5 Ways To Come Across As Assertive (And Rock Your Medical Appointments) — Invisibly Me

GP appointments, specialist consultations and hospital visits. Prime time for anxiety to strike, to get tongue-tied and to forget that you’re an active participant in the proceedings. So here are 5 ways to come across… via 5 Ways To Come Across As Assertive (And Rock Your Medical Appointments) — Invisibly Me

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Meaningful Monday – Suffering

Picnic with Ants

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“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching,

and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be.

I have been bent and broken, but

—I hope—

Into a better shape.”

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“There is the solitude of suffering,

when you go through darkness that is

lonely, intense, and terrible.

Words become powerless to express your pain;

what others hear from your words is

so distant and different from what you are actually suffering.”

John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

We must look deeply in order to understand

the needs, aspirations, and suffering

of the person we love.

This is the ground of real love”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

*photo by W. Holcombe.  Baby Opuntia (prickly pear) Cactus.  Please do not use without permission.

I did things a little differently this week, the not all of the quotes would be…

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THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL

BOJANA’S COFFEE & CONFESSIONS TO GO

Some time ago, a fellow blogger, a remarkable person and an intellectual par excellence (hi Paul) responded to my challenge to unravel a piece of his history through the portrayal of his rebellions youth, fight against the authority and ways of expressing his civil disobedience, which he did marvelously. In the comment section, both he and equally striking Wulf asked me to share my story of ‘good old times’ in Yugoslavia/Serbia, as well as what prompted hubby’s and my decision to permanently leave the country. We have a long journey ahead, so bear with me.

All set?

(head nodding)

Bojana, how about you? You think you can pull this through?

(head nodding) I’ll try. I’ll try my best.

I want you to focus and try to remember everything. Focus your attention on your body parts. Your limbs are getting numb and heavy. They feel like logs…You are drifting down now…

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My Favorite Place — Tom Being Tom

What’s your favorite place? I mean, close your eyes and think about it. Is it a beach somewhere? A trail you like to hike? Some island? A bar? Folks like all sorts of places. Around people. Alone. Shopping. Running. Working. Playing. Relaxing. Pumping those weights or pumping that adrenaline. You may like one or more… via... Continue Reading →

Fun and Easy Crafts

I just did a post on Jars so now the cans are calling for my attention! Seriously, you are just not going to believe all of the things you can create using tin cans and other simple and cheap craft supplies! I first fell in love with the idea of converting tin cans into household... Continue Reading →

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