It’s not even noon and I’m worried that I’ve wasted the day.
I took today off from work to tend to overdue doctors’ appointments. Ethan will have his four-month check-up (He’s past five months now). And I will have a “new patient” meeting with a primary care physician (This was scheduled over a year ago and then I had to push it farther back because I was too consumed by work).
The word, neglect, has been running through my head for the last day or so. Ethan’s delay in getting to his well-check appointment was due to illness, so it couldn’t be helped. But I’m pretty sure everything else that overwhelms me right now is mostly my fault.
Continue reading “focus on the wins…”
Recently, I reached out to Beth, a friend of mine from my days in the vintage resale community. I had just picked up a cuuuuute ’60s-’70s coat from the thrift store, and thought she might be able to provide more insight into it.
As the conversation evolved, we talked about how we are both stepping out of our comfort zones in many ways—that we’ve been feeling this urge to transform and begin again refreshed.
Continue reading “it’s time for you to be seen… (pt. two)”
There’s something happening right now. Do you feel it?
People are evolving. They’re going through transformations in varying aspects of their lives… and, more importantly, telling others about it.
I’ve been seeing it in bands going on tour, small businesses making brand changes, and people stepping out of their comfort zones.
Continue reading “it’s time for you to be seen… (pt. one)”
The other day, I was thinking about how hard it is to do anything consistently unless I pencil it into my agenda. If I’m not following a general schedule, then I sort of get lost. I get distracted too easily, or let myself linger too long on whatever it is that consumed my attention at the time.
Have you ever heard the saying “energy flows where your attention goes”? If your attention is not on something intentional, then you may be squandering your energy (or even creating a blockage). But by shifting your focus to something you deem important, you can create a positive change in your life or someone else’s.
Continue reading “try out “self-care 7 o’clock” with me…”
Here I am at a children’s indoor playground, where little kids generally run amuck all over the place (AKA an Empath’s living hell). And it’s in the midst of this energetic chaos that I have the sudden urge to dive into this topic.
As an Empath triggered by large crowds, I suppose it’s not surprising that I would pick this moment to write about how to cope with empathic abilities.
Since Empaths easily (and most of the time, without control) absorb the energy of the people and spaces around them, they often find it difficult to distinguish their own feelings from those of others. It can be overwhelming, and sometimes debilitating.
Since the pandemic, a spotlight has been shown upon the importance of mental health and, as a result, the stigma of seeking help is slowly dissipating. Now, armed with the permission of society, many people are seeing themselves for the first time. They are finally paying attention to their minds and bodies, and learning how each reacts under pressure and when faced with extraordinary difficulties. Self-awareness is growing.
Continue reading “being an empath and how to cope”
I’ve never been a morning person. If someone tried to force me out of bed, I’d be pissed. Then I’d be irritable and on edge the rest of the morning (maybe even day).
On the other hand, if it was up to me to get myself up earlier than I normally would, I’d just hit SNOOZE… and keep hitting snooze until, of course, I’d take the few seconds to rationalize why I should just turn the alarm off altogether.
Staying in bed always seemed like the better option—especially in the winter months when it’s literally freezing, and the thought of being on the other side of my comforter was completely ridiculous.
Of course, there have been those days that required me to get up early. And you know what I discovered?
Continue reading “how to add more time to your day…”
The other morning, when my husband asked me what I wanted to accomplish during the day, I had no idea how to answer him.
It wasn’t for a lack of things to do, of course. There’s always SOMETHING.
I couldn’t answer him because my mind was mush. And it wasn’t mush for any particular reason—maybe just a lot of reasonS (plural)…
Continue reading “two quick ways to start the day…”
On Day 4 of my back pain, I could barely move.
I thought I was doing all the right things, and yet the pain kept getting worse.
I pulled some oracle cards on the issue and the messages pointed to setting boundaries, letting go of what no longer serves me, and taking a break from the treadmill of life (AKA be still and be present).
My first AH-HA moment of the day.
It all makes sense. I had already figured that the Universe wanted me to slow down. That’s usually the message when something abruptly puts your life on hold. But I still felt like I needed to KEEP MOVING.
Ugh. Have I learned nothing from my minimalism journey?!
Continue reading “the universe provides…”
I feel a weird bubbling up of something big underneath the surface. (Did anyone else just get that one Encanto song in their head?) Anyway, it’s exciting, even though I’m not quite sure what it’s about yet. But it gives me “new beginnings” and “#mondaymotivation” vibes.
It’s like that feeling right before you run a race. When you’re behind the line, lunged down, with your hands in front of you on the ground, and you’re just waiting for the cue to GO!
Not that I’ve ever been in a proper race, but ya know… when you’re all wound up and just ready. The only thing is that I don’t know what I’m ready for. I just know that I can’t wait, so I just need to DO.
Does that make sense?
Continue reading “are you feeling this shift?”
As I’m trying to figure out how to start this post, I realize that I have a lot going on in my head right now. My thoughts are scattered and nothing sounds right.
While this doesn’t sound too unusual for someone who just birthed a baby, brought a newborn home to sick siblings, is sleep-deprived and experiencing uncomfortable postpartum side effects, and riding an emotional rollercoaster… it’s still annoying.
Continue reading “reset…”