Posted on July 4, 2012
July 4, 2012
I have thought of you every day and I suspect this trip has been a transformative experience for you. I love the pictures of you doing yoga in Africa……amazing! I am eager to read your insights. I am also eager to read your book and I am counting down the days to its release. I hope you have received the blessings that only places like Africa can provide.
Thank you Janet! I’ve been in recovery quiet mode since my return, but will write a post shortly. Thought of you while I was out there as well! xo
July 7, 2012
I ordered your book today. I had planned to go down to my local Barnes and Noble in Pleasant Hill on the 10th, to make sure that they were stocked up on our Orinda girl’s book debut, but decided to order it online so it will be on my doorstep on the 10th. I am sure you are nervous and excited. I think a book like yours will carry a message that people will receive when they are ready. Some will be ready for it on the 10th and others will benefit from it down the road. But make no mistake, it will be a gift to many! I am confident about this fact based on all you have shared on this site. You have done the work, now you can relax and recieve the blessings of your work……..way easier said then done, I know.
Speaking of books, have you ever read Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan? It’s one of my favorites and I think a great recovery book, that would be particularly poignant for you having just come back from Africa. I always have extra copies that I give away when I meet someone that I think will appreciate it’s message. If you have a P.O. Box, or a way for me to mail it to you, I would be happy to send a copy your way.
I will be thinking of you on the 10th! Just breathe and receive!
August 1, 2012
blessings like genocide…horrific starvation and civil war?!?…*just askin*
Oh, wow. Amazing photos! Africa looks amazing. The yoga shots are super neat. You should do a series of photos of yoga poses in crazy places.
I could do without spiders that size, though. Huuuuuuuuuge arachnophobia. Shudderrrr.
Can’t wait to read about it!
I bet you can’t get the spider through customs. Don’t worry, spiders are good eatin.
It is fascinating to read about your trip and see your pics. I grew up in Zimbabwe (Harare) and in S.Africa (Johannesburg) and now live in Pasadena. My own personal journey to recovery concerns events which happened in South Africa; I always think of that place in terms of trauma and thwarted emotional development and identity.
But I also see the place in terms of unassailable, unparalleled beauty. I returned to Africa a few years ago (and also went on a safari – to Botswana) and had the chance to address my complex, unspoken reactions to the place. Happily, it was life-affirming and extremely positive. It certainly seems to have had that effect on you! Welcome home. Happy 4th.
amazing how we have opportunities to go back to the “scene of the crime” and rethink our thoughts in a new way. Cognitive reframing is really an incredible human ability, and we are blessed to have the chance (and willingness) to do so! Glad to hear that your experience paralleled my own!
Hope you had a good time. sometimes a trip to the outside is a rewarding experience.
Thanks for sharing Jennie, Trip of a lifetime and it will stay with you for ever.
So cool! Looks like you had a ton of fun out there! And I’m sure many more good times await
Ha! First pic that popped up immediately made me say, “Namaste!”
Welcome home. I am so glad that you had a great time. Your photos are beautiful. I am looking forward to hearing more about your adventure.
July 5, 2012
That pillar lava is something else.
What a fun, generous and joyful set of snaps! A journey “away” is also a journey within. Welcome back.
Dear Jennie: I’m glad you’re back, safe and sound! Your ability to have such a wonderful experience is an inspiration as to what recovery has to offer.
On one hand you have someone who recently was found dead, naked in his pool due to this awful disease (so very sad) and yet on the other, we have you, who has been blessed so much because you became honest, open and willing to do the work.
I hope you are ready for the whirl wind of attention you will receive in the coming months. I wish for your relationship with Mr. Man to be very strong and that he is willing to share the spotlight and all it will bring to you both.
Thank you for all you do; your courage and hope. Stay close.
What a fantastic experience! Thank you for sharing it with all of us…. I really enjoyed tagging along and seeing your photos……
Wonderful pixs, happy that you have had a great adventure. A trip like this can sometimes change perspective of where we are in relation to the rest of the world. I know I feel smaller after seeing the magnitude of open wild places. Hope your family are all well. Wishing you peace happiness and well being dear lady.
Have a glorious day.
great pics. you look very sereine and happy. i’m positive the trip was good for all of you. stay good. love ya!
Looking at the picture, the Circle of life song keeps popping up in my head. The musical version that is.
I’m a former stripper writing about my past and the things I’ve endured. You bring light and hope to my spirit. This post is another reminder of the light you shine from within. Thank you. xo
July 10, 2012
Thank you Christine! I love your blog, and your word skills! You are a brilliant writer and I am honored and excited to continue this journey with you! xo
What kind of camera (or cameras) were you using?
The images with the black borders have an interesting tone about them, and don’t look digital.
The photos are breathtaking, what an adventure that your life is taking you on now! I can see the joy in your wonderful smile. We are looking foward to the book and the places you will be going next… your journey continues!
many of the images show great command of composition…i was very impressed…if i tried those yoda poses, i would require immediate hospitalization…*true*
September 21, 2012
Not sure how I missed this picture post back in July. Some pretty stinking awesome pictures. What a fun adventure!
October 1, 2012
Cool photos indeed! Fun mixture of nature, animals and people.
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