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I Wish For There To Be Recovery For All

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    Dancing Evergreen

    I checked the number on the incoming call vibrating in my hand. It was a call I was required, by law, to answer twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.I practice walking meditation and breathing exercises around an old historic State Penitentiary long since closed and turned...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Nov 5, 2012

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    Settling Down....

    Anna seems to be settling down again nicely. I suspect she will want to go home today or tomorrow and as she has all she actually needs, as far as moving forward is concerned, I think it may be the right time for her to return. Although her weight is down, her mother and I both...
    Prehab2Rehab Prehab2Rehab 66-70 Apr 8, 2010

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    5 Minutes A Day

    While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day. I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or active tension. Try this! Lay on your back with one or...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Nov 29, 2012

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    Candle In The Wind....

    It's always difficult to say goodbye to someone who has come to visit me here. I liken it to sending a baby off in a small skiff to face the raging seas. Anna did well here and is now at her mother's home in LA awaiting departure for Chiang Mai and the orphanage she is to work...
    Prehab2Rehab Prehab2Rehab 66-70 Apr 14, 2010

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    Is All Just "wishes"

    All they are, all they will ever be is wishes.you can sit down for hours on end and wish thatdeath was a sickness, a sickness that has curea sickness that one can recover from quickly and move on with lifei wish there was no cancer without curei wish there was nothing like...
    needyfun needyfun 18-21, F 3 Responses May 17, 2011

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    How To Recover Lost Photos And Video From Canon Powershot Sd780is

    Canon PowerShot SD780 IS may be the slimmest Digital ELPH Canon has ever created with dimensions 2.10" h x .70" w x 3.40" l, .26 pounds and 2.5 display size. It captivates the senses with bold saturated colors and a daringly original design that matches the intensity of Canon’s...
    maggiena maggiena 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2011

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    Ahh...the Weekend

    I watched Joe's trailer today. It's a trailer to a movie that is still being edited. It's supposed to be a movie about his progress or undoing as an artist and a musical act, but to me it is really a story of his progressions through addiction. His gaunt face and wobbly, wiry...
    Prehab2Rehab Prehab2Rehab 66-70 May 7, 2010

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    The Blossom Pales In Comparison

    Can you name one problem you have right now that is not connected to the past or future? “Learning appears as a process of remembering. The soul, before its incarnation in the body, was in the realm of Ideas. There it saw things the way they truly are, rather than the pale...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Jul 6, 2012

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    Rock-n-roll Weeks Ahead...

    It seems as if my friend and fellow musician Joe is coming from London and will arrive in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. This will be tricky as I live 3 1/2 hours each way from SF. On top of that, another older blues guitar player, a session and jam guy who's played in a...
    Prehab2Rehab Prehab2Rehab 66-70 Apr 27, 2010

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    I Sooooooo Agree

    But I do believe we endure *trials* in our life to strengthen us.   So although I do wish every one would recover physically ( my husband died a year back from injuries sustained in a car accident when hit by a drunk driver)    I believe that some of the recovery we overlook...
    NaomiBGand2chn NaomiBGand2chn 41-45, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    Equanimous Days

    New meaning can redefine past experience, just as time heals all wounds.Shortly after becoming familiar with this term, I noticed when it was used to describe the response from a crew of deep sea fishermen caught in high winds as they pulled together to weather a storm.Equanimity...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Jul 27, 2012

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    Anna On The Mend...

    Much has gone on during the past few days both here and at my family's home in Sacramento. Firstly, Anna's weight is up over 92+ lbs and she is cheery and her thought process continues to clear nicely. She has made solid plans for fulfilling her dreams and she recognizes when...
    Prehab2Rehab Prehab2Rehab 66-70 Apr 7, 2010

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    Cinco De Mayo Fun...

    Joe is doing very well. He is sleeping through the night, although he is having some intense early morning dreams. These are generally expected at this point in a rehab; things have settled down in his body (he's 83 days sober) and he's been with me a week now and has become...
    Prehab2Rehab Prehab2Rehab 66-70 May 6, 2010

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    Sangha Invitation

    In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. Mindfulness practice is being employed in Western psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    Saying Goodbye...

