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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson   2013

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Please click on the images to enlarge.
Please click on link below for further information.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

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 🎂27 December 2019 27 February 2020🎂!!

🎂TWO MONTHS!!!!! 🎂

YAAAAAY!!!!!

Please click on link!
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/892-yes-lightluminousradiance-yes-greenfirehandsfeetdance-turningturningturning/

🎂FRANKIE (left foot) + STEIN (right foot)🎂

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  GRATITUDE for YOUR Ha! Ha! ADVENTURES!
APPRECIATION for YOUR caring WOW kind PRESENCE!

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HEAL / THY !!!!!

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Back to WORKING OUT @ Y! I wheeled’ OUTSIDE in my wheelchair for cardio! Standing UP again!

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FRANKIE (left foot) + STEIN (right foot)

GAME!!!!!

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Sort

the

12 pictures

below

in chronological healing order

from surgery date

through today,

  the TWO month post-op date!

 

YAAAAY!!!!!

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How did YOU do?

HA!

WHEEEEEE!!!

 

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HEAL / THY

HEALING

is
a

practice

a

daily

dedicated

commitment

demanding

RADICAL ACCEPTANCE

RADICAL HOPE

PERSEVERING PATIENCE

LUMINOUS FAITH LIGHT

SELF-ADVOCACY

LIVING LOVE

LAUGHing LAUGHING laughING.

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I am still swimming the English Channel in the turbulent waters of RECOVERY.
Months/MILES to go!!!!
I will arrive at the shores of restoration!!!!!

My DECISION

with

my WOW crew’s*

essential

GOT Y/OUR BACK

WORDACTION!

 

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SELECTING

INVITING

WELCOMING

a

*‘crew’

who are

my

awe-ma-ZING ZING ZING

DEPENDABLE

BAND of BROTHERSISTERS*!

 

*YOUR

wordaction

+

YOUR

irreplaceable/unique/shining/wonder

PRESENCE*

*emails, texts, cards, calls

is/was

spot ON

luminous,

GRACE LOVE,

and

beaUtiful!!!!!

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YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

YOU KNOW I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!

GOLD!

💐

GALAXIESOCEANSSKIES

of

THANK  YOU!!!

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YOUR

PRESENCE

shOWing UP

was/is

THE

ELIXIR!!!!!

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HEAL / THY

is

a
conscious

CHOICE!!!!!

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RisingING

RESURGENCE!!!

 

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BELIEVE.

BELIEF.

BE YOU.

 

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To THE REMARKABLE physical Therapist,

👑Lisa Richardson👑 / Twin Cities Orthopedic.

Lisa!

U are a creative Coltrane GIANT STEPS genius!

I am so blessed that I fell off my fat tire bike 2 years ago March!
Ha! Ha! Ha!

Think of the revolution that has occurred since then!!

U are a remarkable woman.

Thank U for seeing me as a dynamic fearless YES Olympian

rather than a limiting ‘label’ loaded with below sea level expectations
bc of my congenital physical challenge
aka ‘FANCY ARCHITECTURE’ (your wonderful term!)!

We are an innovative maverick team >

y/our heal/thy YES energy has infused
not only my bodybrain>

but, my heart + soul as well.

Blessings flow.

Thank YOU, Lisa!

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Don’t hide yourself

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MY RAF K9 JASPAR OBI TAUGHT ME YES LOVE + YES LOVING IS THE ELIXIR OF FOXHOLE MATES

JASPAR OBI

JASPAR – TREASURE in Persian + OBI – HEART in West African
Naming is a sacred blessing.

👑WARRIOR👑

30 April 2007 – Veteran’s Day,  11 November 2019

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HEAL / THY

THY / HEAL

HEAL / THY

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INDIVIDUALS

NAVIGATING

CHRONIC INVISIBLE* / VISIBLE CHALLENGES

*BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY IRREGULARITIES CAUSED
BY CONGENITAL and/or EXTERNAL EVENTS

MUST CAPTAIN THEIR SHIPS

IN UNKNOWN

VAST SEAS OF CALM + TURBULENCE.

RESPONSIBLE.

ACCOUNTABLE.

NO EXCUSES.

NO BAITS.

NO HOOKS.

CLEAN.

CLARITY.

AWARENESS of SELF-SABOTAGE.

AWARENESS of EXTERNAL SABOTAGE.

