Honestly, I feel a bit like a fake lately. Here I am sharing tips and skills, and I’m barely holding it together. At least, from my view I’m barely holding it together. A friend recently said, “You’re holding yourself to some crazy standards thinking that you aren’t enough.” Well, perhaps. I hold myself to the… Read More Freeform Friday: Taking my own advice
This week has been crazy busy. I absolutely do not approve. I didn’t exactly have a choice in crunching appointments in back to back, but I really dislike doing it. I work a later shift, and I have my mornings to myself. I am fiercely protective of my morning hours. Having to give them up… Read More Freeform Friday: Lots of thoughts
Well, it seems the depression and anxiety are just not really getting better. Awesome. I can’t count the times I’ve been here. Things just become so big and so overwhelming that my state of mind starts looking like “white girl can’t” from an infomercial. Top that off with a nasssty fatigue crash, and I’ve had… Read More Freeform Friday: Oh, I know this place
Sometimes, when I look around at my life and my current state of mind I get frustrated, but also encouraged. That sense of encouragement is really important right now, as I fight the depression. It’s all about knowing that while I feel like a ship left behind on a dried up lake… I know that… Read More Freeform Friday: Looking at reality
I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
(Please note, the image for this post will be me in a relatively short time.) Well, another week has flown by. I’m having my usual Friday morning feeling of, “I didn’t accomplish anything this week.” I hate that feeling because it’s so rarely true. Still, not seeing progress in any tangible way is often frustrating.… Read More Free-form Friday: Just an update on me
I’m sharing this in part because I feel I owe everyone an explanation for dropping off the face of the earth. Also, it’s possible that somewhere in here, I’ll have information that will help someone who is just beginning their struggle with post-covid symptoms. This will be a long post as there is much to… Read More Freeform Friday: An abbreviated version of the past year of my life.
Getting back to working the day job, doing physical therapy, and preparing everything has proven to be a bit more challenging than expected. I’m not giving up, but I am going to push the relaunch of the blog, newsletter, and social media back to Feb. 14. The biggest challenge is learning what sends me hurtling… Read More Slight delay
I’m sure many reading this are like me, fully isolated, or close to it, and living alone. It creates the perfect environment for touch deprivation to set in. Touch deprivation is a real issue because physical contact with others relieves stress, releases hormones that improve mood, creates bonding experiences, and so much more. Humans need… Read More Soothing Sunday: Touch Deprivation and Isolation
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.