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.
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?
How I pulled myself out of a dark spot using self-care these last two days.… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Emergency Care
I’m still challenged by this, are you?… Read More Self-Care Saturday:Know Your Limits
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucious… Read More Motivational Monday: Do Not Stop!
I’m writing this post in part to try and help myself. I also recognize that it may help someone else. Living with PTSD is a freaking mess. It’s worse when something triggers the anxiety, depression, self-loathing, and all the other messy symptoms. (warning, not gonna censor my language on this one)