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  • Originally posted by GsxInShed View Post
    ^^ So much this..^^

    It's OK to hear the voices/thoughts in you head..no on said you have to believe/act on them.

    Meditation is an awesome settler for the mind and the spirit.

    Be cool- ride safe.

    Express your feelings.

    Be authentic.
    Now the voices of dreams. I woke and had recurring dream that a friend in USA needed specific help so in the end I sent a message around 3am. It was right she had just been on the phone seeking guidance on that particular matter.

    Maybe we need to listen to this kind of thing.

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    • That connections is always open....sometimes your mind is to noisy to hear it.

      Similar.. I was broken into recently.. Wednesday, garbage day...for weeks I had a fixation on security cameras..didn't buy one though ( till after the burg.)

      I water and protect a small group of noisy minor birds.

      In hindsight... at the time of the breakin-- the new flock leader made it's way to work..( about 5 k's in line of sight ) I notice all sorts of things as a distraction from boredom...

      Here is this bird..right outside my work area..like 5m away going absolutely fukkin nuts..looking at me sideways then in the direction of home.. insistent ,alarming, frantic.. screeching right at me.

      All I could think of was that the inevitable had happened....(it's ok they were caught.. 2 weeks later) It was hard for me to get that message to the bird..yet somehow it quietened down and flew off..in the direction of home.

      When I got home that afternoon..just after 3.00 PM there wasn't any sounds .. no dogs barked no birds calling not a sound. eerie.

      The point.... knowing when to act on a hunch.
      " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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      • Originally posted by =Maz= View Post
        I'm often left wondering at some of the suggestions I find in articles...case in point.

        https://www.domesticshelters.org/art...ur-laugh-again
        "So, how can survivors start to find their sense of humor again after trauma? Here are a couple of ways to get a laugh fix:

        Grab tickets to a nearby comedy club or watch a favorite comedian’s stand up routine on Netflix or Comedy Central.
        Make a date with a good friend and vow to nix the negativity. Talk about things that make you feel good and, of course, laugh.
        Invite friends over for a game night — Apples to Apples is a good one to bring on the laughs.
        Rent that new comedy flick or, possibly better yet, return to the classics. Not sure where to start? Try Airplane, Caddyshack or Dumb and Dumber (listed among Rolling Stone’s 25 Funniest Movies of All Time).
        A crazy, cuddly ball of fur can help bring back your laughs again. Consider adopting a pet or, if that seems too much to take on, volunteer at your local animal shelter playing with the cats or walking the dogs.
        You can always turn to a video of a baby laughing hysterically at paper."

        Stand-up club or routine appeals about as much as an Andrew Bolt article.
        I do catch up with a couple of friends regularly but I'm having trouble knowing what makes me feel good, to illicit a belly laugh...the rut is like a gutter at the bowling alley at the moment.
        Game night with friends...might be a winner.
        The idea of watching any of the movies listed doesn't fill me with a sense of euphoria...they were a little lame to be honest.
        I'm not in a position to adopt a pet or volunteer at a shelter.
        Watching cat/baby clips just seems a bit...meh.

        Currently finding it easier to cry regularly than laugh briefly.
        So I thought I'd ask this thread and the readers within for their advice.
        What did you do that helped you find your smile/laugh when it has been MIA or fleeting in it's longevity?
        Go for a ride... cures almost all problems and certainly brings a smile Something about riding that lets the problems blow away in the breeze, stops you dwelling on the negativities of life, and gives you a break from people - which all give you a better perspective when you do start socialising again. Life can be a tough journey but far easier to get through it doing something you love. Take care Maz.
        Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "Wahoo!! What a ride!"

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        • Thankfully never had issues myself, but in the family, so I have some idea.

          Been doing a lot of stuff at work about this, the lovely lass [ of considerable vintage and experience I might add ] who runs the courses emphasises over and over again how important she thinks sleep and exercise is.

          Good, long, un- interrupted restful sleep.
          Regular, reasonably strenuous exercise.

          Probably mentioned 20 times already, but it's certainly made a difference in our family's experience.

