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Brain Fog Central

Every week I write ‘blog’ in my planner. And every week I have zero idea what to write about. Even if something comes to mind, when I sit down to start typing; poof, it’s gone. The same goes for the newsletter I was going to resurrect. Blank. My mind has left the building, taking all the notes, quotes, and inspiration with it in a rolling red suitcase. And I’ve no idea where it is.

It also seems to have snuck all my energy in there, because it’s the same with to-do lists; I write them, I fully intend to achieve them…and the effort is just too much. I know being anemic contributes to that, but still, it’s as if all I can do is get through each day and hope a good night’s sleep will refresh me and kick things back into gear. So far, it’s not happening.

OH, and get this. Remember this post, “Laters, Alcohol!” (still a work in progress, sadly)? In it I wrote that I was about to start my 60th year of life, aka, turning 59 (I’ve since fixed that). I had a dr’s appointment Thursday, the type that requires a medical bracelet, and that night I was looking at the bracelet and noticed that they’d mistakenly written that I was 58. Then I looked at my birthdate, did quick match, and son of a…somehow I managed to get my own age wrong! That’s how foggy my brain is lately.

I noticed lately that I’ve been scrolling through Twitter for way too long every day, and I removed it from my phone. I don’t know if it was a subconscious attempt to kick my brain into gear with all the information, or if all that information was overwhelming my brain and contributing to the inability to think straight. I suspect a bit of both, but I’m pretty positive the overwhelm was real. I still have Instagram (on an old phone; it creeps me out that it works on my usual phone even if blocked by the firewall), but one: I don’t follow as many people there, and two: picture-posting isn’t as frequent as tweeting, so I spend a lot less time scrolling. I really enjoy accounts that show real life, and aren’t just for marketing. I’ve also removed other ‘mindless scrolling’ accounts from my phone and caught myself wondering ‘Now what do I do??” yesterday. Because somehow reading books had fallen to the wayside in favor of what’s on my devices, even Hoopla and Kindle. And I have a room full of books to read!

It’s almost as if I’ve forgotten who I am, and need to find my way back to me. Does anyone else feel that way? Removing the digital accessibility is going to take adjusting to (which, coming from me, who tries to be all about safety and using encrypted email and texting, is a bit ironic), but it’s getting warmer so I’ll be able to sit outside and read in the sun again. I can send light while outside, too, and that always makes my day.

How has the pandemic affected you? I really thought that I was doing ok, because while I stayed home most of the time, NM was very aggressive about dealing with the restrictions and masks, so I was able to go shopping and get out of the house. It felt like normal life. But it really hasn’t been, and I wonder how long it will take before we all are hit with PTSD and in what forms it will manifest?

Be safe, take care of yourself!

Much love,

Pip 🙂

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Hello, Spring!!!!

I love spring. It’s the brief time before the weather gets so hot here in New Mexico that sitting outside to read isn’t happening. The wind, well…the wind is spring here. It’s worth it.

It’s also the time of the liver. Time to be gentle with it and take care of it. I recently read Wheat Belly (again) and Grain Brain (wow) because I noticed certain symptoms when I went back to regular eating after doing my best to eat plant-based for a while. So it seems the perfect time to drop the wheat and see what happens. I have a friend doing the same, and we’ll support each other, yay!

Great photo, wish I knew who to credit.

The biggest news is that I’m tweaking my focus a bit more to working with animals. The horse I’ve been helping made it through the winter and the polar vortex without any problems, and I love how easily animals respond to the lightwork. They say to find your niche and I think this is mine. I still love helping people so much, but this decision feels really good.

Here’s to a wonderful spring, lots of rain (fingers crossed), and wheat-free belly! lol

Much love,

Pip

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How Is Everyone Doing?

We’re hangin’ in. I’m actually quite happy being home, but my other half is more of an extrovert, so he’s antsy and goes for a drive every day so he doesn’t go mad. We do what we have to do, right?

The bookstore that I do social media for is now open for pick-ups, as NM is slowly relaxing some restrictions for some non-essential businesses, or as someone on Twitter said we should call it, “cut back life-saving measures”. There was a graph up today showing what is happening in states that are reopening, and it’s not pretty.

