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Haiku Heights – Late

rushing to meet it,
she spots time in the distance
— hears disappointment…

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Haiku Heights – Urban

man’s light drains starlight —
sky dots obscured by street lamps :
rural trip awaits…

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Haiku Heights – Beach

beach so distant; mind
so near; imagination
makes her smile for now…

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Haiku Heights – Time

count, manage, save, spend;
cherish it or squander it  —
a penny of time…

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Haiku Heights – Squeeze

gripped by despair, she
turns to the greatest wisdom —
squeezes back with love

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Haiku Heights – Crescendo

 

chatter crescendos,
her courage decrescendos–
ear buds to the ears…

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I felt very much down this past Saturday. Looking back, I can see why. I came very close to having a panic attack Saturday morning while I waited for my son to get out of his swim class.  It was his second session.  The first session last Saturday went great for him and I calmly read while I waited.  But this week turned out different.  I was sitting calmly reading and suddenly there were at least three different conversations going on in the same waiting room. The cacophony of voices touched a bundle of nerves in me.  And I started getting anxious and confused.  Reaching for my ear buds and the music in my iPod was the best way to sooth my nerves

Somehow, I thought anything close to a panic attack was gone from my life before this incident.  I really should know better than that by now.  I guess I forgot that this happens with anxiety. It tends to rear its ugly head when I least expect it, but I’ll be okay.  It’s not the end of the world. It has happened before.  The only reason I felt so sad and upset is because I’ve made so much progress in the past months with my anxiety.  I’ll get a little nervous here and there, but I haven’t felt the trapped, confused feeling in a long time.  All I needed was some rest, quiet time, and to remind myself to remember to breath, relax, and have faith that it’ll be alright.  Good thing it was the weekend.  I’m a sensitive, caring person that sometimes gets anxious, but not as frequently as before. There, writing it down makes me feel better about the anxiety episode.  Now, before this next Saturday swim class, I need to remember…

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“Accept all strange sensations connected with your illness. Do not fight them. Float past them. Recognize that they are temporary.”
Claire Weekes, Hope & Help For Your Nerves

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Haiku Heights – Moral

with the ups and downs
of life’s waves, it serves as an
anchor to sustain…

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Haiku Heights – Change

can you spare some change–
a dime, a smile, a penny,
a habit, a change…

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Below is a music video of one of my favorite songs, Change by Tracy Chapman. Video by Kamyar Etemadi.

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Haiku Heights – Betrayal

led astray by her
own fear, doubt, stress, frustration–
betrayed, she seeks peace

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April A2Z Heights – Day 16 – Nightingale

quick motivation
from complete book for the ears–
success dreams on tape…

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As a child, I remember my father would often receive a package in the mail. Usually, it was a set of 2 to 6 cassette tapes in a case that looked like a book. The tapes would have motivational speeches from dealing with difficult times to learning to converse with anyone. As a teenager, I would listen to some of these. And I partially attribute my interest in psychology to my father having so many of these around our house (Thanks Papi!). The company that distributed these tapes was founded by Earl Nightingale, a motivational speaker and not a psychologist. Now a days, this type of audio motivation comes on CDs, podcast, or can be downloaded directly to your computer, a phone, a tablet, or mp3 player.

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“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
Earl Nightingale

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month


April A2Z Heights – Day 15 – Morning Mist

surprise morning jolt;
forced ahchoo, bless you, tissue–
mist of allergies…

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Calvin and Hobbes

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Calvin & Hobbes comic by Bill Watterson

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Like Calvin, I let out a couple of “ahchoo” in the mornings when I don’t take my allergy medicine.

Initially, I posted a blurry, incomplete version of this comic and tried finding a sharper copy on Google, but couldn’t find it. Thank you to One of a Class for helping me find this complete version.  If you are having trouble reading it you can click on the comic.

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month


April A2Z Heights – Day 13 – Lily

sacred yearly bloom–
sign of unending sweet hope
risen on third day…

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Easter Lily artwork by Sharon Marcella

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