September is here. School is back on. Autumn is 3 weeks away. This has always been a time of change for me. I've found myself so dysregulated lately, the last week particularly, and I have seen it as another opportunity to explore. Why am I so stressed out? My daughter is going back to school. … Continue reading Changes.
I have a negative relationship with aggression. I don't like it. I don't find it productive in any meaningful way. It's mean, forceful, divisive and just not in line with the way I believe life can be. Nobody wants to be harassed into doing or thinking something to avoid trouble with someone who is unrelenting … Continue reading Aggressive.
What we focus our awareness on is what we react and respond to. Anything. The cold of the morning breeze. The bugs in the air. The rain. Our mind is always reacting to something. Have you noticed? Have you also noticed that sometimes things will remind you of a past occurrence? Rain can remind you … Continue reading Awareness.
Avoiding caffeine should be simple. Why isn't it? Just don't consume it. It's not good for me and I feel that I struggle so much with it. I know how negatively it factors in my life and how it doesn't support my best self. Why can't I just walk away? There's a lot to unpack … Continue reading Caffeine.
I am the Queen of Avoidance. I say this not as a brag or a proclamation of my greatness, but as a description of the hereditary and culturally upheld nature of this trait. When I was growing up, there was a familiar refrain "ignore it and it will go away." Variations of this included "don't … Continue reading Feel No Evil.
What are your surroundings like? Do you like the items you have in your home? Do you like the sights and sounds of your city and neighborhood? Do you like the smells in your bedroom? Do you feel like you are able to relax in most of the places you frequent? I've struggled with my … Continue reading Surroundings.
Note: This post has a few topics that I don't explain. Polyvagal Theory and Mental Diet are the two biggest ideas that I would encourage you to run through Google in order to gain some insight. There is a good amount of information out there so I don't feel the need to add my perspective/voice … Continue reading Music.