Saturday, February 18, 2017


This time last week I had already received an urgent text from my cousin about my aunt who she'd found on the floor. My aunt refused to go to the hospital and even refused to let my cousin call anyone but me to help get her off the floor.

When I told another aunt of the incident, she said Of course it's hard to get off the floor...

After my cousin told me about my aunt, my heart chakra was so tight and I still am not sure what to do with myself.

My aunt is feeling well enough to tell my cousin and me to go somewhere and sit down but she is still not out of the woods... Are any of us out of the woods?

There were also two other family members having medical issues which made for a really "interesting" week...

I ended up using over the counter allergy drops for my eyes and, wait for it, I had an allergic reaction to the allergy drops. My eyes are still itchy but at least they don't feel like they are on fire...

I liked the part in Salzberg's meditation lesson (#17), yesterday, when she said imagine your worries are like birds in your hands that fly away...


  1. Sorry to hear about your aunt! I'm glad at least you were able to get her off the floor.

    So many goings-on, indeed. I want to laugh about the eye drops but I know it's not funny. Do you have any sense of what's causing the irritation? It seems early for seasonal allergies but what do I know.

    Also in your last post I love that you have the ability to baffle your family with things like falafel.

  2. I should have known better than to use those eye drops and I'm not sure what the source is but there others complaining of the same thing...

    If I make or bring something for my family to eat, it's unreal how many questions I get.

    Re: my aunt, she is feeling better, thank goodness.