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Dragonfly Cottage · 2W ago

Returning To Eden…

I have been away from this blog for awhile. I came through a long dark night of the soul, ...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

Writing Like Lightning ~ On Keeping A Journal On The Computer and Finding Oneself Again…

I tried. I really did. In the last post I wrote about beginning to journal again after destroying a lifetime of journals. After many failed attempts to start again. And finally I found a gre...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

Finding My Way Back To Journalling After Destroying A Lifetime Of Journals…

There used to be a joke in our family. I told the kids that I would leave my journals to m...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

Let’s Talk ~ More On Being Joyful Even Though You Suffer…

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the sourc...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

How To Be A Joyful Old Lady ~ Thoughts For Those Who Struggle…

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all aro...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

Tea, Not Wine ~ On Clarity, Mindfulness, And A Life Of Quiet Contemplation…

“The first bowl washed the cobwebs from my mind — The whole world seemed to sparkle. A sec...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M ago

No Mud, No Lotus ~ On Growing Happiness From Pain…

“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.” Thich Nhat Hanh No Mud, No Lot...
Dragonfly Cottage · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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...