Comments for WordSpring.ca http://www.wordspring.ca The thoughts that bubble forth from my overactive mind... Sun, 08 Sep 2013 02:32:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Comment on Camping Solo by Harriet http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/08/camping-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-237102 Harriet Sun, 08 Sep 2013 02:32:37 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=544#comment-237102 Wow! Good for you. I long to do that but worry that I’d never sleep. I actually had a little fantasy about staying at a campsite for a week in the fall when it isn’t crazy and going into the local cafe to write for half a day then hike for the afternoon. A kind of camping writing retreat.

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Comment on What the H*ll Happened? My Journey Into Mental Illness by Renée Layberry http://www.wordspring.ca/2011/01/what-the-hll-happened-my-journey-into-mental-illness/comment-page-1/#comment-236244 Renée Layberry Thu, 05 Sep 2013 04:43:34 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=312#comment-236244 Catharine, I hear you. I really do. I’m in the same boat. As someone who has been clinically depressed with GAD and OCD (officially diagnosed in 2003, but having suffered with it for much, much longer) it’s so easy to slowly suffocate without even realizing it.

I’m glad you shared this. You’re someone I want to know better, and perhaps I’ll be able to reach out with more persistence, realizing that we both may need to work a bit harder to get our ducks in a row in order to connect—but that when we do, it’s just simply…good.

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Comment on My Kitchen is Clean, and Nobody is Coming Over! by Corinne http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/09/my-kitchen-is-clean-and-nobody-is-coming-over/comment-page-1/#comment-235406 Corinne Sun, 01 Sep 2013 21:58:12 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=555#comment-235406 Go Catherine! That’s exactly what motivates me – I’m calmer and happier with a basic level of order and cleanliness in my house. I like it. And becoming the only grown-up in the house is exactly what let me attend to those tasks without baggage. Funnily, I’m discovering that as my children become young adults, we’re experiencing tensions similar to your Prince Charming syndrome – i.e. who’s job is it? who should fix it? we’re all (almost) adults here! And the slow trek to self-awareness continues . . . ;-)

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Comment on Camping Solo by Dave Traynor http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/08/camping-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-235272 Dave Traynor Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:01:39 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=544#comment-235272 Great article Catherine. Thanks for posting it. I can’t remember the last time I did something like that but you’ve got me thinking about it, that’s for sure. Thanks.

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Comment on Opening up to vulnerability by Jan Lehde http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/08/opening-up-to-vulnerability/comment-page-1/#comment-232852 Jan Lehde Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:53:32 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=553#comment-232852 Hey, Catherine,
This video I had seen before, but today it truly speaks to me.
SHAME as an area of study…. people who have a strong sense of worthy, love and belonging; they believe they belong and are worthy of connection.
I am now looking at how these foundational elements are impacting my life… and how this resonates with my current time of unemployment, seeking a home base, and looking for a loving and kind companion in life.
I’m very grateful that you posted this today and queried with caring, this morning. Absolute connection, fully embracing vulnerability. I AM beautiful today, this moment, and this is what is nessecary and touching my heart. Right! And the “no guarantees”.
Looking at things differently is another peeling of my personal onion.
Hugs of connection, love,
Jan

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Comment on What the H*ll Happened? My Journey Into Mental Illness by Opening up to vulnerability | WordSpring.ca http://www.wordspring.ca/2011/01/what-the-hll-happened-my-journey-into-mental-illness/comment-page-1/#comment-232691 Opening up to vulnerability | WordSpring.ca Tue, 20 Aug 2013 04:33:58 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=312#comment-232691 [...] do you feel of love, connection and acceptance? How much are you willing to be vulnerable? After some rough years where I didn’t feel worthy as a partner, a professional, or even a functioning grown-up, I am [...]

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Comment on Camping Solo by Ken Jeffery http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/08/camping-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-228673 Ken Jeffery Fri, 09 Aug 2013 01:56:38 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=544#comment-228673 Wonderful, Catherine, I enjoyed reading this very much. And the introvert in me was ooh’ing and ahh’ing over words like, “thinking, dozing, reading”… Thanks for sharing a little slice of the journey!

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Comment on Camping Solo by Catherine Novak http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/08/camping-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-228309 Catherine Novak Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:41:41 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=544#comment-228309 Well, this is our big half-century year! I still plan to live to 103, so there’s lots more camping ahead. Maybe even in New Zealand, Adrian – I’ve had that trip in mind since I was 10 years old :-)

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Comment on Camping Solo by Cheryl Dodman http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/08/camping-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-228279 Cheryl Dodman Thu, 08 Aug 2013 04:27:45 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=544#comment-228279 Love your story Cathy. If it helps at all I still picture you as not quite 20 as I most often feel the same until I look in the mirror. I am very proud of you, your weekend sounds lovely. Blessings to you my yes I will say it. Old friend. :-) Cheryl

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Comment on Camping Solo by Adrian http://www.wordspring.ca/2013/08/camping-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-228278 Adrian Thu, 08 Aug 2013 04:24:56 +0000 http://www.wordspring.ca/?p=544#comment-228278 Nice isn’t it. I recommend you spend time in New Zealand, in the backcountry huts there. Not expensive (except on the Great Walks), often empty of people, and very safe.

Well done.

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