We’ve done pretty well in this state, except for the incredibly hard-hit Navajo Nation, and I’m really worried that these soft openings are going to lead to a surge in cases. People already aren’t wearing masks or observing the 6″ rule, so more people out interacting with others is just a recipe for trouble.

Anyway….

I finally had to give in and buy a new-to-me phone because my old one is still somehow locked to Cricket, and honestly, it’s fading. It was used when I bought it 5? years ago, and it’s a Motorola 2nd Gen, so, yeah, old. I love it, though, but it’s loading slower and slower and now I have no service on it (long story), and the Samsung I’m using as a phone, I hates it, I does, hates it. So I ordered an unlocked Moto G6…I can’t wait to try out the camera!

As far as Heart’s Peace Healing goes, it’s been quiet (though I did help someone with chronic lung issues and stress the other day, and it was wonderful), but that’s largely because of me. I really don’t know where to market myself, and so I’ve ended up pretty much not doing so. I long to be of help, but I don’t know how to get the message out there. I was never cut out to be a marketer. 🙂

I hope everyone is doing well, not going bat-shit crazy, and are able to handle the cabin fever. I also hope everyone has the income, food, and support they need. Stay home, stay safe, and above all, be kind.

With love and hope,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – May 2020

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Stress and Covid-19

Well, my attempt at a 30-day digital detox didn’t last for than a moment; I’m at high risk concerning the virus and I couldn’t step away from the news and how things are going worldwide and here in NM. This is me (not literally) reading Twitter and the news daily:

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Add to that the loss of income, and issues with social distancing, and I’ve been really, really stressed. I keep wanting to offer any and every one Heart’s Peace Healing sessions, but people seem to feel that others deserve it more than they, or that it’s only for serious issues. And frankly, it feels wrong to charge for the sessions knowing a huge, huge portion of people are in the same check-to-check life, or are now without an income, too. It’s a bit of a Catch-22, ya know?

There’s that curse, “May you live in interesting times”, and boy, are we ever. All we can do is support, encourage, and listen to each other (from a distance). One of my favorite Firefly quotes is this:

Tracey: “When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, when you can’t do that … “
Zoe: ” … you find someone to carry you.”

Let’s carry each other in whatever way we can.

With hope and love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – March 2020

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It’s a Small Fibromyalgia World

Kind of. To quote the National Fibromyalgia Association,

” Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women —75-90 percent of the people who have FM are women —it also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups. The disorder is often seen in families, among siblings or mothers and their children. The diagnosis is usually made between the ages of 20 to 50 years, but the incidence rises with age so that by age 80, approximately 8% of adults meet the American College of Rheumatology classification of fibromyalgia.”

That’s an astounding number of people.

Yesterday I was reading Stacey Chapman’s blog, Fighting With Fibro, and I came across a comment from my mother. She has her own blog called Strangely Peculiar (which completely fits her), and has fibromyalgia for decades. Seeing that comment really brought home the fact that fibro is hereditary, though I hadn’t know that til very recently.

It also brought to mind the time when I first discovered that I could help others feel better, and I wanted to try and do what I call, ‘sending light’, and called my mom to see if she wanted to be my guinea pig. Now my mom is just like Scully…woowoo isn’t her thing, but facts are. So I figured she would be the person to ask, rather than someone in my woowoo world, because I would get from-the-hip feedback.

She agreed, and I began to send. Within 10 minutes she called and asked me what I had done?, and I kind of freaked out. I thought I’d messed something up or hurt her, but it was the exact opposite. She felt better, her head was clearer, her pain had lessened…she was amazed and I was, too. She has a comment here on the website concerning another session, that still, to this day, makes me smile.

I admit that I haven’t sent to her in too long (sorry, Mom), but today is a chill day and I plan to do just that. If anyone else would like some light, click here to purchase a sessionthe best part is that you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to receive the light! – and I’ll get back to you and we’ll set up a time. A 30-minute session is $30.00. If you have any questions, you can contact me.

BTW, my flare has lessened some, but is not completely gone. I’m relatively new to this level of severity, and I cannot imagine how those of you who have it 24/7 function; I would love to just crawl into bed and stay there. Major kudos to all of you!!!

