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  • My yoga teacher says I'm a natural. A set of poses she's shown me 3 times I did in front of her as she watched. She told me that it looked like I'd been doing yoga for years. Deep stretches, calm changes in pose and thoughtful breathing. I have a feeling yoga might become my new hyperfocus. A bit like when I learned to staff - there's a strong desire to learn more poses and build my strength and ability.
    Tony Ramirez
    Tony Ramirez
    That's great. I think I am terrible at Yoga. The worst in the class but where I go, they don't judge me. The teachers are actually proud of me.
    Rodafina
    Rodafina
    So much healing happening!
    Tony Ramirez
    Tony Ramirez
    My Yoga teacher tonight said I am improving and she said the more months I do it the better I will get.
    The past few days I've been writing down topics of traumatic events in my life to go through in EMDR. Supposedly an average amount of sessions is 10-12. But 1 in 4 sessions I want a talk therapy session to go over things. I've written down 20 traumatic events. These are one's which triggered deep, unnerving and prolonged fears and anxiety. So this therapy might go on until Autumn.
    I find the piano to be quite a cheesy instrument. Once it starts in songs, I tend to stop playing the song.
    Mr. Stevens
    Mr. Stevens
    What of John Cage?
    Knower of nothing
    Knower of nothing
    Music is inherently cheesy. All instruments have a great many colors they can draw from. Piano is often used for sentimental soft slower paced music. But it's a beast of expression all the same. I love its role in this track for example:
    Tony Ramirez
    Tony Ramirez
    I tried to learn piano several times in my life but I always give up. I never had a teacher but try to learn from a book.
    Got an interim yoga mat. I'll get a hand made yoga rug eventually. But at present I need something to tide me over. An expensive rug can wait until after the van is done. Right now I got this to do the job nicely until then. Lovely colour I think.
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    Tony Ramirez
    Tony Ramirez
    I bought a cheap rubber mat because I am new to yoga and did not know out the better mats made of fiber. I only been using it for two months and it's already showing wear. It also slippery it keeps moving.
    Did the maths and I have no spare money next month. Food, yoga, therapy, massage, plus my usual bills. Literally £0 left spare. And I'll still dip into my overdraft by around £115 by the end of the month. March won't be any better either. Asked accounts to temporarily stop pension contributions until around May when the van will be finished.
    I really wish these eye floaters weren't such a source of hyperfocus and anxiety. Today is foggy. Worst weather in terms of noticing them. Bright, plain white/grey. Cobwebs in the vision. I try to accept it. Try to normalise it. Remind myself I'm not in danger. But still - I can't seem to reach a point of true acceptance. More anxiety > more hyperfocus > more noticeable. Round & round it goes. Quite fed up.
    Slime_Punk
    Slime_Punk
    Raggamuffin
    Raggamuffin
    These are floaters. Like cobwebs
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    Rodafina
    Rodafina
    Sounds infuriating. I would have a hard time ignoring them. Any chance that you can think of them as something funny ( to calm the anxiety)… like little dancing spaghetti girls or something?
    Had a text from a debt collector claiming they'd tried to contact me. I've had no contact. I'm worried now. I googled them. 1.5 star reviews. A lot saying they've been contacted about debts they don't owe.
    Raggamuffin
    Raggamuffin
    I went on their website, the text was from their official number. The phone number checks out. I emailed them and sent the URL quoted in the email. There's no way I'm clicking the link though. They claimed they attempted to contact me. But they haven't. This was the first I'd heard from them. I just wished it hadn't stressed me out as much as it had.
    Judge
    Judge
    Well done. Welcome to the wonderful world of telephone fraud. Where the best thing you can do is to NEVER make contact with debt collectors, let alone anyone else who may be attempting to defraud you in some way. Where in certain circumstances they may not even be collectors at all. Just another identify thief wanting to steal whatever you have based on who you are and what you tell them.
    maycontainthunder
    maycontainthunder
    A long while ago Dad started getting texts from a company informing him that his account was in arrears. He never had any dealings with this company in his life. Best thing to do is ignore them if they don't correctly identify you; they are fishing for a response and your information.
    Afro-Caribbean couple came into work. When they left, his wife said she loved my hair. That made me happy. Also their thick accents made me really happy. He said "and 'ting". Oh I love accents, I really do.
    Luca
    Luca
    I met a man with a very thick Irish accent yesterday. It was really cool. That’s not an accent I’ve heard a lot around here.
    Rodafina
    Rodafina
    If we could all hear each other, there’d be a great symphony of accents here.
    Luca
    Luca
    I’m not sure what kind of accent I have. Some people have told me I have a Hispanic accent and some people have said I have a combination of American accents. But the one thing I definitely don’t have is a Boston accent lol
    Made a nice smoothie this morning - kale, 2 sticks of celary, cherries, raspberries, tomatoes and red grapes.
    Raggamuffin
    Raggamuffin
    I'm not a veggie or vegan. I get protein how everyone else does.
    tree
    tree
    I don't know how everyone else gets protein.

    I was asking what you ate for protein. You, in particular.

    My major sources of protein are nutritional yeast and peanut butter.
    Raggamuffin
    Raggamuffin
    My breakfast has about 24g protein. Plain oatmeal, milk, mixed seeds and 2 handfuls of berries.

    Lunch is Huel drink which has 30g protein and 26 vits/nutes.

    Snacks - celary with p butter and hummus all contain good amounts of protein. Also Kefir drink does too.

    I probably get around 90+. Supposedly I should have around 105g daily for my age, weight, height.
    I have one treat a week on this new healthy diet. Some fish & chips. But when I eat it, I feel really sick and bloated. After eating all the fruit, veg and healthy foods. Having one meal of grease and bad carbs doesn't agree with me.
    tree
    tree
    Sounds like the treat isn't a treat.
    Maybe you can think of something else.
    So you won't be sickened by what was supposed to be fun.
    Forest Cat
    Forest Cat
    Yeah I sometimes go long periods withouth eating candy or things like that. And then when I do eat some, I feel awful. I almost feel hung over the next morning.
    Mr. Stevens
    Mr. Stevens
    I experience the same thing :)
    So the cleaner threw away my plastic bag full of food for the week that was under my desk. Thanks mate.
    Atrapa Almas
    Atrapa Almas
    When we was doing Home Office due to covid, all mates plants were alive and watered except my bonsai. No body of the cleaning staff watered it and died.

    I started using closed ecosystems that doesnt need to be watered at the office. I still have my dead bonsai there too, it still looks great despite being dead.

    Hugs.
    tree
    tree
    @Raggamuffin

    Was the bag labeled?
    With luck, the cleaner is literate, and next time they see a bag of food you're keeping under your desk,
    it will be labeled, and they can read that it's not trash/garbage, that it's not to be tossed.
    Messaged the mechanic to confirm last week's ETA that the van will be done by the end of the week. His reply "There is a possibility." Thanks lad.
    To give a reference point - I'm 6'4"
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    UberScout
    UberScout
    Wow, that's quite a....um.... er...
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Wowza, it's plane, it's a flying baton. I would end up at ER probably, then at plastic surgery to fix nose :)
    That was rough. Literally being sat at my desk in between a customer stood in the doorway, and my colleague who sits next to me who were arguing with each other. That was really unpleasant to be stuck in between
    Luca
    tree
    tree
    And you couldn't find any reason to leave your desk?
    Or was it that even moving would have brought you into
    closer contact with one or the other of them? And made it
    obvious that you found their behavior troubling.....
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    I would have said excuse me, and walked out. That's ridiculous.
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