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Trying to Escape Chronic Stress

For as long as I can remember I have been a bundle of stress. Even during the most happy and relaxed days. There was always an undertone of stress. I can’t escape it. I never will. Chronic stress is forever It has taken me a while to come to terms with this. Honestly, the first…Read more

Self Care: Parenting Yourself

As much as I enjoy the more impractical and enjoyable parts of self care, the larger more important part is parenting yourself. Doing for yourself what your parents and teachers used to do, everything we grumbled about and cursed them for. Now we get to grumble and curse ourselves because it is necessary and healthy…Read more

36 [Unorthodox] Ways To Meditate

The Following are just a quick look at many (but not all) different kinds of meditation available. Regular Sit or Lay down, make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally while you focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Candle/Gazing Sitting comfortably have…Read more

36 [Unorthodox] Ways To Meditate

The Following are just a quick look at many (but not all) different kinds of meditation/ ways to meditate available. Regular Sit or Lay down, make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally while you focus your attention on the breath. On how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Candle/Gazing Sitting…Read more

Chronic Stress

For as long as I can remember I have been stressed. From finding out about my anxiety when I was around 13, to worrying about weight, appearance, grades, if people liked me, the future, you name it, while growing up. At sixteen I landed at my doctors with chest pain, and by seventeen it had…Read more

Taking Up Space

All my life I have been told or treated like I’ve been taking up too much space. I know I’m not the only one who has been told “to be seen and not heard”┬áto quiet down, to “sshhh”. Or had people cut them what seems like a wide berth. I’ve gotten all this even when…Read more

My Illness, My Life

This week has been a particularly difficult one. I over extended myself over the weekend (which for me is a Tuesday and Wednesday night, yaay midnights!) and after doing too much over those days I am paying the price. Yet I am not the only one paying the price, my companion animals, my boyfriend (K),…Read more

The Never Ending Health Journey

It seems that getting healthy is a never ending journey. A really rocky never ending journey. I have recently had an unhealthy relapse into junk food and high stress and am suffering the consequences. Back to reading other blogs on the subject, back to Pinterest and their endless supply of (delicious!) healthy recipes and self…Read more