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Sticking with this all week



I don't know what else to write about.


I know this is my business website and the focus here is veganism but, I'm also a person, and this business is just me. So, sometimes when life is happening, maybe I need to shift my focus.


One of the ways I process things is at Toastmasters meetings. I've had moments talking through something up on the stage where I've felt a knowing in my body that the topic I was talking about was closed, that I had worked it out. It's incredibly freeing. Whether through a prepared speech, a brief inspiration, or even Table Topics, I've found organizing my thoughts and sharing them with the club to be very cathartic, but, I don't have Toastmasters until next Thursday. So, I'm here, trying to make sense of something so nonsensical.


A famous person died yesterday from cancer, he was famous for sports things and the night of my 8th grade dance, he became famous again for driving a Bronco on a highway. He did awful, awful things, and got to live to be 76. My friend, whom I wrote about on Tuesday, only lived to be 52.


I don't know where to put the feelings I'm having, the sadness, the desperation for things to be different. I know it's all very new and I understand this is a process.


I thought I would share a dhamma talk on death and grief by my favorite Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm. The talk starts at the 42 minute mark, there is a meditation before that.


Thank you for reading this, I know in the long-run, writing will help me, maybe reading this can help someone else too.







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Apr 12

It seems to be the thing to talk about these days. So many people have lost someone they love, maybe we are helping them in some way. Brenda Marie

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Apr 12

I thought I was going to run out of ideas for my blog back in 2011. Yet here I am with another 13 years of almost daily posts. Crazy sometimes.

This is true. But I am also lucky that the family I was born into is also pretty awesome.

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Tim Brannan, The Other Side blog

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Apr 12

The one thing about blogging, even on a business site is that readers want to know more about YOU as well as your business! So thank you for sharing a little of yourself. As for the death of the sports celebrity— I believe a lot of people are struggling with the unfairness of this, why he got to live as long as he did. However, remembering those the two people who died long ago is a much better way to remember, in my opinion. - Angie

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Thank you for your kind words, Angie.


I also realized that some people might come to this blog without having read an earlier one which explains my current grief state so I’m linking it here and will update the blog post as well.


https://www.didyoubringthehummus.com/post/i-lost-a-friend-yesterday

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Apr 12

I too am a toastmaster - and after over 23 years of membership, it supports me.

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I will be forever grateful that I joined, it’s been so impactful in so many ways. I’m glad to know you have had that experience too.

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Apr 12

Kimberly, it's your blog and your space, and we're your online friends who listen to you. I find writing about things that weigh on my shoulders is just as helpful as talking about them. Tamara

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Thank you so much, Tamara, for reading my blogs and for your support.

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