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  • Author : kristin
  • support : 10
  • Topic : Looking after ourselves
2015-03-25T23:34:54+00:00
kristin
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Thanks @Crazy_Bug_Lady for starting this thread. It is a terific idea. I also love the name. It reminds me of my youngest having a "cool-down bag" of highly tactile things to calm her down when she lost her temper badly. 

I would add my favourite song Nichole Nordemann's RIver God (the sound on my pesky pc is not working again so I can't listen to this rendition but I like the images they've used)

Another thing I'd add is a box of Kleenex Aloe Vera tissues, all the others are scratchy and give you a sore nose and eyes IMHO. (I call them "crying is welcome here" tissues!)

And finally my favourite quote

"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own being." Hafiz

And I think a coping box would be incomplete without a message of hope:

Hope for a healing journey endures...

 

Kindest regards, Kristin

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