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    Now, that is something my female cat would do...LOL! Betty

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    Thanks for this lovely reminder, Cathy.

    Woke up today with the prospect of an unsedated root canal awaiting me - not a good start to the day. Then Phillip rescheduled my appointment so I could do it sedated. (I have major dentist phobia, almost as bad as flying). Now, we're going orchid shopping instead, with purpose! You can be a responsible person without making life extra hard. Fun is essential for the heart, too...

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    I have the same dentist phobia, Maura. Almost as bad as my frog phobia, not quite, but close to it!

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    Thanks for this important reminder, Cathy!

    Now, THIS is something I know more about than any layperson should. In the world of psychiatry and psychology, it's called "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" and it's a favorite among those who don't believe that mental disorders require, in most instances, medication as well as talk therapy. Not that it's not quite useful. It's directed at "black and white" thinking, at extremist thoughts like "I didn't get an A today; I never get As", "Mary doesn't like me; nobody likes me; I'm unlikable; I must be a bad person." That sort of thing. Guilty as charged - I fall into that kind of thinking frequently, so the training helps me guard against it. What it does not do, however, is treat clinical, chemically-driven mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder. It is also not a particularly good weapon against true mind/body/spirit illnesses like alcoholism and/or addiction (same thing, no matter what the substance, really).

    A good corollary to it is, "While you cannot THINK yourself into good acting, you can ACT yourself into good thinking". Try making yourself really smile at someone and see what it does - just experiment. It has amazing consequences, both for you, and the person you smile at.

    NOT a correction at all, just ruminating about some of the long-term lessons I've had to learn in order to reach the peace of mind (tenuous as it often is) I have today.

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    I'm Irish and this is our day. Here's wishing the green beer flows and much corned beef and cabbage your way.
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    Here's one of my favorite Irish blessings ("Maura" is the anglicized form of the Irish name "Maire", which is, of course, "Mary"); I am of very strong and active Irish descent!


    May the road rise up to meet you.

    May the wind be always at your back.

    May the sun shine warm upon your face.

    And rains fall soft upon your fields.

    And until we meet again,

    May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


    And I've always heard added to this the very irreverent"

    And may you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead!

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    Well that seals the deal! We are now not only orchid friends, we are also Irish soul sisters!

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