of a well-known supermarket while doing a ‘top-up’ shop.  How many times have I just ‘popped out for a top-up shop’ only to end up with an over-loaded basket of bargains?!  (That’s a whole new blog post for another day!)
The lure of the stationery was almost too much and almost won me over.  But not quite.  I just couldn’t justify spending money on the stationery…  I would’ve had to choose first mind you!
So I came home laden with shopping bags from my ‘top-up’ shop and thought nothing more of it, in my subconcious mind.  At least that’s what I thought.  If indeed it’s possible to think that in a subconcious mind!
I digress.  Today after work, I had to pop to get a prescription and a few doors down from the chemist is a charity shop.  Sue Ryder nonetheless.  Arguably one of the more upmarket charity shops, in my humble opinion.
Something told me to go into the shop, to bypass the clothes sale rails and to go straight to the corner of the shop at the back.
In that corner, tucked away underneath a pile of photo frames were pretty much just what I had been looking for.  There were 4 large plastic envelope style wallets and a mini clipboard.  All for a good honest English pound!  And even better, I had £1 in change knocking around my purse.
I am one very happy cameleon because I now have the means to keep my various notes together but apart.  I now have something solid to write on wherever I find myself while hit with inspiration :)
A longer word of the week than is the norm for me but it’s worth it ~ stationery!
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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

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Virtually All Sorts of Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 5

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“A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
Alec Issigonis, 1906-1988.  Turkish-born British automobile designer.
I find this quote fascinating.  On the one hand, in my opinion, Issigonis is implying that committees are a waste of time because whatever they ‘come up with’, is usually bizarre and not the intended outcome; on the other hand, perhaps he is implying that committees are a collection of genius’s because a camel is in fact very well designed…
Perhaps we will never know!
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Feeling the reiki energy flow…

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You might say that I’m on a continual spirital journey.  Being  an intuitive and spiritual person, I enjoy meditating with and without crystals and I enjoy receiving reiki treatments.  Both give me balance and harmony.
With the intention of self-treating myself and therefore keeping my energy flowing, and also of treating family and friends, I undertook a reiki 1 course recently.
Reiki is ‘universal life force’ that channels from the giver through to the receiver – the benefits of which I have experienced first-hand, if you’ll escuse the unintentional pun!
It was very easy to choose my word of the week  - simply ‘energy’.  That’s all.  Energy…
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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

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Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”