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Amour de soi

I was telling my dude about a guy who got real angry at me for saying I love black people in a Facebook post.   He said, “You know Jill, I think most people react with some anger when what you say triggers some personal truth about themselves that they don’t want to hear.”  Which is kinda funny because I annoy him all the time.  I agree with him that anger covers truth at times and also that at other times it is a reaction to personal pain.  So in no way do I believe anger is something vile to...


Murder Hornets May 2020

Well no, I’m not writing about “murder hornets,” but what a better way for me to remember that it was May 2020 when I wrote this post?  In a strange turn of events, this season will also remind me of the goal of living within the realm of possibility vs certainty.  This time period is truly a perfect analogy for life’s deepest reality that things don’t always turn out like we believe they will.  And that goes for whether we are optimists; those with a generally hopeful outlook in life, or pessimists; those with a tendency to believe the worst will...


Walk it Out

I’m no doctor but I do believe that we all have different levels of pain tolerance.  A friend of mine had a stroke last year and she told me, “I knew something was off, but not what.”  She is a tough nut.  A few years ago I had a migraine and besides feeling like my head was going to blow off my neck, when I went to get some meds I did not recognize my face in the medicine cabinet mirror, “I’m having a stroke!”  was my thinking.  My experience with the ER doctor was a bit humiliating as he...