Deep Cleansing Breath

April is just about over. Only one more poem to go after this one. Although it’s been quite the challenge, I’ve had fun so I think I’ll still throw poems into my posts, maybe once a week. The month of May I’m declaring as Focus on Healthy Habits month. Yee Haw! Doesn’t that sound fun!

I’m going to do at least one purposely healthy thing a day. The plan is to make these actions accumulative to build some better habits so I have more energy and feel better. Like one day I’ll make sure to go to bed on time, another day I’ll go to a yoga class, another day I’ll go for a bike ride, and so on.

And in May, I also will switch my writing focus back to my book. Mary Carroll Moore’s book  “Your Book Starts Here” with all it’s information on creating, crafting, and selling your first book will help me get started. I’ve taken a class with Mary before, plus I follow her blog, and she really is good at helping writer’s get through the process of writing a book.

Last Wednesday was a tough day. My neck has been bothering me, so I went to the chiropractor who told me how inflamed my thready, scarred shoulder and neck muscles are. So? What’s new? He did his thing which hurt like hell! But is supposed to help loosen things ups. We’ll see… So far, it just feels like some big lug used my back and neck as a punching bag.

Anyway, enough complaining. I’m reading a book called “When Love Meets Fear” by David Richo. The book advises me that I need to sit with my feelings and just let them happen rather than eat an entire tub of Ben and Jerry’s Coffee and Heath Bar ice cream. So that’s what I’m trying to do. Just sit, breathe, and sip a cup of tea.

Deep breaths
Deep breaths
In and out
Deep breaths
I need to turn this
Turn this
Up and downed
One more day
Made it
How many more?
I have learned
To play act
To appease
The days
One day
It won’t be
Like this
One day
The lost place 
Of being
The missing
It will fade
And end
I’ll be happy
For real
For longer
Long periods
Of time
Of time
One day
It will happen
In and out

(Java looks like she needs to take some deep breaths too. Poor girl…)

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  1. Maery Rose…did you ever try going to a massage therapist? It really helps me. Another great poem and great shots of the pups. Looks like things are going well with them.

  2. I have really enjoyed your poems this month, so I am glad you had this exercise in your life:-) There were years it seems that that was my mantra, “Breathe in, breathe out.” When I read your poem, it all came flooding back. Sometimes that is all one can do though. Love your little girls! Joy personified! (or maybe puppified)

  3. Those dog photos are so delightful!

    Hope your neck has been sorted out… Focusing on healthy habits seems like a good focus for May.

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