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I have no idea what the future holds, but it was very sunny, hence the shades #future #noplatitudes

Spring cleaning isn't just about creating a clutter-free physical space. It's also about releasing the past. For five months, I've held onto my extra meds that I had to take with chemo. They've been sitting on my vanity as a constant reminder of my little vacation to hell. Today, I picked them up, as I have so many times before, and I made the decision to throw them away. I threw them away, along with a little bit of fear that I would ever need to take them again. Granted, it was just a tiny chip off the iceberg that chills my soul in the quiet moments. However, it's progress. A year ago, this journey was the furthest thing from my mind. Now, it is consuming, haunting and a trauma that I am in recovery from in so many ways, especially mentally. For a loved one who has been stricken by an illness, please consider that the pain does not end when the symptoms go away. The fear, anger, sadness and many other emotions flood in at the most random of times. It is a process of recovery that just needs a patient ear, an understanding heart and a compassionate friend. No need to be the cheerleader. A simple, "I'm here for you," is love. It's a process. To pretend everything is fine is to deny the valuable stages that eventually allow acceptance. The only way out is through. #DABDA #5stagesofgrief #chemo #chemotherapy #cancer #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #mentalhealth #pills #springcleaning #JustBeThere #NoPlatitudes #NoCheerleaders #Warriors

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Beware the platitude! Sitting with our own discomfort and really imagining how another may feel means much more than making nice 😶
#compassion #connection #care #noplatitudes #meaningfulliving

Book 5, #11: One thing I did not grasp when I started the nightly meditation was how frequently I would find my own concerns echoed by randomly selected passages. 'Whose soul inhabits me at this moment?' Am I doing something right now that would allow an outside observer to see what I believe to be important? When I look back on this time will I see a man taking bold steps or an ox plodding hither and yon? I don't know that I am comfortable with the answer. So then, what use you are putting the powers of your soul: a deliberate stride or a mindless drift? Of which choice will you be the most proud tomorrow? #onDirection #noPlatitudes #MarcusAurelius #MeditatingOnMeditations #TheStoicismHour

Fuck the lemons and the lemonade. Anger gets shit done.
#noplatitudes #angermanagement #doingitright✔️

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Spring cleaning isn't just about creating a clutter-free physical space. It's also about releasing the past. For five months, I've held onto my extra meds that I had to take with chemo. They've been sitting on my vanity as a constant reminder of my little vacation to hell. Today, I picked them up, as I have so many times before, and I made the decision to throw them away. I threw them away, along with a little bit of fear that I would ever need to take them again. Granted, it was just a tiny chip off the iceberg that chills my soul in the quiet moments. However, it's progress. A year ago, this journey was the furthest thing from my mind. Now, it is consuming, haunting and a trauma that I am in recovery from in so many ways, especially mentally. For a loved one who has been stricken by an illness, please consider that the pain does not end when the symptoms go away. The fear, anger, sadness and many other emotions flood in at the most random of times. It is a process of recovery that just needs a patient ear, an understanding heart and a compassionate friend. No need to be the cheerleader. A simple, "I'm here for you," is love. It's a process. To pretend everything is fine is to deny the valuable stages that eventually allow acceptance. The only way out is through. #DABDA #5stagesofgrief #chemo #chemotherapy #cancer #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #mentalhealth #pills #springcleaning #JustBeThere #NoPlatitudes #NoCheerleaders #Warriors

I was reading stories of entrepreneurs and their journey. If I'm honest, I'll tell you that it was so watered down that it was completely devoid of inspiration. I blame the article editors. Don't allow anyone to pour water on your fire because I'm sure someone out there needs to hear about your very REAL story to be inspired. #nojargon #noplatitudes #noairs #nofilter #justbereal #shakethefake #love #truth #blackandwhite #doyou

Fuck the lemons and the lemonade. Anger gets shit done.
#noplatitudes #angermanagement #doingitright✔️

I'm thinking if there EVER was a Sunday for leaders all over the country to abandon their preaching series or whatever "meaningful" words they may have had in mind...it's today. Where through those truly anointed for the moment, He might speak reality, words out from under Sunday propriety and church culture.
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Where it won't be shibboleths, the usual fare...today must not be some idealized quest back to normalcy.
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But where true community enters into a prophetic next. And maybe, for some, a real and lasting spiritual awakening...
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#dangerousdeclarations #noplatitudes

Book 5, #11: One thing I did not grasp when I started the nightly meditation was how frequently I would find my own concerns echoed by randomly selected passages. 'Whose soul inhabits me at this moment?' Am I doing something right now that would allow an outside observer to see what I believe to be important? When I look back on this time will I see a man taking bold steps or an ox plodding hither and yon? I don't know that I am comfortable with the answer. So then, what use you are putting the powers of your soul: a deliberate stride or a mindless drift? Of which choice will you be the most proud tomorrow? #onDirection #noPlatitudes #MarcusAurelius #MeditatingOnMeditations #TheStoicismHour

Repping the @quinnipiacu History Dept shirt at the #shwedagonpagoda in Yangon #noplatitudes

Beware the platitude! Sitting with our own discomfort and really imagining how another may feel means much more than making nice 😶
#compassion #connection #care #noplatitudes #meaningfulliving

I have no idea what the future holds, but it was very sunny, hence the shades #future #noplatitudes

When you ask "how's it going" and your friends know you expect a REAL, FULL, and HONEST response. #realfriends #honesty #noPlatitudes

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