Hey Brave Friends, I’ve had a hard health week. Lyme came in full force on Monday and has gotten progressively worse throughout the week, which, for me, means arthritic-like pain, keep-me-in-bed fatigue, and the inability to think well. I kept hoping it would lift, but here it is Saturday and it hasn’t. Because of my … More A Short Letter to My Brave Friends
f you’re anything like me, and I’m betting you are, life has dealt you a few disappointments.
Some disappointments are easier to get over: Someone took the last bowl of cereal. Your favorite restaurant is closed on Sundays and you’re starving. The dentist was out of red freebie toothbrushes at your cleaning.
Others aren’t as easy to get over. The worst are devastating: Losing your business during the recession. A broken relationship that simply won’t mend. A chronic illness.
For me, disappointment stopped my dreaming. Why bother? Even if I got to have my dream, I’d end up losing it anyway. … More 3 Questions to Help You Start Dreaming Again
I keep trying to make myself finish the blog that’s supposed to post today. I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna think about the content (getting out of my rut), I just want to enjoy the romantic get-away with my husband in Moss Beach. Talk about self-care, right? So that’s what I’m doing. I’m enjoying! Breaking … More Self-Caring Your Way Out of the Pit of Despair: Weekend Get-Away
I’m disconnected from my body.
Settle down. I’m not practicing astro travel or having out-of-body experiences. I’ve just disconnected, disassociated. I don’t listen to its basic needs. I don’t rest it. I don’t feed it right. I push it to exhaustion, then drink caffeine to get more done. I stress it out. And I work it too much.
Then, I get mad at it when it gets sick. … More Self-Caring Your Way Out of the Pit of Despair: Step #2 Body, Mind, Spirit
You know all those “shoulds” in life? The ones constantly pulling at you? You should eat healthy. You should exercise. You should clean the house. You should volunteer more at the kids’ school. You should make more time for your friends. You should fix that relationship. You should do (fill in the blank) to make so-and-so happy. Shoulding gives away power. … More Self-Caring Your Way Out of the Pit of Despair: Step #1 Taking Your Power Back
It takes courage for us to admit that we’re descending into the Pit of Despair. It takes bravery to reach for the sunlight that we can’t see, but know exists. It takes guts to have an honest conversation with ourself and create a plan. Committing to the plan is the ultimate brave act. … More Self-Caring Your Way Out of the Pit of Despair