Yesterday my husband and I had a discussion about stuffing emotions, and whether or not there is a difference between stuffing and just telling ourselves that those thoughts and feelings may be real, but it isn't doing any good to wallow in them. It's a fine line, I think, and when I am struggling with … Continue reading Don’t Stuff the Birthday Blues
Words To Live By
I recently read an article from Psychology Today that talks about why we should all have a personal motto; something we say to ourselves that brings us comfort when things aren't going well, or motivates us to reach a goal, or helps us establish a new habit. The article focuses on using a motto … Continue reading Words To Live By
Down, but not out.
Over the last week, I have started this post several times, only to end up deleting it. Some of the drafts just sounded too depressing because I've had a rough month. Some I thought seemed flat, like I just didn't have anything good to say. And one draft just sounded angry, and that's not how … Continue reading Down, but not out.
Have I lost my compassion?
This past week was a rough one. It was the week before classes start at the school where I work, which is always a crazy busy week for me. And it was a busy week in my personal life as well, as we had friends over for dinner on Tuesday and I also had to … Continue reading Have I lost my compassion?
The difference that made all the difference
"Get it together, DeLoe!" That's what I used to tell myself. A lot. I've thought it in my head, whispered it quietly, yelled it out in anger, mumbled it through tears, cried it out in frustration. Whenever I had an overwhelming emotion, that was my mantra. Fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, grief. They all got the … Continue reading The difference that made all the difference