I mentioned last week that I fell into the writing space and as per usual, that meant nothing else got done. A big chunk of that time was spent editing and restructuring these first ten chapters. I might be strange, but I’ve had to admit to myself … I kind of like the self-editing process.… Read More Writing Wednesday: Editing and Revisions
Gestalt therapy rests on five principles based on how people perceive the world around them. The idea is that the mind recognizes patterns, and these patterns fall into groups, or principles. The five patterns are: proximity, similarity, continuity, closure, and connectedness.
Yes, you read that right. If you’re waiting for your sign from the universe, I’m pleased to tell you it’s here. That thing you gave up on, that thing you wish you’d done? You still can, even if you failed. Try again. There’s a catch to trying again, a couple of catches actually, but stay… Read More Motivational Monday: Try Again
There are certain textures, and this is highly individual, that provoke a reaction from each of us. Some people like the feel of a feather, a certain fabric, a squishy ball… others prefer the weight of a stone, the shock of ice against warm skin, or the pressure of a massage setting in a shower.
It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of the world around us and let the general upheaval to daily life take us away from appreciating what we have… and that’s without a pandemic. Now is the time to pull back from things beyond our control and list out the things we’re thankful for, to… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Thankfulness
Well, I didn’t intend to leave everyone hanging for the past week. I sort of fell into writing and well, we won’t discuss the disaster in my house as a result. I clearly still need an adult when I get into writing. Anyone wanna be my nanny? The great news is, I’ve reorganized a bit… Read More Freeform Friday: Whoops?
Yes, we all eat at some point. But isn’t that the thing about meals? It’s easy to just sort of rush through them. Either eating quickly or, doing what I’m guilty of doing on a fairly often basis, eating while doing other things, isn’t allowing ourselves the opportunity to get into the meal before us.… Read More Soothing Sunday: Savor a Meal
Watching a sunrise or sunset might not seem like self-care, and if you don’t enjoy doing it, it’s not. It also doesn’t count if you watch it just to take pictures and post on social media while you’re doing it. Leave the internet for a few minutes, step outside, and watch. Do you hear birds?… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Watch a Sunrise/Sunset
In my bio, I mention having a calico ball of fluff and a slightly deranged husky mix. I decided today was the day to run some introductions and history about them.
I had a very rough weekend. I’m going to talk about it for two reasons. One, it may help someone to know how I handle the really huge anxiety attacks. Two, I often feel like a fake, writing about how to handle anxiety, depression, and PTSD when I still struggle so hard with them. Yes,… Read More Top Skills Thursday: Triggered and Fighting