Tag: Mental Health
Holiday Blues I’m not talking about the blue strings of light I love so much and mentioned in my last post but rather the feelings of sadness, depression, melancholy, and sometimes desperation that many experience this time of year. I just read that Stephen tWitch Boss died by suicide two days ago and I feel…
Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?
Being a highly sensitive person is a real thing. There is more research and personal accounts written about it than you may think. Important to understand for our personal lives as well as in the work place.
Much has been written about collective grief, especially recently regarding the pandemic. With the addition of everyday shootings and coverage of the war in Ukraine, our collective grief has got to be compounded. There’s no way to escape seeing and hearing about the multitudes of deaths occurring daily. I think there’s a tangible feeling of…
Do you love yourself?
I was talking with a fellow therapist recently who also grew up in a religious home and I was commenting on how far I’ve come in terms of liking myself. My friend replied, “but do you love yourself?” I’m not sure how I answered her that day, but that question stayed with me. Do I…
The Healing Time
Finally on my way to yes I bump into all the places where I said no to my life all the untended wounds the red and purple scars those hieroglyphs of pain carved into my skin, my bones, those coded messages that send me down the wrong street again and again where I find them…
I was advised once to write what I need to know. Today I need to know how to deal with my monkey mind. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, it’s a Buddhist one meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable.” That describes my mind this morning and I even meditated…
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
By Scott Berinato “When you name it, you feel it and it moves through you. Emotions need motion. It’s important we acknowledge what we go through. “ https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief
I keep reading from Judith Orloff’s book The Empath’s Survival Guide. Today it felt to good to read, “The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage…
The Root of Happiness
I’m housesitting for a friend this week. It’s a sweet house with a beautiful garden that makes me feel like I’m in the south of France. On the coffee table in the front room is a book called Offerings: Buddhist wisdom for every day. Today’s offering by Matthieu Ricard is “The basic root of happiness lies…