Writing Like a Dog

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Your conscious mind is a point in space moving through your brain like a red blood cell moving through a Labrador retriever as she runs.

Your subconscious mind is the dog herself – the whole animal except for that one red blood cell. At any point in time, nearly your entire brain functions subconsciously where you can’t sense it.

This puts most of your writing talent in the background, unseen and unexplored.

The subconscious mind is not exactly “you,” but it’s pretty close. It’s probably more like the person you would be if you were a Labrador retriever.

It’s a useful metaphor: You carry a Labrador retriever around in your head.

She’s the keeper and processor of all your feelings, your memories and your talents. You might think she’d be as sharp as a tack, but compared to your conscious mind (the actual “you”), she lives in a bit of a fog.

For instance, she’s not clever at differentiating…

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10 Cheap or Free Self-Care Ideas to Stop Feeling Like Crap

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I am working on a class called “How to stop feeling like crap” about sharing the joys of self-care and as a little taste, here are 10 ways to get started on that endeavor. These may be cheap/free and fairly straightforward, but I won’t say they are easy because an object at rest stays at rest, and you might have to expend some effort to get the flow moving again.
But what the hell, a little effort in exchange for a lifetime of less crappiness is probably worth it, my dears.
So here are a few suggestions, and as I continue on this project I’d love to hear how YOU support self-care. Please note that while I do believe self-care will help support us, both short-term and long, none of these will induce a magical state of pure positivity, and I’m not going for that anyway–life is partly dark and…

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