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    Slow Down Therapy
    Here is a great poem to inspire you all.

    Slow down; God is still in heaven.
    You are not responsible for
    doing it all yourself, right now.

    Remember a happy, peaceful time
    in your past. Rest there. Each
    moment has richness that
    takes a lifetime to savor.

    Set your own pace. When someone
    is pushing you, it's OK to tell
    them they're pushing.

    Take nothing for granted: watch water
    flow, the corn grow, the
    leaves blow, your neighbor mow.

    Taste your food. God gives it
    to delight as well as to nourish.

    Notice the sun and the moon as
    they rise and set. They are
    remarkable for their steady pattern
    of movement, not their speed.

    Quit planning how you're going
    to use what you know, learn, or
    possess. God's gifts just are;
    be grateful and their purpose
    will be clear.

    When you talk with someone,
    don't think about what you'll say
    next. Thoughts will spring up
    naturally if you let them.

    Walk and play with children.
    It will bring out the unhurried
    little person inside you.

    Create a place in your home...
    at your work... in your
    heart...where you can go
    for quiet and recollection.
    You deserve it.

    Allow yourself time to be lazy
    and unproductive. Rest isn't
    luxury; it's a necessity.

    Listen to the wind blow. It carries
    a message of yesterday and
    tomorrow-and now. NOW counts.

    Rest on your laurels. They bring
    comfort whatever their size,
    age, or condition.

    Talk slower. Talk less.
    Don't talk. Communication isn't
    measured by words.

    Give yourself permission to be late
    sometimes. Life is for
    living, not scheduling.

    Listen to the song of a bird; the
    complete song. Music and
    nature are gifts, but only if
    you are willing to receive them.

    Take time just to think. Action is
    good and necessary, but it's
    fruitful only if we muse, ponder, and mull.

    Make time for play-the things you
    like to do. Whatever your age,
    your inner child needs re-creation.

    Watch and listen to the
    night sky. It speaks.

    Listen to the words you speak,
    especially in prayer.

    Learn to stand back and let others
    take their turn as
    leaders.There will always be new
    opportunities for you to
    step out in front again.

    Divide big jobs into little jobs.
    If God took six days to create
    the universe, can you
    hope to do any better?

    When you find yourself rushing
    and anxious, stop. Ask yourself
    "WHY?" you are rushing and anxious.
    The reasons may improve your

    Take time to read the Bible.
    Thoughtful reading is enriching reading.

    Direct your life with purposeful
    choices, not with speed
    and efficiency. The best musician
    is one who plays with
    expression and meaning, not the
    one who finishes first.

    Take a day off alone; make a retreat.
    You can learn from monks
    and hermits without becoming one.

    Pet a furry friend. You will
    give and get the gift of now.

    Work with your hands.
    It frees the mind.

    Take time to wonder. Without wonder,
    life is merely existence.

    Sit in the dark. It will teach you
    to see and hear, taste and smell.

    Once in a while, turn down the lights,
    the volume, the throttle,
    the invitations. Less really can be more.

    Let go. Nothing is usually the hardest
    thing to do - but often
    it is the best.

    Take a walk-but don't go anywhere.
    If you walk just to get
    somewhere, you sacrifice the walking.

    Count your friends. If you have one,
    you are lucky. If you have
    more, you are blessed.
    Bless them in return.

    Count your blessings -
    one at a time and slowly
    - author unknown

    Good advice for everyone!
    Know someone who is doing too much? angel
    A sense of humor is the lubricant of life's machinery.

    love ya' patticake

  • #2
    LOVE it!!!

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


    • #3
      That is beautiful poem. thanks for sharing it.
      Hang in there , There is hope.
      There is hope. Prayer works.

      Love, Debbie


      • #4
        thanks for the poem... grouphug