Isn’t this the happiest tiger in the world? Look how good that stretch feels! As the days drag along, we carry so much stress in our bodies. It becomes almost a default posture to sit at a desk and hunch over. Then, we get home and find everything from our shoulders up is hard as… Read More Soothing Sunday: Stretch!
While stimulation play has been recognized to help with ADD/ADHD and even with those who are on the autism spectrum, it’s also a great help in reducing stress and anxiety in neuro-typicals (those of us without those particular problems). The reason it works for anxiety is, in the simplest terms, it gives the brain something… Read More Top Skills Thursday: “Stimming”
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
Being able to defuse stress in your muscles is a great way to self-soothe. Even though we’re not able to reach every part of our bodies, there are ways we can use self-massage to reduce tension. Some of the benefits of this practice include renewed energy, better sleep, and even fewer headaches.
I don’t think I know of anyone who doesn’t have a hobby, however neglected it may be. Hobbies are so varied, and we have to admit we enjoy them or they wouldn’t catch our interest the way they do, right? But when life gets busy, they’re often the first thing to go. It’s too bad… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Enjoy a Hobby