Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Nurture Yourself – Take Care of Yourself

It’s been a long road back to blogging.

I’ve been healing from some upsetting things that have happened to me.

I’m hoping to tell of my experiences and of the many changes in my life.

It’s all been a part of my writing brain fog.

Healing happens in stages. I’m back on my the path. But, I’m in those beginning stages.

Taking care of myself was and is my first priority. I’ve been doing just that.
As many of you who follow me know, I live near the beach. I visit often. It’s my place to reconnect with nature. The waves against the shore are a meditative sound that help balance the stresses that can overpower me. Many of these traumas were beyond my control. Nature took a bite out of my safety net. The fall was shocking since there is no aggressive behavior in paradise.

The video below is where I was until these recent occurrences. I hope you enjoy it for its artistry of dance but also for the connected calm the two dancers are trying to impart on those who are viewing them. The ocean is where I find myself floating in the air, as the ship I might be on floats through calm waters.

Namaste,  Isadora 🙏🏻

Damian Smith and Yuan Yuan Tan in Christopher Wheeldon’s
“After the Rain”Namaste
I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.

~~~~~

Becca at ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’

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Nurture Yourself – by Dancing in the Rain

Orchids pink with rain.webRaindrops Falling on my Petals
2014 © photography by Isadora


Nurture Yourself by Dancing in the Rain

It rains everyday in Florida during the summer. There’s a pattern to our summer rainfall.
Mornings are sunny, afternoons are cloudy until about 2 p.m.; then,we get a downpour of rain followed by sunny skies once again. Of course, this pattern changes when there’s a hurricane or tropical storm brewing in the gulf which is part of the weather summer pattern. So far, this year we’ve been fortunate. There haven’t been any.

What we do have is rain … and more rain … and more rain. My feet have almost changed into flippers.

I’m not a fan of rain. It brings my spirits down. Cloudy, gloomy days drain my energy and enthusiasm. I need to see bright shiny sunny days. I want to see sparkles on the water behind my home. I want to hear the birds singing.

Don’t get me wrong. I know that flowers and trees need rain. My orchids tell me that.
My grass is very, very green too. I know there are dry arid places with shortages of water that would cherish this rain.

In fact, I enjoy the rain. I know that’s a contradiction. But, I can take a nap (yes … nap) and listen to the rain falling as it taps rhythmically on my windows. However, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen the sun. Too many days for me to count.

I’m sure you’re wondering – What does rain have to do with nurturing?

I’m glad you asked.

Today, while I was sitting on my patio, I began to look at rain differently. The heavy showers reminded me of the challenge that rain is for me. Then, I began to see it in a different light.

Rain is like the things that happen to us in life. Everyday we’re faced with challenges. For everyone the challenges are different. If we look at every drop of rain as a challenge we’ve overcome our outlook would be much more positive.

Our lives are sprinkled with droplets of problems and stresses we have to rise above.
Life pours worries, obstacles, misfortunes, stumbling blocks and, at times, nightmares filled with thunderous lightning of difficulties into our lives. Stress builds like puddles in a gully.

How would we gauge our troubles and woes if we never had grey rainy days?

We can very easily get upset about these issues that life has decided to pour on us. But without these storms, how would we appreciate the rainbow that appears after downpours of rain?

Instead, I’ve decided to appreciate every drop of rain because without it I wouldn’t be able to appreciate that I’m alive and able to enjoy it. I’ve decided to look at rain in less of a monotonous humdrum way. I recognize without the changes rain gives us life might be very dull. I decided to be grateful for the rain as it’s creating beautiful colors in my garden by nurturing my grass, trees and orchids.

I think I’ll go out and find a rainbow while I dance in the rain ….

How about you?

2014©isadora

Heart - bright colors

A lively tune to get you into the dancing mood. Let’s have a DANCE party !!!!


Lara y Reyes – La Barranca

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Becca whose blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea hosts Nurturing Thursday every week to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy”, she says.
If any of my readers are interested in joining nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Pondering from Mabel

Grandma Rockin'Pondering from Mabel ….

It looks like quite a few folks are finding out I’ve moved from the farm into this new assisted living place. My Fred would not have been happy. He was a country man. He loved to watch the corn growing and the smell of freshly cut grass.

I’ve been trying to unpack my boxes. It’s been a little much for me. There are lots of memories in each one.

And, the dang phone keeps ringing. My daughter, Tessa, came by and brought me one of them new fancy message machines. She told I had to record a message and left me to decide what I wanted to say. I think I came up with a real good one.
**********************************************************************************************
Here’s my message:

I am not available right now,
but
Thank you for caring enough to call.
I am making
some changes in my life.
Please leave a message
after the beep.
If I don’t return your call,
You’re one of those changes.

Into each life a little humor shall enter …
Mabel’s way

Come back and see what else I’ve been ponderings ….

Mabel     💗

***** FICTION: Mabel is a fictitious character I’ve created. Any similarities to anyone living ot otherwise is purely coincidental.


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Pondering from Mabel ….

Grandma Rockin'Mabel says ….

I have some things I’ve been ‘Pondering’ about Texting for Seniors …

The kids have all their texting codes…like

BFF (best friends forever)

WTF (what the f***?)

LOL (laughing out loud)

 

So why not some codes for seniors:

ATD – At the Doctor’s

BFF – Best Friends Funeral

BTW – Bring the Wheelchair

BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth

CBM – Covered by Medicare

CUATSC – See You at the Senior Center

FWIW – Forgot Where I Was

FYI – Found Your Insulin

GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

GHA – Got Heartburn Again

HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement

IMHO – Is My Hearing-Aid On?

LMDO – Laughing My Dentures Out

LOL – Living on Lipitor

LWO – Lawrence Welk’s On

OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas

ROFL…CGU – Rolling on the Floor Laughing…Can’t get Up!

WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?

WTFA – Wet the Furniture Again

WTP – Where’s the Prunes

WWNO – Walker Wheels Need Oil

GGLKI – Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in!

DTAF – Don’t Trust A Fart

Come back and see what else Mabel’s been ponderings ….
Mabel     💗


***** FICTION: 
Mabel is a ficticious character I’ve created. Any similarities to anyone living ot otherwise is purely coincidental.