5 comments on “Greetings from Moscow

  1. Sorry guys, I started this post a few days ago with the intension of adding to it, but I never got a chance. I didn’t realize that it just posted the title! Anyway, If you all close your eyes and imagine what you “think” Russia would be like in Feb. you’re exactly right! Work is going well (not exactly true, but I won’t bore you with those details) I wouldn’t say that I feel any closer or further away from my situation, but I do miss my little men more than I ever have before when I traveled.
    On my trip here I sat next to a nice young lady and we chatted for about 4 hrs on and off. It’s amazing what you’ll learn about someone sitting next to you on an airplane and what you’re willing to tell them. Her perspective about my situation was fresh and non-biased, and the journey “flew” by.
    I’m also making progress in the book that I’m currently reading and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who has been abandoned by another. Angi and I talked about it last week but here it is for everyone to consider:

    The Journey from Abandonment to Healing, by Susan Anderson

    This book absolutely speaks volumes to me! I’m going to read it a second time when I’m finished because I’m sure I’ve cried through some really good parts – Haha. One of the things that I appreciate the most is, at the end of each stage of recovery the author gives you an exercise that will help you deal with that stage. There is something that you can actually DO and it HELPS. For example, the first stage is Shattering (enough said – right?!). The exercise to cope with this stage is to just be in the “moment”; stop your brain and just focus on your senses – sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. This provides for you an escape from your mind in overdrive and helps to reset your thinking. It has worked wonders for me. I can just stand in the shower and listen to the water, feel it’s warmth as it runs down my face, and smell the clean soap smell. My brain gets a rest – the spiral of emotions is broken.

    I hope you all have a great night tonight! See you next week

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  2. Glad you had a good companion for your flight. I definitely am going to try and pick up that book this weekend. It sounds like a must read for me!

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  3. Yes water is very cleansing. Just let all those feelings and stress wash on down the drain. It is good that we have the blog so we all can stay connected. May the rest of your trip and work go well for you. Look forward to hearing stories of who you may sit next to on the way back and what interesting testimonies they will have….

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