 

ESSENTIAL

to

LOCATE / COMMIT

the

BEST RESOURCES

WHO SEE/CHAMPION YOU

and

NAVIGATE

with

SELF-LOVE.

 

 

NEVER to be POSITIONED as a VICTIM or a HOSTAGE!

 

YOU

are

NOT at FAULT

or

to feel guilty,

or

less than whole

or

be blamed,

or

live as a ‘pathology’

yet,

IT IS VITAL to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

to be

proper and caring

GARDENERS!

YOU ARE YOU!!!

IRREPLACEABLE / UNREPEATABLE

 

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Don’t hide yourself

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OWNING Y/OUR  STORY!!!!!

WITH
THE

STRENGTH

and

PURSUIT

OF:

GOD’S GRACE

HUMILITY

RADICAL ACCEPTANCE

VULNERABILITY

RISK

WILLINGNESS

RADICAL HOPE

BEING KNOWN

SELF-RESPECT

RESURGENCE

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 👑WARRIORS👑

 

Image result for life said you cant withstand the storm Warrior replied

Instead of lamenting to God

how BIG your troubles are,

show your troubles

how BIG your God IS.”

Thank you, KBH!

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Brava / Bravo

for choosing

team members

whose minds, bodies, spirits

contribute

to your healing long term. 

Thank you, ALK!

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People tell stories to make sense of their suffering;
when they turn their diseases
into stories,
they find healing.
Arthur  W. Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories.
Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering:
they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic.
Frank identifies three basic narratives of illness
in
restitution, chaos, and quest.
Restitution narratives
anticipate getting well again and give prominence to the technology of cure.
In chaos narratives,
illness seems to stretch on forever, with no respite or redeeming insights.
Quest narratives
are about finding that insight as illness is transformed
into a means for the ill person to become someone new.

 

 

 

A HEAVYWEIGHT RESPONSIBILITY.

YES, SUCCESS IS A DAILY PRACTICE
of
PATIENCE,
HUMILITY,
and
DISCIPLINE.
THERE IS NO SHAME IN WHO WE ARE.

ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!!! 

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Don’t hide yourself

 

SELF-ADVOCACY!

RADICAL HOPE!

NO SHAME!

NO GUILT!

TELLING YOUR TRUTH!

STEPPING UP!

LOVE amaZING!

BRAVE!

GIANT STEPS!

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FYI:

INDIVIDUALS

who

NAVIGATE

CHRONIC

INVISIBLE / INVISIBLE CHALLENGES

  are

NOT

DEFINED by their CHALLENGES!

ABSOLUTELY  NOT!

Need FACTS? 

Please click on the link!
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/disability-disrespect-can-you-play-the-violin-equally-to-itzhak-perlman-no-does-that-mean-you-are-disabled-what-is-essential-is-invisible-to-the-eye-the-little-prince/

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’37 Seconds’ on Netflix

👑WARRIOR👑

An aspiring manga artist with cerebral palsy seeks liberation
— and sexual experience —
in Hikari’s stereotype-defying drama.
https://variety.com/2020/film/reviews/37-seconds-review-1203488025/
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2020/02/13/films/film-reviews/37-seconds/#.XkgKWRd7nUo

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👑WARRIOR👑

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - By: Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Offers new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists,
The Body Keeps the Score 
exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal
—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Trauma and Recovery|Judith L. Herman

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                                                                     👑WARRIOR👑

Real LIVED LIFE of:

ROBERT WHITTAKER

https://polarwarriors.com/bipolar-disorder-tools-help-discovering-the-master-trigger/
A channel dedicated to those who live
the invisible challenge of bipolar.
This channel isn’t only for the millions of “Polar Warriors”
it is for ALL who

LOVE

someone
with the invisible challenge of bipolar.
and
want to understand more about
what it means to have bipolar .
Through the support, encouragement, education, and tools
found in these videos,
you HOPEFULLY will find yourself on a better path
to becoming your
GREATEST version!