Fighting the fight,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – July 2019

 

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It’s All Just Too Much

The endless news, the draconian abortion laws, the immigration crisis and people in cages separated forever from their children, climate change…

It’s too much. We are under such a tremendous amount of stress and fear right now, and it seems like there is no way out, doesn’t it?

Mr. Rogers always said, “Look for the helpers”…and now I say, “Look to the Lightworkers”. They come in different shapes and sizes, and they don’t always make a big splash, but they always manage to bring a smile and a feeling of “ahhhhh” to your day.

I do that by helping others with my energy work, my friend Pearl fills her timelines with pictures of all her critters and nature (warning, snakes!!!), Johanne, an amazing card reader and artist, uses Twitter for her mental health diary, and it’s awesome; there are those who refuse to pass on anything stressful, such as Tiny Buddha, which I adore, and Anne Wheaton (yes, Wil’s wife) is unfailingly optomistic and kind, no matter what is thrown at her…the list goes on. I could write an entire post with links to all the amazing lightworkers (who don’t even know they are one) in my Twitter and Instagram feeds alone!

Look for them. Weed out who you follow (my political list on Twitter was insane, and now I’m down to about 10 key feeds because I just couldn’t handle it any more), check out more cute animal feeds, go outside and read a book, take a day or two off social media (believe me, if anything major happens, you’ll still find out about it)…step back. Ask for help! Community is so important now, and an online one counts just as much as in-person.

And if you would like some energetic relief, I’m here for you.

With hope,

Pip

PS: I recently read “Walking Home” by Sonia Choquette, and there’s a line that I can’t get out of my head. It reads, in part, “…all I really wanted, more than anything else…was to be comfortable and comforted.” Doesn’t that resonate with you, too?

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This Wounded Healer Takes On Building A Healing Business

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In my last blog post I mentioned breathing problems, and, as with so many of us who live with chronic conditions, adding a new problem to my admittedly small list is a bit overwhelming. I shake, I have pain, and now I have compromised lungs. Woohoo. Not.

Three bouts of bronchitis and one of pneumonia over the past three years has done enough damage to my lungs that working in a manufacturing environment meant that the chemicals in the air necessitated inhalers, which didn’t help. More than once I got into my car at day’s end and sat there, gasping for air. After literally nearly choking to death on congestion while sick with bronchitis (the most terrifying thing you never want to go through, let me tell you), the fear of not being able to breathe is a constant, and as I tweeted, “You don’t realize how much you take breathing for granted until you can’t!”

What this has done – again, touched on in my last post – is create a determination to live the life of my dreams, helping others with my healing work. Planning isn’t my strong point, but I’ve turned my Passion Planner into a business planner, keeping track of blog and social media ideas, as well as client appointments and feedback. I’ve got my eye on a guide for business and blogging from Blessing Manifesting, too.

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I’m taking the need for little physical activity as message from the ‘verse to knock my shit off and run this business as a business, otherwise what’s the bloody point, right? Squandering my ability would be such a waste, and if I don’t do this, I’m going to look back one day and regret being too scared to really step up and make a serious go of it. I’ve done it half-assed over the years, having that “it will all work out” mentality, but in reality it hasn’t, and it’s because I blithely expected a successful business to just fall into my lap with as little effort as possible on my part. I tend to go through life that way, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. 😉

This journey is going to be something new for me, and I hope to be of service to you as I build this dream bigger than I could have ever dreamed!

©Pip Miller – November 2018

PS: All healing sessions (except Dare) are 30 minutes for $35. And you don’t even have to leave your home!

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So This Is What A BIG Fibromyalgia Flare Feels Like

Make. It. Go. Away.

Please.

Oh, my gosh, everything, and I do mean everything, hurts. Even my eyeballs. And my feet hurt so much this morning I could barely walk. I’ve never had it feel this bad before…this is…there aren’t even words for this. And my tremors are off the charts at the moment (you should see all the deletes I’m doing as I type this). If I was still working, I would have had to call off because there’s simply no way I would have made it through the day.

The sad thing is, SO many people, especially women, have fibromyalgia and this is a normal day for them. If this is a portent of how things are going to be from now on, can I just curl up in a ball and cry for a while? When my dr. confirmed I had this, she said she wouldn’t wish it on her worst enemy, and as it was fairly low-level for me at the time, I didn’t understand the sentiment as well as I do today.

