Author Archives: judithornot

About judithornot

Lives in semi-rural Northern California, happily married, retired counselor, night person, knits, plays WoW.

Honestly?

In January 2011 I wrote Honesty: Pros and Cons, a short discussion about why people lie, and how it affects the liar.   Much to my surprise, it has become the most read entry in this blog.  Yet though it has … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Unplug and Go Outdoors

My anxiety level went up in November 2016, but I told myself, “Maybe it won’t be as bad as we fear.”  Well, it isn’t — in many ways it is worse.  I suppose it could get much worse. I’ve marched, … Continue reading

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Sateen’s #MeToo moment

Sateen was standing at the bank teller’s window, cleaning out her bags, when in the chat window appears, “X-Doomhammer rubs you.”  Now I can’t remember the other character’s name, but when I looked around to see where he/she was, I … Continue reading

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Wild land vs domesticated land

I grew up in a Southern California suburb, where the only wild things were the birds, gophers, and moles.  Now I live in a Northern California semi-rural small town, next to a wildlife conservation area and the Redwood National/State Park.   … Continue reading

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Grounding Like a Tree (Part 2)

In Grounding Like a Tree (Part 1) I wrote about using creative visualization to safely drain away stress, anxiety, and depression — the “bad stuff.”  This one is about how to take in the “good stuff” to help you heal, … Continue reading

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Grounding Like a Tree (Part 1)

Whenever a person is feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, one of the quickest ways I’ve found to drain away the “bad stuff” is grounding like a tree. This makes use of creative visualization and a bit of meditation. Make sure … Continue reading

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Meditation

One very effective way of dealing with stress is meditation.  Scientists and researchers have been paying more attention to the benefits of meditation over the past 5-10 years, and have found that meditation increases the amount of grey matter in … Continue reading

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