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

👑WARRIOR👑

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/silver_linings_playbook
https://www.vulture.com/2012/12/ask-a-psychiatrist-how-does-silver-linings-playbook-handle-mental-illness.html

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REAL LIVED LIFE STORIES:

Beloveds

 

RYAN WILLIAM COTTOR

👑 WARRIOR 👑
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/841-winter-solsoul-stice-elegance-3-4-5-2018-catherine-l-johnson-dedicated-to-the-bountiful-grace-luminosity-of-holly-cottor-on-her-birthday/

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CONNIE CATES SHELLA

👑WARRIOR👑
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/847-she-in-the-dark-found-light-brighter-than-many-ever-see-connie-cates-shella-5-september-1954-23-january-2019/

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EDNA CATHERINE STRAND COTTOR

👑WARRIOR👑

My maternal Grandmother navigated severe rheumatoid arthritis + bedridden at 53.
Left to right: my brother Bill, me, my Grandma, and my sister, Lynne Johnson Omlie.
Brilliant, remarkable woman whose compelling presence defied her physical restrictions.
Adored by my Grandfather – they created/nurtured a dynamic, tender loving partnership.

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RICHARD HAROLD JOHNSON

👑WARRIOR 👑
My beloved Daddy navigated bipolar.
He was a WARRIOR. He fought for the quality of my life.
He was THE LOVE of my Mother’s life.
My brothers: Dr. William Johnson Omlie + Blake Johnson Omlie. I took them on 8/24/18. Sacred.

 

 

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YES

SUPPORTIVE CHOIR / CIRCLE
OF

SELECTED INDIVIDUALS

WHO ARE

DEPENDABLE,

SACRED LISTENERS,

TENDER,
HONEST – CALL YOU OUT,

LOVING,

VALIDATE,

TRUSTWORTHY,
LOYAL,

NO DHA MANIPULATION

(Drama Hysteria Acting)
and

CELEBRATE

YOU!

 

 

THEY
are
YOUR HEAL/THY ENSEMBLE!
THEY
are

THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS:

” I SEE YOU!!!! ”

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My
cherished, intimate and prevailing
relationships
are with those who are
responsible, dedicated and strive
to

RISE UP!

HEAL/THY!

ADVENTUROUS!

YES!

 

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Don’t hide yourself

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THE GIFT OF BEING SEEN AS COMPLEX/WHOLE IS VICTORIOUS BEAUTY, WONDER + AWE!
A CHOIR OF MULTIPLES OR A SINGULAR LOVED ONE IS THE TOUCHSTONE OF YES! 

I KNOW. YOU KNOW.

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TODAY!  13 February 2020
MY SNAKESKIN PRINT COMPRESSION LEGGINGS > HELPS TO “DE-SWELL” FRANKIE/STEIN!

 

 

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GREETINGS

from

FRANKIE

(left foot)

and

STEIN

(right foot)!!!

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Orthopedic reconstruction surgery #55 DAY: WHEEEEEEE!
ALL my toes and major joints – hips / right knee – were congenitally dislocated.
27 December 2019
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/892-yes-lightluminousradiance-yes-greenfirehandsfeetdance-turningturningturning/

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Post op: 3 February 2020

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Post-op: 13 February 2020

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NO SHAME! 

The lengthy HEAL/THY process demands loving love. 

I am

so proud

of

loved ones

who continuously navigate

CHRONIC INVISIBLE / VISIBLE CHALLENGES

who

FALL and RISE

FALL and RISE 

FALL and RISE 

with

grace,

stalwart faith,

YES!

compassion,

GIANT STEPS,

and

courage

– ALL 

decorated

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RAF PILOTS

CAPTAINS!!!

👑WARRIORS👑

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I know it is not fair – hard,
excruciating,
beyond the pale
when we
feel all alone.
 

We are not victims.

We own our story.

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We
acknowledge our vulnerabilities.
We
make self-aware choices
with
WOW creativity,
heroic dignity,
loving love,
over the top humor,
and 

GIANT STEPS!!!!!!

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YES

DECISIONS / CHOICES

for

RISING:

🌪VICTIM 🌪 >  🌲SURVIVOR🌲  👑WARRIOR👑

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/pine-tree-appeal-heaven-1998-2000

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FOR  👑VICTORIOUS 👑YOU !

rosE FIRE series 2018

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/800-rose-fire-i-vii-april-2018-appear-hide-gold-pearls-or-snakes-scorpions/

 

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Don’t hide yourself

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BLOOOMING

bouquets of gratitude
and 

 my boundless appreciation

of

loved ones

who entrusted me

with their luminous sacred beauty

their story,

their truth,

their grit.

Blessings to YOU!!!

HONOR!

RESPECT!

ADMIRATION!

 

YOU

are

treasures,

remarkable,

shining,

rare,

beautiful,

unique

beloved

jewels!!!!

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Don’t hide yourself

 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

Michele Needs a Kidney

How can someone help?

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON