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    Let The Bad Times Roll

    “The good times hide and so do I

    Out of my control I dig a hole

    If that's all the time that you got

    Then I'd rather not waste my life on hold

    I'm gonna let the bad times roll.”

    ~Paul Westerberg

    I love the movie Catch & Release because a) Jen Gardner, b) Jen Gardner, and c) it’s ultimately a feel good movie that touches on some heavy issues like death, depression, and how family should be defined.


    Family is simply who and what WE choose to make for ourselves. In my experience, it is most often those least deserving of our trust who would try convince you otherwise.

    But, back to the movie…

    I discovered this song from the soundtrack and thought it would make for an apt Chronic Illness Anthem. Because as much as I’d like to trade in my body for an upgrade, I would not give up the wisdom being ill has bestowed upon me.

    Like knowing who is worthy of being called my family. And that sometimes, despite our hopes and best efforts, we just have to let the bad times roll—and not live our lives on hold.

    What are your Spoonie Anthem contenders?

    #Music #MightyMoment  #MightyMoment #musicsoothesthesoul   #MusicIsSavingMyLife #Movies  #Depression  #Death  #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #anthem

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    My New Idea Of A Good Time

    Did you know that Otis Redding missed the 27 Club by just one year? Janis Joplin openly admitted to being inspired by him (and countless others I’m sure!). Janis supposedly changed her singing style after they sang together at Monterrey Festival. Yes, I am a bit of a hippy slash music trivia nerd 🤓

    Anyway I love this song and cannot help but think of it when I see this picture. This was my first post hospital outing about a week ago. Who knew simply sitting on a bench, just sipping a cup of tea, could feel like such a luxury… pure bliss after 8 weeks of confinement.

    Original lyrics by Otis Redding

    Altered to be fall / autumn appropriate 🍂

    Sittin' in the mornin' sun

    I'll be sittin' when the afternoon comes

    Watching the leaves roll by

    Then I watch 'em blow away again, yeah

    I'm sittin' on the slats of the bench

    Watchin' the time roll away, ooh

    I'm just sittin' on this wooden bench

    Soakin’ up time

    Left my home with my dogs and partner

    Headed for the Cotswold border

    'Cause I've had nothin' lately to live for

    It look like nothin's gonna come my way

    So I'm just gon' sit on the slats of this bench

    Watchin' the leaves roll away, ooh

    I'm sittin' watchin autumn’s alter, wastin' time

    Look like nothin's gonna change

    Everything still remains the same

    Ten doctors couldn’t tell me what to do

    So I guess I'll remain the same, yes

    Sittin' here restin' my tired bones

    And this loneliness won't leave me alone,

    Two thousand medical miles, I’ve roamed

    Just to make this perch my home

    Now I'm just gon' sit, on this wooden bench

    Watchin' the leaves roll on by, ooh yeah

    Sittin' on the slats of the bench

    Enjoyin’ time

    #Music #musicislife #MusicIsSavingMyLife #Poetry #poetrytherapy #Nature #MentalHealth #Depression #Disability #Hypothyroidism #mycotoxins #newnormal #MyCondition #Trying #thisismetrying

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    Believing I Am Useless #Anxiety #Depression #Music

    Right now, I’d rather believe that I don’t want friends to text me back.
    Noticing when our patterns restart- that's progress! #progress
    Oh no, My body will never be healthy, fit and trim! Am I even trying?
    I'm useless when I'm sick, and I'm sick so often, no wonder people don't need me.
    I don't need people. I nurse my health on my own, use music and food to comfort myself, and soon enough they'll be getting on without me, too.
    I don't want to need them...
    For conversation or empathy or camaraderie or encouragement ...
    I really should learn to depend on them, though.
    Trust issues > Low Self-esteem > Discouragement > Fear > Depression
    I am so proud that I can recognize these faulty beliefs! And music is a wonderful outlet for emotional and mental health- I can share it with you all instead of listening in solitude! 😊💕🎧 We are mighty.

