I did a thing last summer that was a very big deal for me. I took my car to the car wash before pre-cleaning it. This was a MAJOR exercise in exposure to shame, and my inner-good-girl-perfectionist (who I thought I had managed to manage) was FREAKING OUT. See here’s the thing: I have some … Continue reading When your car’s too dirty to take to the wash…
I have been avoiding. It’s been a long time since I posted to this blog. Whole seasons have come and gone. I’ve had some fun and experienced some challenges, and in the back of my mind have been these niggling thoughts about the blog. Most of the time, the thoughts have been something like this: … Continue reading Avoiding avoidance by writing this blog post
My emotional piggy bank has been middling for the past 3 years. When I teach emotion regulation skills, I talk about a specific set of skills that’s designed to help us reduce our vulnerability to negative emotions. These skills include taking care of our bodies by addressing physical illness, balanced eating and sleep, avoiding mood … Continue reading Re-filling the piggy bank
My days usually begin with willfulness. My alarm rings, or one of my kids (most likely the little one) wakes up, and my body is jolted from slumber before it’s ready. Usually, I grumble. If the alarm is the culprit, I roll over and hit snooze. Sometimes, I do this more than once. If it’s … Continue reading My willingness teacher
Welcome to my blog! My first post is coming soon... until then, Lokah samastha sukhino bhavantu. May all the beings in all the world be well.