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federica · seeker of the clear blue sky · Moderator

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  • I have no idea whether it was hormonal, or a touch of 'Keto 'Flu' but yesterday I felt worse than last week's dog's dinner. My head was close to exploding (really bad migraine) and in the late afternoon/evening - well, let's just say my insides wher…
  • Today: Hubby - 172lbs Me - 107lbs off on our holiday next week (first holiday for ten years!) we are heading for Naples, home of the Margherita Pizza, Spaghetti alle Vongole, Sfogliatelle, and Limoncello. Wish us Luck - we're gonna need …
  • @lookingforlight said: I dont know what i am right now. There's no requirement to be anything. Right now, or at any time. I found buddhism and became aware that its my path. But i dont know what i practise. Me neither. And …
  • I think he's being very presumptuous in declaring that he has a handle on 'what people want'. He seems to be taking on the authority of diagnosing everyone's flaw with regard to attitude towards a Guru or teacher, and makes a declaration about sai…
  • Ah, ok, yeah, gotcha.... Could be this... Or maybe this! (If so, your dad coulda made a small fortune!!)
  • It's what some sportspeople call "Being in the Zone".... totally singularly focused and extant in The Moment. I'd say it's extremely useful. Particularly for those 1st past the post....
  • "There's so much Good in the Worst of us, And so much Bad in the Best of us, that it ill behooves any of us To find fault with the rest of us!" (James Truslow Adams).
  • @silver said: When I was a kid, I didn't have appreciation for crumbles and pies with rhubarb and strawberries in them. My dad would bake something for us when we had more than enough rhubarb - I think we / he tried growing strawberries but they…
  • My mind has already been blown by minor miracles I see every day. My tiny mind cannot fathom the sheer behemoth that is the Solar system, galaxy, universe and infinite darkness that is where we live. When it comes to considering we are microscopic…
  • @grackle said: Who has told you that you are doing your life wrong? I've been told that by a few R.Catholic friends. That I'm steering in the wrong direction. One even told me that even though I professed to not believe in God, and said I…
  • Hey, @lookingforlight, Welcome to the "I've been to the Other Side and Lived to Tell the Tale!" Club! Not that I am a member, but I'm on the Waiting List.... Whatever is, is. You would not have lain in Hospital on your (literal) death-bed and t…
  • @silver said: ... creepy mom?! I'm sorry, @karasti, but there is no. such. thing. I disagree. There ARE some Moms who are definitely 'creepy'. Like those Moms who push their 5-year-old daughters into Beauty Pageants? Or those w…
  • @Vastmind said: Stamps are part of my love for stationary. I try to match the stamp to the occasion or the card/envelope. Stationary = not moving. Stationery - paper, envelopes, cards etc. It's a very common error. I have even had…
  • This might just bring about a revival of sending someone a nice letter via snail-mail.... miracles happen!!
  • I personally think you're reading too much into it. I don't see that implication, myself. Perception is often deception. Mod Note: If anyone has any misgivings or doubts regarding post content, there is a 'flag' facility they should utilise. …
  • I don't see it as such.....
  • I mean I think you get so much 'in the zone' you forget to regulate your breathing by allowing it to be. Without being conscious of it, it may be the case that you hold your breath (whether in or out) and your subsequent oxygen supply is messed up.…
  • Advertise online - set up a website, with loads of pictures. The location has to look idyllic, peaceful, isolated but welcoming. Consider all your overheads: Are you going to offer transport to the location from the nearest town? If so, you'll nee…
  • @Ukjunglist I think your breathing might be off, causing you to hyperventilate and get light-headed. As for the head-swaying thingy, try Meditation with your eyes open, in a light-subdued room, and focus on a spot, on the floor, about a metre ahe…
  • ...Rightly, as it should. As should everyone's.... @vinlyn.
  • Way below the ticking, kapok stuffing then. Back to basics, folks. Wooden floor.... splinters beckon. If anything can keep you In The present, it's a wood sliver in the sitting cheek....
  • You performed a service to Humanity. "God in His Wisdom, created the Fly, But promptly forgot to tell us why". I related this ditty to a Catholic Nun, once. She replied that God created the fly so that we would be able to study, research and …
  • You're neither of you alone, of course. The adage "We aim to Please" may have been a commonly-seen advertising slogan, but it has been drummed into us from an early age that we should put the well-being of others first. All too often, we have errone…
  • Given that its publication is very recent, I somehow doubt it. I think it would make good reading though. Thanks for bringing it to our attention... ETA: Publication date in the USA is 8th August; UK is 1st September. So no, I would think nobody…
  • My MIL used to dip the raw stalk in sugar before she did that. it's a wonder she didn't turn into a raving diabetic with all the delish puds she used to make!
  • @Bunks said: Generally charities (well the ones I donate to) don't spend more than 20% on salaries / admin costs. I have no problem with that. I just don't agree with pestering people who already give. Me too.
    in Metta Comment by federica August 10
  • @silver said: Very nice picture of your garden, @DharmaMcBum -what are those gigantic leaves in the foreground...I see the berries but doubt they go together. Thanks for sharing! That's rhubarb - the leaves of which are highly toxic, bu…
  • I (like @vinlyn) cannot be of direct and creditable assistance; however, I DO remember visiting a Theravada Monastery in Herts and being advised by a Bhikkhuni there that the 4 NT/8Fold path/ 5 Precepts could all be condensed into 1 single bit of ad…
  • My Mother became my Father's carer, because (a) he was 11 years older than she, and (b) they lived abroad. Now my Mother is 85, my father died in 2010, and she has returned to the UK, to the Town of his birth (I have seen the house where he was b…
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  • @Shoshin said: I came across this article about "Happiness & Depression" yesterday in the NZ Herald.. "By reconstructing a kind of micro-happiness-culture, we showed that experiencing a negative setback in such a context is worse than …
  • @Bunks said: May I send some Metta to the perky young lady who called me earlier to ask me for a donation. My response was rather rude! I need to work on my aversion to charities cold calling me....... Charities pay call centres to…
    in Metta Comment by federica August 8
  • Morality and religion - or lack of it - are not mutually exclusive.
  • More info: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/7994442/The-good-godparent-guide.html http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-role-of-godparents.html https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/godparent…
    in Godparents Comment by federica August 6
  • Yes, I was going to suggest asking the parents what, exactly they expect from you? Look up "Traditional duties of being a GodParent" online, find a few resources, create a document, and give it to them, explaining that the contents, traditionally,…
    in Godparents Comment by federica August 6
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