The Midweek Muse: Change

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The Midweek Muse

Hi guys

I didn't post yesterday as they were doing some site maintenance and making some changes to the profile sections.   Let me know if you experience any site difficulties.

The theme for today's midweek muse is CHANGE.

If you are like me, the thought of change can be frightening.   Sometimes it can be exciting.   It all depends.   That is the thing about change is that you never know exactly how it will be until the time has passed.   So you wait andd hold your breath.

Here is my creative offering for the topic of change:


It is cooler now. Storms are coming. The air is heavy with impending precipitation. Change will come whether I like it or not.

There are signs of the crossing over of seasons. Today I saw some yellowed leaves on the ground. Change begins with small and almost imperceptible signs. The signs will grow and until they nudge our consciousness to awaken. We take it all in with surprise and exclaim, "Oh yes the days are growing shorter." You wonder how it happens. Where is the line of demarcation? At what point do we say the change has begun? Is it when we finally notice?

I wonder if I will look back upon my words and think..."I am not that person anymore." or will I hold onto what I perceive to be my unchangeable self? What do you hold onto? What do you let go? We can't demand that time stop. The seasons are going to come and go according to their rhythms, not ours.

Perhaps change isn't surprising at all. It is as continuous and fluid as a stream. It is happening every day...every minute. It is happening right now. Change doesn't bear a label of good or bad. It just is.

I picked up one of the little yellowed leaves today...a tiny sign of things to come.

Now we want to hear from you!   If you have a poem, image, short essay, song lyric or other type of creative expression to share on the theme of change...we want to see it.

Wanted to also take a moment to share some links with you:

  • On the Anxiety site I wrote about how anxiety can prevent you from sleeping.   I am currently battling insomnia and I discuss some remedies I have used.   But I would love to hear from you guys as to what really helps in getting to sleep and staying asleep.
  • Also on the Anxiety site, I reported on the 12 supplements Consumer Reports tells us to avoid.   Kava, a supplement primarily used to treat anxiety is one.   I want to discuss supplements in greater detail both on the anxiety site and on My Depression Connection.   But we also need your input and feedback.   We would love to hear about your experiences of taking supplements to treat your anxiety or depression.

  • On the ADHD site I have been talking about my personal experience with helping my son go through the process of a medication adjustment.   One of the new ADHD studies just out is very enlightening to any parent who is thinking about medication for their child.   This new study, about to be published in the October issue of Pediatrics concludes that the use of anti-psychotic medication may not be necessary for children who exhibit aggressive behaviors.   Read more about the study by visiting ADHD Central.

  • If you have dark circles under your eyes you are not alone.   There are many reasons for this to happen and you want to make sure that there is not some underlying medical cause.   To find out more please read my post, "Why do I Have Under-Eye Circles?"   If you have this condition you most likely want to know how to get rid of them.   In my next post I addressed How to Get Rid of Dark Under-eye Circles.

There are a lot of interesting things happening on all the Health Central sites.   I hope you take the time to visit and check it all out.

Happy Thursday!