If you, like me, suffer from the throes of anxiety or find yourself catastrophizing in even the smallest of issues (me every time I am faced with a difficult parking situation...) then I implore you give yourself a little media checkup.
Despite my best efforts I am still bombarded by thoughts about being trapped in this strange limbo for forever. In me this produces incessant sleepiness during the day and sleepless during the night. And also eating large amounts of calories that I'm not really hungry for - they just taste really really hit good and … Continue reading Coronatine Adventures – “Do the next right thing” (Friday, March 27th)
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Here's some radical honesty for you: If we aren't friends. If we aren't involved in each others lives. If we aren't spending quality time together of some sort. Then I don't want to care for your children. Not even if you pay me.
When people learn that I meditate with an app that I actually have to PAY for they ask incredulously, "Is it really worth it to pay that much for an app that teaches you how to sit down and breathe???" Lemme tell ya all about it.
I'm no stranger to digital detoxes. I'm one of those weirdos that shuts her phone off at like 8:30, often leaves it locked in the console of her car, and has been known to airplane mode it and shove it in a drawer on the regular. I mean, people have survived without these addictive devices for centuries - surely I can survive without mine for a few hours or overnight. And I do. I survive quite well without the blasted thing.
I am meeting my first student on my first day at a therapeutic riding center. Like me, Elli has vibrant red hair. She's petite with glasses and clearly very friendly because we just met and she has no lack for words. As we prep for the ride I learn bits and pieces about her. She's been riding for 20-something years. She's 23 years old. She's a writer - working on her first book. And she hates "going down the hill" during her ride.
I wrote this on March 14th, but ultimately decided to wait a while before I shared it with you all. It's definitely emotionally charged and a personal look into my brain, so I wanted to give myself a little space before I talked about it all. That time has passed and now I'm ready to share my experience with March 14, 2019. Maybe you've had an experience of this sort in your own life?
I wrote this WEEKS ago, but never got around to putting it up on the blog. It was dark and sleeting and we were bumping along the highway in a giant truck while pulling a trailer and...I started writing this to help pass the time. But I got suuuuper sleepy, and was yawning, and bleary-eyed, and we were getting major feedback from the empty 20 foot trailer behind us so it was the craziest most random jumble of thoughts in a Word Document. Hopefully its in some semblance of order now. Enjoy.