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Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 93


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 93

Reena’s Rules:

 

PROMPT:

I normally link a word to a picture for the prompts, but not this week. The picture is so intriguing that I dare not superimpose my thoughts and influence another’s imagination. Let the prompt take you wherever it goes.

Art is by Tolga Girgin.

FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS

As usual, there is no restriction on the format or length of the piece. You can get as creative and innovative as you want.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments. Tag it Reena’s Exploration Challenge for easy access in the Blog Roll.

There is no restriction of length or format of the piece. We are happy if whatever you write comes from the innermost core of your being. The technique is secondary.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments. Tag it Reena’s Exploration Challenge for easy access in the Blog Roll.

 

White Out

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

This art reminds me of my visit to the psychiatric hospital after I tried to commit suicide. There was no color in my world, just a lot of empty faces of people I didn’t know and didn’t really want to know. I was so tired of looking at them and having to make conversation with them as part of the treatment. Color slowly came back into my life and I was allowed to go home.

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Rebecca’s of Beckie’s Mental Mess Prompt – June 26, 2019


Week #4 – Question Segment:  

How do you deal with the Stigma surrounding your mental disorder/illness? I don’t let it bother me. I take the time to help people understand and I am willing to talk about it to anyone who really wants to know. I have found most people are genuinely interested and want to know about it. 

Does the Stigma associated with mental health bother you?  If so, in what way? It doesn’t bother me personally, but I hate to see others treated badly due to it. 

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🌻RULES:

The following question/suggestion for this week Prompt #1 comes from Carol Anne of “Therapy Bits”.  I,  for one, think that this is an awesome question (s).

Prompt #1 Questions:

How do you deal with the Stigma surrounding your mental disorder/illness?

Does the Stigma associated with mental health bother you?  If so, in what way?

 

Prompt #2 Picture:

Mind Your Mind for Mental Health Awareness Month - Threadless Blog

(The following picture is that of a brain inside a birdcage)

 

Once again, write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.

There are no right or wrong answers.

You can do one or both prompts.

You have from June 26th through to July 2nd to submit your entries.

Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.

If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post.

Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site!

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I thank each and every one of you in advance for participating in the “Working on Us” series.  Remember, we share because we care. 

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💚

 

 

Rebecca’s of Beckie’s Mental Mess Prompt – June 19, 2019


I chose this segment as this very thing happened to me.

Week #3 – Question Segment:  

Here are a few coping statements, do you agree or disagree?  Even if your answer is yes or no, please explain:

  1. This situation of sitting on a fully packed train either makes you feel uncomfortable or unpleasant, but I can accept it? I was extremely uncomfortable having agreed to ride on the train to meet my friend who was in North Jersey whereas I was located in South Jersey. By car, it is about 3 hours or less, but with 3 changes of trains and my terrible anxiety, it was taking me longer. Driving would have been more anxiety for me than this. 
  2. Can I ride out the wave of anxiety, or do I feel like I need professional help now? I was panicking and I kept telling myself that if I freak out and they take me to the hospital my family wouldn’t know where I was. So I tried deep-breathing and telling myself over and over that I was OK and that I could do this. 
  3. Do you practice coping skills? If so, what works best for you? I really don’t have coping skills unless you consider deep-breathing and talking to myself over and over a coping skill. 

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Beckie Wrote:

June 19, 2019, Week #3 – “Working on Us” – A Mental Health Questionaire, Plus a Photo Prompt – You Decide

🌻RULES:

Each week I will ask a question or questions pertaining to mental health and add a photo prompt.  Your job, if you so choose to join along, is to write a post on your own blog, and creating a ping-back to the original post.  

🌻It is up to you the reader to decide how you want to answer questions and/or photo prompt.  If you want to write a non-fictional or fictional piece, poetry, whatever… Whatever you choose to do, I will, therefore, reblog what you have written.  This is one way to not only promote your site but also spread awareness to all things mental health related. 🌻

As an added bonus… Since there are so many different mental health illnesses/disorders,  YOU, the blogger can send me a comment as to what you would like to be the next question (s), and they will be addressed in future posts.  

🌻What is the reason behind the “Mental Health Prompts of “Working on Us” (?) It’s fairly simple actually.  I’d like this series to be an all-inclusive mental health community blog in order to be a source of more support towards one another.  Idea’s, suggestions, and advice can be shared amongst the group.🌻

So, Are We Ready for Week# 3?  I am going to start with two prompts.  You can pick one or both, and again, you can choose how you want this to be written.  Don’t forget to create a pingback to the original post, this way I can share with more people within the mental health community, as well as promote your blog site!

Week #3 – Question Segment:  

Here are a few coping statements, do you agree or disagree?  Even if your answer is yes or no, please explain:

  1. This situation of sitting on a fully packed train either makes you feel uncomfortable or unpleasant, but I can accept it?
  2. Can I ride out the wave of anxiety, or do I feel like I need professional help now?
  3. Do you practice coping skills? If so, what works best for you? 

