Did you know shaking your body quickly and intensely - like a dog shakes - is a quick way to reset your system and lessen anxiety? I learned it from one of my doctors, and it actually works really well. I just get so anxious I forget how to deal with anxiety, so today, I will write out some reminders for myself, and maybe you'll find some helpful tidbits too...
Talking about rape, abortion, adoptions - also the last 20 years of my life. Don't read it if you don't want to read about yucky stuff. Go anywhere else on my blog, there's plenty.
In the face of death and tragedy, it is normal to cling to the idea of life, joy, and happiness. The problem arises, though, because most people do not want to accept that none of these things can be held on to. It is an awful and sobering reality to see people merely going to... Continue Reading →
Part 1 Part 2 Do I “choose” to be bipolar, or someone “chooses” to be a narcissist? No, no one chooses their chemistry or childhood; no one chooses their nurture or their nature. They do, however, choose what to do with it. This is difficult to accept, too. It took me so long to let... Continue Reading →
Part 1 I see so many rueful statements about how they “just keep attracting [label].”Everyone in your life is a reflection of your feelings on yourself. Garbage In/Garbage Out doesn’t just apply to data and programming. I’ve had my share of misery handed and I’ve handed out my share of misery. If you struggle with... Continue Reading →
I have no idea what it is like to be inside someone else’s mind or skin. Similarly, though likely less important, I have no idea what other people’s Facebook feeds look like. I used to love going on Facebook, because I ignore almost all of my friends and read articles of inspirational or intriguing ..... Continue Reading →
The first week of summer has concluded, and I am fucking exhausted. It's not that I did a lot - I didn't. I can't. Normally, the kids are in summer camp, but I am on disability, and $2,000/month (Yes, really, and that's cheap) is just not feasible. I cannot go back to work yet, because... Continue Reading →
I have a huge problem with most self help "guru's" or salespeople. Maybe I am too literal, I've been accused of this before, but when I think of self help, I think of myself helping...myself. If I am spending $10 - $3000 for someone else to tell me what to do, I don't consider it... Continue Reading →