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Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
serving Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.
All appointments are virtual.


JDP_IrishphotoHappy St. Patrick's Day!

What's your take on luck? Do you have lucky moments? Are you a lucky person?

Are others lucky?

Here's a piece from my morning journal.

I believe less in luck as I see what goes into creating a life. Yet, at the same time, with so much unpredictability in the complexity of the universe, I think every moment of existence is lucky.

What does luck and lucky mean to you?

I'm just back from a delightful children's program at Books and Cookies in Santa Monica with DidiPop performing. I sang a brief solo of Molly Malone to the little children and their parents. So I'm feeling happy and a bit Irish today.

Fun teaching the children what a wheelbarrow is and what cockles and mussels are. 

I explored more about what I feel about luck this morning in my journal. Here are some entries. See what you think.

  • I'm not lucky: I work hard, study and share.
  • I am lucky:  I have the genes, the friends, the country and the planet where my life happens.
  • I'm not lucky: I make my luck through preparation.
  • I am lucky: The climate, the earthquake, flood, tsunami, volcano potential, crashing comets and asteroids, viruses and bacteria, the out-of-control bus or falling airplane didn't destroy my preparations.
  • I'm not lucky: I think, plan and act on my plans.
  • I am lucky: I am able to think, plan and act.
  • I'm not lucky: I love and am loved in return.
  • I am lucky: I love and am loved in return.

What might you add or change from your point of view about luck?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Written by Joanna Poppink, MFT. Joanna is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in eating disorder recovery, stress, PTSD, and adult development.

She is licensed in CA, AZ, OR, FL, and UT. Author of the Book: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder

Appointments are virtual.

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