Face it, the world is a crazy place. It seems to have become moreso in the past few years, no matter who you ask or what they think is craziest about it. Self-soothing is a fantastic way to keep your emotional state somewhere that allows you to function through it all. It can go terribly… Read More Soothing Sunday: When self-soothing goes wrong
We are human. We have emotions. Most of us in the US don’t allow enough time to process those emotions in a healthy way because we’re taught to bottle things up and never let it out. When something truly world-shifting happens, especially when it’s something painful, we suddenly find ourselves with a broken bottle and… Read More Soothing Sunday: Set a Timer
I’m going to be a little more focused today because recent conversations with my adult children have brought to mind the importance of soothing yourself as a parent. It doesn’t matter, especially, whether you have a newborn or a teen, you need to be able to soothe yourself because kids are hard work! Not only… Read More Soothing Sunday: Tips for Parents
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
Mother’s Day is a difficult day. Yes, you read that right.… Read More Soothing Sunday: Mother’s Day
Do you, like me, swallow your feelings so hard they never get a chance to come out until they explode?
We both know that’s a really bad habit with a whole boatload of trouble that will eventually unload on us, right?
So, today, let’s practice not doing that, but in ways that are healthy. Let’s find a way to let it out and use that internal space for something better.… Read More Soothing Sunday: Let it out!
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.
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