In pain,

Pip 🙂

PS: is anyone else having formatting issues on WordPress? If I click on the icon to center text or move it to the right, they don’t work.

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Shyness and Tremors and Brain Farts…

Oh, my!

I rewrote my home page the other day, and since then I’ve been thinking about my shyness. It’s causes me to actually be afraid of speaking for fear of saying something that will cause me to feel embarrassed and stupid.

I’ve lived my entire life with that feeling. I’ve become somewhat less worried about what others think as the years have gone by, but it’s still there, lurking beneath every word I’m about to say, just waiting to whisper, “Yep, you did it again, you idiot. Can’t you say anything right?? See how they’re looking at you? That’s cuz you’re dumb. You should just shut up. Always.” It sucks when you’re own mind attacks you.

My tremors began 25 years ago after my divorce, and one of the side-effects of this lovely disease/affliction/annoyance…I don’t even know what to call it…is that it affects your memory. As in, you forget words.

Do you see where I’m going here?

I can be mid-sentence, and all of a sudden a word that was right there in my head took a left turn (I’d say at Albuquerque, but I’m already here) and got lost on the way to my mouth, and something completely inane comes out if I don’t catch myself in time to just let the sentence die off*. Suddenly ‘pencil’ becomes ‘yellow thing..writes…eraser…’ if I’m lucky. Most times a word comes out that is so ridiculous that I blush beet red and want to sink into a deep hole right then and there. Embarrassment on an epic level.

I’d love to think these are just normal brain farts, but it’s happening more and more, and as a result the shyness is kicking back in again with a vengeance. I was using alcohol to give that ‘don’t care’ buffer, but I’m trying very hard not to drink anymore, so I’m kind of stuck here, swimming in anxiety over speaking, even to my guy or friends. I find myself hermitting (I know it’s not a verb, but it should be) more and more, and prefer texting over calling.

The weirdest thing? I can send someone light to help them with their anxiety, but I can’t help myself. Is that like a psychic who can’t foresee their own future? At this rate, “This Hobbit’s Life” is going to become “This Hobbit’s Hermitage”. 😉

Anyway…not really sure where I was going with all this, it just popped into my head this morning and wanted to be written down.

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – May 2018

*Someone posted the word for that on Twitter just the other day, but I can’t find it now.

PS: the first icon was made by someone called “lit-gal” on Live Journal, the second one I made, and the third one I have no idea. I know they’re small, but they fit what I’m writing, plus, hello, Firefly! 🙂

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You Wouldn’t Think Not Actually Talking To People Would Be Exhausting, Would You?

All you introverts out there know how it is.

~Ooooh, look, the internet! I can chat with people and learn things and not have to leave my house or speak to anyone! What fun!!!

And then it becomes:

~Who are these people and why am I following them? Why is everything so negative now? Why do I dread getting online now? What happened to the FUN????

The thing about being an introvert is that we, as my mom always tells me, “live in our heads too much”. So while we aren’t actually expending energy attempting to be extroverts out in society, we are still expending energy because every. single. thing. we read gets stuck in our heads.

All of it. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

And the next thing we know, we’re exhausted just by the simple thought of logging in, never mind checking emails, replying to comments, writing blog posts…yeah, curling up in bed with a good book is about all we can handle at that point.

Luckily, I can help. And by helping you, I help me, too. It’s a win-win for everyone! Y’all know I do distance energy work, and almost overwhelmingly the one comment I get most of all is that it helps them calm down, or, as my friend Kellianne wrote when I asked why people come to me for healing work, “Usually pain relief, but it usually helps my soul a bit as well.”

Pretty shiny, right? 🙂

Things are getting crazier and crazier online and in the world, so how’s about instead of suffering in silence, you click here, purchase a 30-minute session for $15, and let’s get you a bit of peace in your day. Sound good? Let’s do this!

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – May 2018

PS: if you want to do some serious chakra-clearing, emotional unblocking, check out my Dare session! And don’t forget to read Amanda’s post about her experience* with it…she tells you about it much better than I can. 🙂

*the name of my website and the links in her post no longer work.