Every year I put out plants in a container garden. Success varies because of a wide variety of factors. In fact, one year, I had some sort of moth lay eggs on my broccoli. I went to work with healthy young plants. I came home to little green sticks remaining where these fat, green babies… Read More Freeform Friday: Gardening Surprise
Today I’m tackling another skill that has been subjected to a lot of scrutiny and criticism, generally from those who don’t understand what it’s about. Radical acceptance is a powerful tool for change and reducing internal turmoil. In hopes of avoiding triggering anyone, I’m going to use an analogy and let you translate that into… Read More Top-Skills Thursday: Radical Acceptance
Yep, I’m distracted. I’m making progress, but my brain is inundated with new ideas for writing projects outside of the one I’m focusing on! It’s both a good problem to have, and a stumbling block. When I write, I “hear” the voices of the characters and “see” the scenes playing out. Right now, this is… Read More Writing Wednesday: Distracted Writer!
We’ve reached the end of the series on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I know it took a while to get here, but as was shown, it’s a complex, multifaceted therapy. The entire course takes a full six months of weekly group sessions in addition to some pretty intense individual sessions. It’s a commitment of time,… Read More Therapy Tuesday: DBT Wrap-Up
I had a conversation with a friend recently and we discussed what we expect in a relationship. She’s hoping to find someone, but not having much luck. I asked what she expected and what I got in response was a list most would agree is a bare minimum for a relationship that isn’t toxic. We… Read More Motivational Monday: Don’t Undersell Yourself
Sometimes we need a soothing break when there simply is no time for it. We’re in the middle of a meeting, surrounded by children, or otherwise unable to step away and take a minute. There are ways to self-soothe even in those busy moments, and they only take a few seconds.
In a world staggering beneath a pandemic, I’ve been thankful for the technology that allows me to stay in touch with friends and family. Some are on the other side of the planet, and others are even in the same town. But the fact is, not all technology is helpful, and some of it has… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Unplug
I had to admit that “Funny Friday” wasn’t going as smoothly as I wanted it to. I’m better at humor in the moment than I am planning it out. I’m worse at sharing humor from the web when I know a million people already saw it. I don’t even share funny things to my friends… Read More Freeform Friday: Birth of a Poet
Yes, sleep is a skill! Well, managing your sleep patterns is one. Too much sleep is as unhealthy as too little sleep. Also, interrupted sleep is bad for you as well! So why does sleep hygiene matter, and what is it anyway?
Skipping over the bleh that I’ve been under… I’ve managed to complete 9 chapters of the Half-Life series. I have NO idea what I’ll call the individual books yet. I’ll figure that out when I get them done. So, at this point, I’ve got Lauren in the afterlife. She’s had a chance to say goodbye… Read More Writing Wednesday: “Half-Life of a Soul” Update!