Lisa Vanderburg

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Reflecting on reflections: 2020 vision

Reflecting on reflections: 2020 vision

Why do we do what we do? Naturally, I refer to the publishing of buzzes, or articles, or posts.

Why do we... engage? Do we feel that what we know is of imperative value to others? Do we have a need to be heard? A wont to verbosity? A plea to opine? Or do we simply mean to try and reach out that others may make some semblance; some connection, in their own lives.

Is this altruism or is the need ours alone?


For myself, it has taken quite a long time to realize I don't do well with others.

Strange as the person I once was (although I didn't know it at the time), I'm actually content with that. It has become me, and that's okay.

But...what of those who are still struggling with their 'place'?

Allow me a moment of bare knuckle-ness: I have moved so very far from what I thought I was (or where to be) that perspective became the new prism; the 'truth' became a guide.

We are the strangest creatures. We are anomalies. Incongruous with our wont. Inconsistent with our hope. Disingenuous, even to our own hearts.

Yet.....yet. We are perfect. We are what we were made to be. Don't read into that too much.....if you have no religion, it stands to reason that you have no faith. If you happen to think we're here because of an alien bladder, so be it. Been there, done that, wore the tutu.

I have learned I'm better left alone, yet that is no plea nor cry; it just is exactly what I said: I work better alone. I write mainly about Parkinson's Disease, Neurodegeneration, medical...yada, yada. I have a lot of peeps (Neuroscience to patients) in the field that I communicate with, but I don't work with. Why? Because I wish to not be behoven...keeps me clean. 

What, this last decade, have you learned about yourself? Is it okay that you need 'time out'? Is it something that you have to hide from business/family/loved ones, you need quiet...a time to reflect? You are YOU. And that's perfectly good enough.

I'm an old broad. My burden is greater than I'd like, but

Only one piece of advise I'd dare to offer: it's less about looking to your future, it's more about how your future will look back at you. Be precious to yourself - I bet you deserve it. Love -  where and whenever, in abundance.

Happy New Year, cupcakes!


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Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #25

Are we squeezed in like battery chicken? :) My head has plenty of space if you need overflow storage - free to my friends! Wishing you everything wonderful, gentle friend.

Milos Djukic

2 years ago #24

Thank you Lisa Vanderburg! Somehow, I can keep some precious people in my mind, including you, of course, Lisa . Wish you all the best, as always.

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #23

Aw...thank you Milos Djukic!! How on earth do you keep everything in your head? Hoping it doesn't leak and you have a wonderful 2020. :)

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #22

don't believe a word of it Jerry!! That's what I need....a beard! :)

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #21

Lisa, You're a wee slip of a youth to man pushing double sevens. And so it goes.

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #20

Jerry Fletcher...haha....clever and adorable man! Actually, I'm 61 but I love being 80!! Get away with...murder... :) May 2020 be just rich with blessings for you! may be hell for Opticians?

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #19

Thank you so much, Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic...your words are kindness and light! I KNOW I'm strange, but only recently have understood this to be a good thing. :) You are amazing! Wishing you joy, health and love for 2020.

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #18

Very wise, Ian Weinberg! My tutu doesn't fit anymore anyhoo.. :) Thank you and very hopeful new year to you too!

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #17

Lisa, I grew up in a home where I learned to respect my elders. I'm betting you're younger than me but this article earned my continuing respect. May you have a joyous new year!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

2 years ago #16

I always think of myself as a strange but perfect creature. Aren't we all? :-) We all have our "crosses" to carry, but some people bear a much heavier burden than others. Dear Lisa, I wish your burden to be as light as a feather. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Ian Weinberg

2 years ago #15

😂 Ah thanks mate. Best of wishes to you and yours.

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #14

I see, Ian Weinberg, that, besides your neuroscience skills, you are knowledgable in the wardrobe of the ballet dancer and would appear to have skills on the dance floor. After all, it takes tutu tango. A Guid New Year to you and yours, mate. 🤗

Ian Weinberg

2 years ago #13

I guess that all that we've learned from the ancient scripts, contemporary neuroscience, neuropsychology, neuro-immunology and many more hallowed compilations is that it simply all boils down to: meaningful busyness, gratitude, sensitivity and making things better than they were before you engaged with them (value contribution). No need to put on the tutu again! Best wishes to you and yours for 2020.

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #12

Thanks so much Edward Lewellen, my friend!! You are so very intuitive and a teacher of great patience and wisdom to boot, and I am grateful for your comment here. Some of us have to relearn the value of life; stop trying to give it away like trash. See? I was listening! :) I'm a bit of a tree; things move very s l o w l y...

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #11

Hey Dude! A baker's dozen then? :) Happy New Decade to you and your family!

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #10

Life by dozen or is it a dozen of lives anyway it does not matter have A great one whatever it is 😉

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #9

Thanks for the shares Kevin Baker!! My manners....tsk!

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #8

My dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You are ever faithful, unlike me, so I especially appreciate your experienced comment as the absolute King of Paradox! I reckon only fractals are 'perfect', yet many only in essence, not in reality? But you're right: Absolute beauty hides and abides in the conflicting realm of imperfection. May you and your family be blessed this New Year!

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #7

hahaha...“Lang may yer lummy reek”!! Something's reeking alright...have I set my tutu alight again? You, Sir Ken, are very pure quartz sand: indestructible! Happy New Year, Duke of DownUnder. Praying for RAIN and land restored!

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #6

I like your reasoning...I have to choke back small flames from my nostrils :) Thanks Franci - happy New Year to you too!

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #5

Absolutely...we would be unbearable without our flaws! I guess that's why we're perfect? HAppy New Year Kevin Baker!

Ali Anani

2 years ago #4

Dear Lisa Vanderburg It is a lovely coincidence that you write on reflections, which is the topic of my most recent post and the forthcoming one. I read a lot about paradoxes and wrote few posts on this topic. But, you bring to the readers' attention a new paradox. That is "We are the strangest creatures. We are anomalies. Incongruous with our wont. Inconsistent with our hope. Disingenuous, even to our own hearts. Yet.....yet. We are perfect". This is interesting and is worthy of further study. Like some paints they look better with some defaults in them. Defaults that beautify!!! I wish you and your family Happy and Healthy New Year

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #3

excellent insight Lisa Vanderburg! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for such insightful buzz madam.

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #2

Somehow, Lisa, I can’t see Her Grace, the Duchess of Dude (and cupcakes), self proclaimed “old broad”, wearing a tutu. But hey, if the tutu fits ... 🤗 Here’s hoping 2020 will “look back at you” with health, wealth and happiness and “Lang may yer lummy reek”. 🤣😂🤣
Perfect. imperfect or imperfectly perfect, we are who we are. I feel we have to be good to ourselves in order to be genuine to other. Have a healthy and happy new year Lisa Vanderburg.

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