[Continuation] Self-Care for Holiday Blues: Pt. 4 – Express Yourself!
Too many people walk around like continuously inflating balloons. They hold all of their feelings and emotions until they pop! That’s not the healthiest way to navigate life.
Self-Care for 2020 Holiday Blues: Pt. 3 – Get Moving!
We’re going to keep fighting those holiday blues by building our Emotional First Aid Kits (EFAKs). Remember that your EFAK is completely and totally yours. Your kit won’t look like mine, and vice versa. However, I highly recommend having something in your kit that: Makes you laugh. Makes you move. Helps you express how you are feeling in healthy ways. Enables …
Self-Care for 2020 Holiday Blues: Pt. 2 – Start Laughing!
My previous post was something of an introduction to facing the 2020 holiday season when feeling less than jolly. I mentioned the need to develop what I call your personal Emotional First Aid Kit. In today’s post, I’ll give some examples of things to include in your plan for care and your kit that are meant to make you laugh.
Self-Care for 2020 Holiday Blues: Pt. 1
For some people, this holiday season isn’t jolly. I was asked to offer some thoughts about how to navigate the holiday blues of 2020.
Can You Hear Me?
If we don’t raise our voices toward each other, we will lose our ability to hear one another’s hearts.
Permission to Feel
In “sistah-gurl” fashion, I began to tell God how angry I was with Him…
The Danger of Habituation
Demand AND work for change until the stimuli of unnecessary suffering at the hands of unjust, misguided and ill-wrought systems are completely eradicated for the greater good of all people.
There are only 2 days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so TODAY is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama I couldn’t believe it. Like other human beings in the world (in my mind, you weren’t human if …
The Chaos of Re-Creation
I am a gentle soul that sometimes reveals sharp claws. When I am undergoing transformation, I tend to be irritable, moody, depressive, and snarky. I don’t typically want to be around other people, and I certainly have less patience with and tolerance for people being in my “space.” I used to be oblivious to this part of my personality. But …
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