2016 Recap, 2017 Goals

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Every year I do a recap of what I have accomplished the previous year, and I always feel a bit disappointed that I did not get enough done. However, this year there were some serious health issues, so I refuse to judge myself for following doctors orders and basically taking the last quarter of the year off. It was a dark and stormy year, to some degree, but there were many moments of pure sunshine.

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Coffee Break Links

Due to this charming concussion, I’ve been off the computer as much as humanly possible. Regular posting schedule will hopefully return by next month. Here are a few links I’ve enjoyed over the past few weeks, with my occasional ten minutes of (dim) screen time.

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Concussion – a Sudden Wrench thrown into the Workings of Life

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I had a slew of plans for this October. A big VJ gig, launching a ton of new articles for this website, band rehearsals and songwriting… then a metal stand smashed into my head in the exact same place I was bashed late last January, so I have a second concussion.

How does one treat a concussion? Physical and cognitive rest, and no computer screens. Um, yeah. Working on computers is what I do. But the white-blue light really hurts, and this fragile land of headaches won’t ever stop if I don’t do this healing thing right.

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I’m Running Away and I’m Terrified… But I’m Doing It Anyway!

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Some people run away to join the circus, I’m just taking off for a week to a writer / artist’s retreat. This might not be a big deal to most people, but for those of us with anxiety, there are a lot of potential triggers to be dealt with.

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Coffee Break Links

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Every week I’ll be posting links I’ve enjoyed – mostly good news, fascinating or thought provoking ideas, and some amusement.

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Taking Care of Yourself in an Emergency Situation

A month ago I was coming back from a camping trip, and we blew a tire on Highway 401. Now, I am absolutely terrified of cars, and highways, so this was a traumatic episode for me – I suddenly had to remember all of those lovely hippie things like finding your centre, breathing, not clenching my neck and shoulders as my body trying to curl up into itself with absolute horror.

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