Thursday, September 16, 2010

When it rains..

It does pour....sometimes.... Today it rained. But not the entire day -there was spotty sun here and there. I had a lunch meeting with a wise man who has lived long enough to know about all the vicissitudes of life.  But mostly overcast. And so the weather in ways mirrors life. Unpredictable but something will happen. We just don't know what! 

Can we be prepared? Like put on a psychological raincoat or therapeutic sunscreen to protect us from  nature's elements? Sometimes if we know the forecast. But only if we know the forecast. So...

Maybe this is about picking up clues here and there to discern our personal weather report and inoculating ourselves using successful coping mechanisms that have worked in the past.It is certainly not easy sometimes though and input from others who can maybe discern things from a distance (as opposed to being right in the thicket) could be useful.

In the meantime...
OREGON CITY, Ore. - It was an unusual call for Oregon firefighters: A 1,500-pound camel, named Moses, needed to be rescued. The call came in Tuesday night in Clackamas County after the Oregon City owners of the camel called firefighters to say that Moses had fallen into a sinkhole 6 to 8 feet deep and was possibly injured. The owners — who have several camels and run a children's ministry — had tried to get the camel out themselves but failed.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall is definitively here

This summer was so hot. Many thought the heat would stay and not go away. Well they were all wrong. It's September and the heat has dissipated. Now my feet are cold again even though I  am wearing socks which truth be told, i have not done all summer. My sandals are sitting in the hallway unused now, which is quite amazing- for only a few weeks ago, they were the my only footwear. I hate for my feet to be too hot or too cold...and perhaps that's the focus of tonight's blog: the middle ground. 

 The middle ground- is sought after often because it is a place between extremes. We are not working too much or too little. eating too much or too little, or tied to an addiction that is pushing us over the edge. We are in a position of homeostasis- (The ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes-

Homeostasis  is something to work towards but is something we would be wise to think consciously about- since the very act of living, often makes it a moving target and not something that will not vary from day to day, week to week, or even (perish the thought!) minute to minute-

But the good news...the really good news of the day is Sarah Shourd has been freed and has left Iran. This is really great news- I have been following this case for some time.. And for whoever came up with $500,000 to spring her... well you are eternally blessed! 
Here is their website if you want to find out more...
May you sleep well in Oman Tonight Sarah!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Welcome Post

This is the welcome post. That is the very first post. No pageviews as of right now. But i am confident that i will view these pages, so there will be at least one!

There will be others. That is my plan. I will be the only visitor for some time. I know this. But eventually someone will see this because i will tell others about it.  And i will implore them to visit. 

Sometimes people start blogs and then they gradually disappear. Perhaps i should say often. How many blogs are there do you suppose?  My hope is that this will be the beginning of a long term blog that will grow and change with time. 
 This is the Infinite Aperture Vista Blog - which is a companion site to my web site:

I am creating this post to share my beliefs about wellness, about what i have learned over time about people, their motivations, their misunderstandings, their adventures, their dreams, their challenges and successes. I love when people beat the odds. I am a champion of the underdog. I always will be. And though i wear the hat of therapist here, you will always find current events that pique my interest and little tidbits about things i care about. People are not one dimension- so this will be an adventure for both of us. I don't really know how it will turn out...but the writing will guide me. And you, the valiant reader will too. 

Now today's NEWS:
The BP well as of this writing is not permanently sealed. They (BP) said it would happen in August. Well.. it's not getting as much publicity...but people's lives on the Gulf Coast have changed irrevocably and forever..
It is reported someone in Colorado with a fire pit started the wild fire on Labor Day! 
Another round of peace talks in Sharm  el Sheikh with Israel and the Palestinians.
Here's a map if you're never been there (or would like to go!),+S.+Sinai,+Egypt&gl=us&ei=1JWOTNzRKpSfnQfKg5mbDA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ8gEwAA

Check back tomorrow to see if I have quit already...or really will be persistent.....(hope you're rooting for me)