Karmic Visions Blog

The Fine Art of of Not Caring

November 12, 2019

One of the nicest gifts that comes with aging is just not giving a fuck about a ton of things. An easy example, when I hear something new about how we’re destroying the planet, and yes I care, I turn the stress meter down just a tad when I hear the dates and firmly know I’ll be ashes in the wind. That doesn’t mean I stop taking care of the planet, I do my part but know I won’t be here. Since I made the best decision ever not to have children, well I just try to let it go just a bit and know all I can do is the best I can while I’m still here.

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What an Honor

November 11, 2019

I write these words on Veterans Day, it’s hard not to reflect on this day since I am a Veteran and so was my father. I was born on an Army base, never seemed in the least bit odd to me growing up. While I didn’t get the pleasure of being a traditional military brat, I have had my whole life intertwined with it in one way or another. My father didn’t fare too well with his two enlistments in the Army, in the end, he was 100% disabled. That’s the man I grew up knowing and visiting at the VA Hospital. I spent many a birthday there, creating a few triggers for me.

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The Compounding of Loss, Grief, and the Dominoes of Death

November 9, 2019

It’s not like people haven’t died your whole life, they have. It’s just they seem far and few between and you were younger and stronger so that didn’t seem real. You were out there in life attacking it with all the gusto that you have in your twenties and thirties.  Then in your late forties early fifties, around the time of menopause, they start dying in bulk. You don’t know it at the time that it’s the first domino in a long train of loss.

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How We Let Go of Things

May 23, 2019

Most often the challenge in letting go of our possessions is because of our emotional ties and memories we hold with each item we have in our collection.  Just like our life tends to have a soundtrack so do our closets, garages, and draws.  Every item has its story, a history.

So the very first step is to be gentle with yourself as you make your deletions. I’ve found it’s very often a journey down memory lane.  So, it’s important to take your time through the experience.

The first purge tends to be daunting and fully overwhelming if you try to take on too much at one time. It’s better to eat slowly and take small bites.

I usually recommend starting in your garage or storage unit first. Logic, well these are not in your daily rotation so they’ve already been downgraded in your personal hierarchy of importance. If your time is limited take a section at a time each week.  Once your garage is sorted it will become your transition area.

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