 

Week #3 – Photo Prompt: What does this picture signify or evoke in you?  (Again, you can write however you see fit).

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Now, remember to create a pingback on your own blog.  If you are having difficulties with pingbacks, copy your title and enter it in the comment section of this post.  

I sincerely look forward to your responses and remember, there are no right or wrong answers.  Plus, as a bonus, I will reblog whatever it is you submit, this way your blog gets more attention as well.  

Thank you in advance,

Beckie 🌻

PS… Please Reblog This Post So Many More Can Join In!  Thank You!

Sunday Photo Fiction – June 23, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – June 23, 2019

Photo Credit Courtesy of Padre of Padre’s Ramblings

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First off, thank you to Donna B McNicol for taking over Sunday Writing Challenge. I have been writing for her on her #Friday Fotoflash for several weeks or months now. Lost track of time. Donna, will you be continuing your #Friday Fotoflash as well?

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Wine Tasting

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Oh, Jonathan did you have to knock over the display of wine bottles for tonight?” Katy began picking them up and examining them to see if any of them were broken. “Have you been drinking already tonight?”

“Darling you know I can’t wait when I see a bottle of wine. I had to at least try one which was too dry by the way. I’ll go to the wine cellar and get another bottle for the display. I think everyone should try that one at least and see if they agree with me. I doubt any are broken since you set them up on the carpeted area of the living room.

“Jonathan please don’t touch another bottle before everyone gets here. Now I must set this back up and you are to stay away from it, so you don’t knock it over even if it is only one bottle you tried. I want to open them fresh when the group of wine tasters is here.”

“Okay, Katy I am sorry. Want me to help you set that up?”

“No Jonathan, just go get a new bottle to replace the one you opened.”

Just then the doorbell sounded.

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Rules from Susan Spaulding, the host of Sunday Photo Fiction:

HERE IS THE REAL EXCITING NEWS!  Donna B McNichol has agreed to take over Sunday Photo Fiction.  The tradition lives on! Our plan is for her to begin next Sunday (with me as back-up, just in case). Donna is a writer and has experience with photo challenges, so I know this transition will be very smooth.  Please welcome her as warmly as you did me.  Some of you may already know her, but for those who don’t you can visit her at site at http://dbmcnicol.com/

Dear Sunday Photo Fiction Peeps

I want to share some exciting news.  Several months ago I made a bold decision to start my own business. Initially, I thought this business would be something I would grow into as I moved closer to retirement; however, circumstances have made me re-think my timeline and I now am ready to jump into it full force. Sadly, when one door opens, another must close and so it is with sadness that I will no longer be able to continue Sunday Photo Fiction. My last post will be June 30, 2019.  As when I took over this endeavor from Al Forbes, I am also offering the site to anyone who is willing to take it over and maintain the tradition. If you are interested, please email me at SundayPhotoFiction@gmail.com. (Someone has already stepped up)

I have very much enjoyed my short tenure as host and have found much happiness in creating stories from photographs. I hope you too have found some happiness here.

And now for today’s post:

Welcome to 2019 and Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week I will post a new photograph, taken either by myself or donated by a member of the community. The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based, on the prompt. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt on your blog. Make sure you give proper credit when using the photo.

For those who wish to use InLink to link their story to SPF, use the “Click Here to Enter”  icon below to add your story to the SPF collection. An alternative to InLink is to leave a pingback in the comments below.

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Daily Two-Word Prompt


Daily Two-Word Prompt

“Beautiful soul”

Write a story or poem using the two-word prompt. Be creative and have fun writing!

Beautiful Soul by Tessa Smeigh September 2017

beautiful soul

created by God, father

almighty, our Lord

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one.

#Haikai Challenge #91 (6/22/19) midsummer rain (samidare) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #91 (6/22/19) midsummer rain (samidare) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to a fragrant breeze (kunpuu). And even though it has already passed, you may also allude to the 75th D-Day Anniversary.

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Image on Pixabay

Enough With the Rain

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

mid-summer rain storm

rain pounding against windows

flooding the area

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Enter with Caution – Short Tale Challenge #3 – Ruins


Short Tale Challenge #3 – Ruins

Enter with Caution by Tessa Smeigh September 2017

Sitting peacefully in the shade of the grand old trees in the forest Susan looked around and wondered what else there was to see there. This was an area new to her.

Finishing her lunch, she gathered her things and headed off down the trail. This part of the forest was quiet, devoid even of animal sounds.

She came upon the ruins of some old buildings. One was a small cottage and very quaint. It still had its door. She slowly opened the door and stepped into the old cottage.

She fell…there was no floor.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one.