Sue’s Musings: Then and Now – Part 3 – 1/24/2018

From March 20th to March 30th, 2016
  • “Those, quickly, are the IMPROVE skills from DBT. They are used when there is nothing else you are able to do that moment to solve the problem. You use them when either circumstances are not right or you don’t have the energy to deal for another minute or when you are overwhelmed with the chaos.”
  • “Change is stressful. Even good change is stressful. This is my second week back to work. Right now it is only part-time but that is enough. Less than two months ago I was working 50 hour weeks and thriving on it. Now I come home after a 7 hour day, three days a week and I am wiped out. What the hey?!?”
  • “This is a toy story. Yesterday the nice delivery person in his reindeer-brown truck brought me a present. What I got was a state-of-the-art, high-end closed circuit television system. This is also known as a CCTV.”
  • Click here to see one list of portable video magnifying Aids, including the SmartLux Digital Video Magnifier.  This is not the only source of these products, there are other suppliers.  Search for “low vision aids” (include the quotes in your search).”
  • “We sometimes have to weather a crisis by getting out of our own problems and helping someone else. It gets the focus off of us. It gets us back into the human race and allows us to flex our compassion muscles instead of our self-pity ones.”
  • “So there you have it. Yesterday stank. Nobody rescued me so I had to rescue myself.”
  • “The simple fact of the matter? I am a slob. I am a piler. One of the major reasons – or at least a contributing factor – for my becoming a professional and not a domestic goddess is I hate to clean.”
  • “There will be times you want to be ruled by your emotional mind even though you know it is not a long-term or rational solution. There will be times you will be urged to do the “logical” thing and ignore your feelings. Remember there is a peaceful alternative where both your emotional and your reasonable mind can get some of what they each want. That place is in your wise mind. Try to go there often.”
  • “My VRT (Vocational Rehabilitation Therapist) also suggested I put a white sheet of paper on my dark table at work. I am supposed to put anything dark – like my pens or my stopwatch – on the white sheet of paper. That way I will be able to find things I have put on the table a lot easier.”
  • “Although I am not terminally naive – I pretty much know that money makes the world go ‘round – I find this all discouraging. Good people doing good work are being held up while someone else plays Monopoly.  Maybe not totally fair but that is how it looks from my perspective.”

compiled Jan. 21st, 2018

COMING SOON: Sue’s Musings Then and Now – Part 4 – 1/25/2018

 

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