The Therapy Booth

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The Most Common Words Heard in The Therapy Booth

on January 30, 2013

Whenever I’ve set up The Therapy Booth and folks have come to sit with me, universally, they utter the words, “I feel better” before they get up to leave. They sort of look around, take inventory, and nod. Yeah, I feel better. I actually intend to make some stickers with these words and our website on them . . . on the someday list! Would love for everyone who joins with me there to get a sticker, just like at Wall Drug in Wall, South Dakota. Have you been to Wall Drug? Have you seen the stickers on the road?

Tonight I got an email in response to a post I have on Craigslist sharing that I’m looking for housing and a place to let my mind and doodle tools spread out. I’m feeling pretty excited tonight, as I can really just feel the flow of life, as I’m clear in my asking and am more and more staying directly true to my heart. However that looks in each moment. I want to share with you the contents of the email I received that inspired me to write to you tonight:

I just randomly came across your post looking for my own place to call home. ¬†Your aesthetic is pretty mushy I won’t lie, but that aesthetic takes a tremendous amount of balls and I inexplicably felt better after reading your post. ¬†Thank you for your unabashed loving.

I don’t know about you, but this makes me sprout little tears of gratitude and joy. Simply sharing from the heart, asking for what feels good in the moment, not knowing what ripples will flow, but simply sharing . . . and someone feels better. What joy! And I can relate to the sender. Seeing others follow their hearts and being directly true to that is always inspiring for me. It’s like the water that keeps the wheels spinning. I’m so grateful for all of the heart followers!

Tonight I’m reminded of this cool song I heard on the local radio here in Austin some time ago, and it always stuck with me. Here’s my favorite lyric from it:

And I wanted you to see them all I wished that you were there
I looked across the room and saw you standing on the stair
And when I caught your eye I saw you break into a grin
It feels so good feelin good again

I love this one, too:

I wished I had some money with which to buy a round
I wished I cashed my paycheck before I came to town
But I reached into my pocket and found three twenties and a ten
It feels so good feelin good again

And here’s the song for you to enjoy!

All in all, it’s been a happy day in so many ways, I don’t think I could list them all here. It’s the birthday of a dear friend (so glad you were born, Meowmee!!!). I found out today that my heroine – indeed, my queen and inspiration – Patti Smith, is coming back to Austin in April. Oh, and I found this in my library book:

library book

And I do!

Thanks for reading, be well, and stay in touch!

Love,

Carina


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