    Motivation Playlist:
    The Underdog, Spoon
    Warriors, Imagine Dragons
    Combat Baby, Metric
    Zero, Imagine Dragons
    Who's With Me, USS
    Wrecking Ball, Mother Mother
    Fight Song, Rachel Platten
    Who Knew, P!nk
    We Are Young, fun.
    She's Kerosene, The Interrupters
    Thunder, Imagine Dragons
    Can't Change Me, Chris Cornell
    Live to Rise, Soundgarden
    Knocking at the Door, Arkells
    Take Back The Power, The Interrupters
    #MotivationPlaylist #Spotify #15Songs #MusicIsSavingMyLife


    Verse about a guy. Who has thoughts.

    think back on time
    try reminisce
    as time dwindles
    posted in cold wind, I sit and chill
    sharp like icicle

    clinch fists grip cliffs by finger tips
    don’t trip, never slip
    bottom lip gets no stiffer than this

    hock eye spit loogie that might bullseye hit you
    as you walk round blocks in whatever size shoe fits you
    trickle down eco-chamber
    name callin
    slippery when wet
    sticks and stones rubber to glue effect
    gang stalking

    sent messages
    said some sentences backwards
    tough isn’t it ?
    to get intimate w friends & loved ones
    when they pick apart everything you said
    and interpret it differently

    scarred heart sentiment
    broken limbs, torn apart ligaments
    in a inner city that’s not Innocent
    livin in sin
    born into this
    simple state of ignorance
    no bliss for the noblest
    notebook open
    go ballistic
    forced to pick my own brain
    when noones listening
    Trust me — no-ones listening
    globalist agenda —go against it
    socialists for sure call you—chauvinistic
    Oh—so specific
    if you practiced what your bumper sticker preaches
    Thered be “coexistence”
    tolerant unless you follow jesus
    Cool if no no ones Christian
    Your diversity stops with thoughts and opinions
    Stop it
    obnoxious ass minions
    You Can’t label what you can’t fit in a box
    Still thinking you figured me out, Miagi 🥋

    I’m a Libra seated on a teeter totter
    Trying to even out the odds
    why even bother
    Seen it all before
    Eating out feed out of the palm readers palm
    Foot in mouth, but keep on talking
    Dig a hole too deep
    I can’t get out of
    Please fill in about 6 feet beneath top
    Pleaded with him
    but he wouldn’t let me keep the coffin
    Sleep is not an option but sleep is all I think of often
    People love to point their finger at me
    after he done already hit the bottom
    Actuactly every time i reach my peak
    The closest to me usually push me off it
    Saw me stumble could of stopped it
    could of caught me slipping
    Trip turn in to tumble
    wish it was a freer feeling to be falling

    Let freedom ring inside my thoughts
    Free me from my self destruct
    Heal me from greif trauma
    everyone seems to be against me
    When pickin teams
    im flying solo
    Defy the limits of physics
    Cut strings offNeutens cradle
    marbles roll off the table
    Doesn’t make me unstable
    what’s crazy to you tho?
    Questioning everything to get to the truth or blinding believing in a lying mans fables?
    what’s better to being accepted or remaining faithful?
    no blessing from God at the popular table
    known to admittedly manipulate
    insane washed brain
    Valley plastic silicon synagogue of Satan
    copy write automate it
    Billionaire tales from the crypto current
    wavy off the block chain
    #Bars #Poetry #Art #MusicIsSavingMyLife

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    Tattoos for healing

    These two tattoos are two of my favorites because they show the strength and the courage of my fight with self harm and depression and are reminders to stay strong through everything. They are both also covering self harm scars. The butterfly is part of the self harm butterfly project and semicolon is part of the semicolon suicide project. and both have to do with my love of music and how music keeps me going each and every day. Which are two things that helped me keep moving forward. I love both of them so much and they mean so much to me #Tattoos #SemicolonTattoo #MusicIsSavingMyLife #musictherapy

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    “My Mental Health Matters” playlist! #mightymusiccorner

    Awake and Alive by Skillet
    Catalyst by Bowling For Soup
    Inside Out by Eve 6
    Get Out The Way by Mother Mother
    Carry On by Avenged Sevenfold
    Breathe Into Me by Red
    Pressure by Muse
    Life Itself by Glass Animals
    Destroy The Obvious by Evans Blue
    Who Are You Really by Mikky Ekko
    Water by Ra Ra Riot
    This is an alt-rock journey to peace. Hope you love it! 💙🎧🤟
    #MusicIsSavingMyLife #Selfcare #Feeling #BeYourself