“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” ― Richard Bach, Illusions This is one of my favorite quotes, and a favorite author. I don’t agree with everything he says but I am unwavering in my belief that this quote sums up a concept we each must become intimately familiar… Read More Motivational Monday: Be true to yourself
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
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
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
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?
Playtime isn’t just for kids, but it is a serious thing. How long has it been since you played? I found this TED Talk and it really drives home why we should be playing around. Take a look and think about it.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re physically alone most of the time, or surrounded by people; finding your tribe is a key component of motivation. Your tribe are the people who keep you moving when your own motivation is low.
I think everyone can agree, the idea of “normal life” has been shoved out the door for a hot minute. In the wake of that, I know myself and many others are struggling to adapt and find a “new normal.” It’s hard though, because all the routines are missing.