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          • Originally posted by Wahoo View Post
            Go for a ride... cures almost all problems and certainly brings a smile Something about riding that lets the problems blow away in the breeze, stops you dwelling on the negativities of life, and gives you a break from people - which all give you a better perspective when you do start socialising again. Life can be a tough journey but far easier to get through it doing something you love. Take care Maz.
            Yep, bang on, Wahoo, a week back I had afar bit on my plate,trying to figure out things, finally a day off,it was a going to a really grouse day. So I whet out on my “Avon roundabout “.chitterting,bindoon,derwers pool rd,Toojay,Northam,York,Beverly,Wes Talbot rd.then across thru the hills ,then home.
            By the time a got Toodyay i was still at home within my head,”Come on,why aren’t you here!!?”
            I got to York feeling marginally better, at thaLakes,is when I just wanted to keep riding in any direction I didn’t care. By the time I got a home those problems where not as big as I thought. Happy.

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            • Going off topic here, what is Talbot Rd like. never been on it. Beverly-York road was bumpy as fuck from memory, Toodyay-York, not much better.

              Google Maps says it looks like a single lane that has been widened.

              Personally I like a road that "demands" my attention, it forces me to really focus on riding/handling the bike. nothing else, lack of focus on this sort of road could be life threatening. As mentioned, riding helps remove all the personal dross from the brain.

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              • Originally posted by Crim View Post
                Going off topic here, what is Talbot Rd like. never been on it. Beverly-York road was bumpy as fuck from memory, Toodyay-York, not much better.

                Google Maps says it looks like a single lane that has been widened.

                Personally I like a road that "demands" my attention, it forces me to really focus on riding/handling the bike. nothing else, lack of focus on this sort of road could be life threatening. As mentioned, riding helps remove all the personal dross from the brain.
                G’day Crim, West Talbot rd ,petty much runs straight out west from the Beverly town hall. It will take all the way to the Lakes.quite a lot less traffic.......Yep. The rd from York to Beverly is crap! I normally go around the back of York.Enjoy,
                😊

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                • Originally posted by GsxInShed View Post
                  Pharkin hell Graelin.!!!!!

                  When you goin in for the bypass surgery , mate?

                  Cpap is just a placebo....the underlying issue is blood pump.....and it's due for an upgrade.

                  And you wonder why I worry about you..?
                  I took your advice and had my holter monitor on Monday for twenty four hours. Had ecg at doc and also hospital and all was good. So wait for these other HM results.

                  I am still not going too well. Started the third type of antibiotic today and found that I actually have two illnesss at once from the test results and add Gout from dehydration.

                  Trying to work a bit but it is draining me to walk much so cutting session lengths. I have entered the four KM walk so have a goal set.

                  One thing we can all take from this is my self diagnoses was wrong. I assumed anxiety even though I had no issues for a long time. I then assumed the CPAP mask leak. I decided to exercise the anxiety away so used stairs instead of escalators and 8.000 quick steps before lunch. Yes the endorphins hit for an hour and then I went to ED.

                  Do not discount physical illnesses can also be a cause and need to be excluded or included.

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                  • It is why a good relationship with a good GP is so important.

                    I'm glad you're seeking the right help mate...best of luck to you and Mrs Lin.
                    All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
                    #158...RIP James Thompson

                    Originally posted by Ryanoceros
                    Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

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                    • Update.

                      After three courses of Antibiotics and still not going well my car mechanic gave me some Garlic and Horseradish health tablets. He told me that I would be better in four days. Well it kind of worked out that way. Still not fit as I was. I was working but felt exhausted and found that I was making mistakes. I had a lot of incidents at work including a trip in an ambulance with a client and two clients with extra needs in hospitals. I have taken two weeks off work now and feeling a lot better.

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                      • A belated birthday card...so nice it was like a magical repair kit to read, I could feel my heart/self repairing as I devoured each word.

                        I don't have a lot of people in my life that I've "Let In" but the ones that are in are exceptional.
                        All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
                        #158...RIP James Thompson

                        Originally posted by Ryanoceros
                        Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

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