Semantics and Serenity

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

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Today, I Love Contemplating Patience

Today, I Love April 20, 2017

A meditation inspired by Kelly Babcock and thishumanlifemanifested.blogspot.com.
Today, I love cool mornings. I love the damp look in the air and moist splash of the grass. I love watching the coolness from the my bedroom window, my legs tucked under the embrace of a yellow throw. I love the warmth of my yellow throw, and how only just recently I realized how much love there is in this world. With every person reaching to embrace. And every inanimate object personified to care. I love watching my inanimate world care, the mug just kind enough to hold the warm tea.
 
Today, I love cupping my fingers across my blue mug. Damp with heat. And holding them there. I love knowing my mug isn’t patient. It has no timeline. But it’s practical, and realistic. I love watching realism startle my nostrils with steam. 
 
Today, I love contemplating patience. I love knowing that patience isn’t secrecy but tolerance – telling the truth, and holding it there. I love patiently holding the phone without words, just to say that “I miss you.” And I love that I can miss you, and go on. And I don’t have to even tell you; because you know. Today, I love how much you know. And I love how I still love you.
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© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

#NoStigma: Lessons from a patient

What our patients can teach us…

On Psych rotation, I asked a woman with Anorexia Nervosa, how do you do it? Every day, you fight back. Every day, you bite back. Every morning, you wake up choosing again to recover. And that choice has made you stronger. Every day you grow stronger!

The woman, though, wouldn’t answer. Not immediately. Instead, she took my hand, and she looked me in the eye, and she said, “Dear, I hope you never understand. I hope you never know. I hope Ana never steals the years of your life that she took from me.”

But then, she did share, and described aloud a list of 68 Thoughts in the Head of Someone with Anorexia Nervosa, specifically 68 thoughts from her life as a newlywed, 68 thoughts she shared with her spouse. She told me to process the experience slowly, because it hurts – anorexia hurts – and it’s hard – the isolation is hard – but she also told me to remember: my friend, her joy, is still in there. And boy is she strong, stronger than she may even believe!

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CLICK HERE to read the list that she spoke to me.

(This post was written and published with the permission of all parties involved. Anonymity is preserved to respect the rights of others involved in this conversation.)

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

And there was magic

You turned my world upside down, and it was pure magic.

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I choose to live in a world turned upside down, and separate from my fears.  Success is possible!  Beauty is everywhere!  Love surrounds us!  And – as if you would want to – there’s no going back ♥

What perspective will you choose?

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.