I am trying to see the good side of the human species right now. It isn’t going very well. I’ve written and re-written the same paragraph over and over, so I will come back to the thoughts later. For now, here is a pretty picture that describes how I am feeling.
When I was a child, I would ask my mom questions. What happens when we die? What religion are “we”? And other topics that a 6-year-old shouldn’t be tackling. Mamma would give me her answer, and when I would disagree or explain how I didn’t think that the explanation right or more WHY questions, she never got angry that I… Read more »
First, don’t try to shrink yourself down to a weight that others find appropriate. I had gastric bypass in 2011, and I got down to 130, and I felt awful. I’d lost just over 200 pounds in 13 months, and then I gained 60 back. I’ve been at 189-195 since 2015ish. I feel better, and my general health is better,… Read more »
You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you—it’s something inherent.” ~Danielle Koepke You determine your worth. Don’t let others do this… Read more »
I know now I can get started and take one step at a time. It’s OK that everything doesn’t pour out of me perfectly on the first draft. I’m ready to access and acknowledge my own experiences more openly than before. – Unknown I am reminding myself that small steps forward are still in the right direction. We cannot escape… Read more »
When others seem agitated with you take a moment before you internalize it. Is this about you, or is this something else? A feeling of theirs that they are getting to express but not AT you. An emotion or event that they are working through and you happen to be present. If you can not see what you’ve done or… Read more »
Self-Care Sunday – The Tree of Life I like to create stuff. I don’t know that I am any good at it, but I enjoy it, so there is that benefit. After my therapist suggested this activity The Tree of Life, my first thought after seeing the examples was this could be a great art therapy option. I used different… Read more »
Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them now. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will… Read more »
It must be a pain in the arse to be an actor; putting in your best effort on a project, and then your hard work ends up being edited beyond recognition. Of course, after being snipped and jostled about by every other hand after your part is complete, it must be your fault for the piece of utter shite that… Read more »
Do you remember back in the day when the power grid would go down for hours during a storm? Nothing to do but light a candle and wait it out. I remember playing card games, having a conversation with my family and friends. Sit and read by candlelight and just enjoying the silence of the house I miss those days.