Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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A wanderer’s musings.
Carrie J Knowles
Right now, on this cold morning, it feels like we have all been on hold for a lifetime.
Feeling like you haven't done much lately? Give yourself some credit, and a Medal of Valor for making it through another day with a smile and a touch of grace.
COVID is still here and we are still confined to our homes. Break out the candles for dinner. Recharge and relax. There's much to be gained from a moment of Hygge.
Finding a way to help beyond baking a casserole could wind up changing your life ... for good.
Month seven, sliding into month eight, nine, ten. Everyone is feeling weary and isolated. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to connect.
The chaos keeps building, knocking us down. Take a deep breath. You still have a voice. You can resist. You can vote.
Are the restrictions of COVID wearing you down? Find a way to reach out, connect, and bloom. And if you can't bloom ... sprout.
There's more than we thought lurking in our DNA. The science of Epigenetics can help us understand the roll our ancestors play in shaping our dreams as well as our lives.
Right now, in this chaotic, shut-down world, we need a little kindness. A little help loving ourselves and each other. We need the Fab Five.
Don't dismiss the books because J.K. Rowling has an opinion you don't share. Instead, look at what Harry Potter has to teach you about acceptance. Remember, he saved Draco Malfoy.
That new standing desk might just be a box at the end of your kitchen counter, but it's yours.
Gaming out the possibilities of what's next for our futures.
Got flour and yeast?
Since you can't break bread with friends, why not share a favorite recipe.
Don't panic. Don't sell. Stay home. It's the best way to end this disease and help stabilize the economy. Oh yeah, and call your grandparents.
Take the time you have today to learn to live in the now. Not the tomorrow.
Don't let that jam-packed closet scare you. It's time to get in there, let go of the past, and make a little breathing room for the rest of your life.
Everyone you love benefits when you learn to FLY. First Love Yourself.
Are you missing something when you multi-task? Maybe it's time to start life-guarding.
Pride builds walls; understanding creates windows.
Do you keep doing what you've always done, without taking time to reflect, refresh and make space in your life for new things to happen?
If a natural disaster threatened your home and you had to leave, what would you take with you? Your photos? Your computer? Seeds from your garden? Your grandmother's china?
Last month was all about baking soda. This month, it's vinegar. Take the first steps to keeping your house clean and our environment safe and green.
The chaos storm is rising. Maybe it's time to get away and think about what we're doing with our lives.
What can you do to help create cleaner water and reduce plastic and chemicals in landfills? Switch to cleaning with baking soda!
If you only had a _________________ who and what would you be?
What helps you make an easy transition from your world of work to your life at home?
Pay attention to your cats. They know more than you do about living a good life and making commitments.
Getting older? Use your age, your wisdom, to do something to make a difference in the world!
How old do you have to be to not care if you are wrinkled or have wrinkles? It's time to stop worrying, get comfortable with yourself, and forget about being rumpled or unstarched!
When we build a wall to "protect" ourselves, we also become prisoners.
Carrie Knowles was the North Carolina Piedmont Laureate for Short Fiction in 2014.