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Dragonfly Cottage · 10h ago

The First Tentative Steps To Inner Peace…

“What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” Helen Keller  I take a deep breath. The storm has passed, this time. The acute depression has lifted, the anxiety has receded, I am res...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2d ago

When Darkness Descends ~ Coping With Depression…

“Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, ill...
Dragonfly Cottage · 1W ago

Are You A Wabi Sabi Woman? Thoughts On The Wabi Sabi Woman’s Way…

“Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of...
Dragonfly Cottage · 1W ago

Surviving Anxiety, Dammit!

Pretty much the only difference between my life lately and the above picture is that I don...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2W ago

What Does The Phoenix Do Once She Has Risen? She Goes To Work…

Dragonfly Cottage, May 2010 What is most startling of all is that looking at this picture ...
Dragonfly Cottage · 3W ago

The Gifts In Brokenness…

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”  Mahatma Gandhi  It was a sunny afternoon in June, 1995, and I...
Dragonfly Cottage · 1M ago

Creating A Wabi Sabi World and Deep Desire…

I was looking through hundreds of images for just the right one for this blog post and when I came to this one I nearly jumped out of my seat. I have just started doing my Wabi Sabi Woman podcasts (You can click on the player on the upper right side ...
Dragonfly Cottage · 1M ago

Walking Softly Onto The Page…

I am walking softly onto the page. It is the anniversary of my fire and the PTSD is wicked...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

Make Your Art and Tell Your Story ~ As The Ladies Begin To Find Their Way…

“Faith sat facing her computer. She was trying to tell a story. The words came like beads on a string, one at a time, slid slowly from her mind through her fingers onto the page. She watched them fill up, one hundred words, two hundred words, three h...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

I AM RUBY ~ On Being Oneself Without Dents, Holes, or Bruises…

“Ruby sat in the sun with her notebook on her knees. She took a deep breath and then started to write. She wrote about the day, the way the sun shone through the windows and made rainbows with the dancing crystals swinging on colored thread. She wrot...