    Old Blues Guy left this morning. In just the few days he was here much by and for him was accomplished. He detoxed fairly well, sweating out long held toxins in my hot yoga studio. He discovered the healing benefits of cannabis based balm. He exercised more than he had in years...
    Prehab2Rehab Prehab2Rehab 66-70 May 27, 2010

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    You took my hand as we walked into the forest together. You promised me you would be with me forever. It was fine for a while. Then I saw you start to wander. Then the storm came...
    Beautifullybeloved Beautifullybeloved 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    happy Valentine's day everyone hope u all get a great treat
    JadeChoceur JadeChoceur 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I would wish to have one right now - can't sleep and want some closeness to other people
    angelicSadist angelicSadist 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have way to many small coincidences for there not to be a reason.
    purpleemandem purpleemandem 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am taking my wife to Anthony's (701 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106). I got her a set of earrings, for Valentine's Day. While we are at dinner, my brother -in-law is...
    kcthinker kcthinker 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    I wish to hear it from you again will you be my Valentine... Though I know wish is just a wish..
    winterfall winterfall 41-45 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Do you think so? That there is a reason? And who will admit to it?. Why do people suddenly quit responding or ignore a question asked? Happens for a reason? ! Really?! Let me set...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hello All, Feeling vulnerable emotionally the last couple of weeks and I'm going out with my live in boyfriend/fiancé for some physical activity. I need to shake this sadness...
    Annmariesj Annmariesj 41-45, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    a man will cheat for two reasons only,1 he feels like doing it and 2, there is always someone out there who facilitates a cheating man. no one is born monogamous but no one is born...
    deejaygirl deejaygirl 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Somewhere, Someday, at some point, and it could be a time that you are happy with a partner, heartbroken by a lover, happily married or recently divorced, someone will enter your...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    All I'm asking for is nice, relatively shy girl my age who could help balance out my very loud personality. I don't care if she's gay, pan, bi, ect. I just want someone to love me...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    So would you like to be seeing a psychiatrist? Or become depressed? Because that's the path that you will take if this is a box that you have ticked. So no, this is the one thing...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    I came to realized today how much my Valentine’s Day sucks all the time. My first ever boyfriend (which is my ex now) never gave me flowers, nor chocolates and other...
    Fr0z3nY0gurt Fr0z3nY0gurt 70+, F 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Knowing that I am not the only boy/former boy who was fascinated by pierced earrings at a very young age, I am wondering if someone younger than me, or someone from another culture...
    EarringedBoy EarringedBoy 36-40 17 hrs ago

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    Releasing those of your past, releasing yourself- Instead of holding on to them in your thoughts and emotions, let them go by saying thank you (name the person) for the...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 9 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    There's lust, there's love... And then there's you. How did two people so broken, find one another's shattered pieces? You are my darkness, my dominator and I, your submissive...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 20 hrs ago

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    Oh but there is... But most people who say they want peace in a "hate filled" world ironically can't see it because they're focusing only on what's going wrong... It's easy to do...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    I know it's crazy to wish for this, but I have thought many times that it would be great to be able to go back to my teenage years and know what I know now!
    GoingStrong GoingStrong 46-50, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I enjoy it when I go to the nude beach here. Before I go I shave smooth as when you are newly shaved smooth you feel more naked. I like to walk the streets there naked and love to...
    cappuccino11 cappuccino11 51-55, M 1 day ago

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      Valentine´s Day is near...just bear in mind these words and share the day with your loved one...:)
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    'Twould be nice. But alas… The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hurt so bad for so long. I don't even remember what I was like before this. Why did you leave like that? I have spouts of joy where I momentarily forget you. But your always...
    Villear007 Villear007 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been mistaken for a girl all my life because I look and walk in a feminine way . When at school I was always playing fairy or angels in school plays and although I was...
    pleatedskirtpolly pleatedskirtpolly 18-21, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It hurts in solemn curves that dip into the abyss of backless down below. It's encompassing your spirit sadly dwindles within and aches. The isolation of the curvature not fondly...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    so I've been here in this annoying and demonic place my whole life I grew up harnessing negativity until it molded me as a worst person and actually it change my mental state...
    aereuz2 aereuz2 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Mortal combat What are these feelings? From where do they come? It's like a million little things, have piled into one. They build up together, in the dark parts of my mind. And...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    My biggest fear used to be that I might someday cease to exist. Now I don't really fear it anymore, because if I didn't exist, I would never know, now would I? I even sometimes...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes