Breathe Out the Stress Breathe In the Peace

Today’s Slice of Life at TwoWritingTeachers.org

Brokenness and heartbreak, loss of job
Bickering teachers overwhelmed
Safety protocol mistakes
Covid deaths and counting
White House renegade
Friend triangles
Knotted neck
Breathe out
Breathe
Breathe in
Peace and hope
Healthy dinner
Thanksgiving (really)
Strolling along the shore
Cooperating with Truth
Foaming bubble bath to my neck
Leaning on the everlasting arms

That nonet duo I wrote today for Ethical ELA captured my day, unfortunately minus a lot of the “breathing in” remedies. No strolling along the shore, healthy dinner, or foaming bubble bath for me today.

It was a stressful day of relationship overload. I am an introvert, and I try to steer clear of controversy. I don’t like to be put into situations where I know two sides of a difficult situation. I always try to mitigate conflicts, not to add to them. But today, I felt overwhelmed with so many problems.

Covid restrictions are toying with our mental health. This day was for the birds, and my neck is tense now.

6 thoughts on “Breathe Out the Stress Breathe In the Peace


  1. Is it too late for that bath? My day was very similar. Sounds like we both need to breathe in, and right now I’m just holding on to hope. I hope things get better for you.


    1. Hi Donnetta,
      Thank you for stopping by. Neck-deep bubble baths are just a memory for me, as we have no bathtub in our flat in Bahrain. I look forward to one in 2021 when I get back to the U.S.


  2. “Covid restrictions are toying with our mental health.” This is so true. You may not have all those fabulous releases for breathing out, but you can take deep breaths no matter what you are doing — I hope you are able to do this, I hope you feel better soon. So sorry it is so tough right now.


    1. Denise, your nonets remind me we can have peace amid chaos, which I suppose is a paradox. Now I’m singing the hymn you allude to in the last line.

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