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Browsing Tag: Coping Mechanism

Why I Am Practicing Unplugging and Slowing Down (Part One)

  I had much I wanted to say about today’s topic, so I am making this a two-parter. Today I am writing about the anxiety levels I have experienced over the last couple of months and the connection I found it to have with technology. Come back tomorrow when I will continue by listing the ways I have been practicing unplugging and how I am consciously making an effort to decrease my anxiety.  &nbsp…

Week In Review: Mood Struggles and Help From Family

Hi guys,  Last week my parents, my brother, and my sister-in-law came to Toronto to attend my performances. It meant so much having them here and being able to show them what all my hard work has been for… and to just show them what I love to do.  The shows went really well, and hanging out with my family has been so wonderful. However I still had a really tough week. I…

The Desire to Purge: The Costs of Being an Introvert and Super-Feeler

Over my holiday, I had so many wonderful days. I think as you saw in my posts during Christmas week,  especially this one, I embraced allowing myself to feel that full hearted, wonderful feeling of focusing on what is important – spending time with family, relaxing at home and listening to the quiet. That day, in particular, was oh so wonderful.  And thennnnn…… the next day happened.  I had something very interesting happen to me at…

Remembering What is Important and a Merry Christmas Eve

Hello dear friends It is afternoon here on Christmas Eve Day. My house is filled with a beautiful silence. I know it won’t last much longer,  as I anticipate the arrival of my two brothers and their partners (and their dog). I’m sitting here by my window ledge looking out at the snow, drinking a mug of hot coffee and snacking on a collection of chocolate edibles. I just finished up a…

Lessons in Letting Go

Huh. So I wrote this post nearly a month ago now. I kept putting off publishing it for this and that reason. When you start a post so far in advance, sometimes it – after time – begins to feel disingenuine because it no longer feels applicable to your current state. But theeeeeeen last week happened. And things kind of made a full circle. Maybe it was just waiting for the right time… Does anyone know what I mean…

Week In Review: Learning in So Many Ways. A Week Done and Dominated

Good Monday! I’m back… in many ways. So last week swallowed me. Or at least it really tried to. I sort of let myself go down life’s esophagus and get all churned up for a lot of it. It was messy. I made a stink and wasn’t easy to digest. By dammit if I didn’t come out the other end. Point is. Last week was stressful and hard and busy and…

Making Goals: How Do You Want To Feel?

A few weeks ago I was introduced to The Desire Map through Leah’s blog. I’ve found myself very intrigued by what Danielle LaPorte has written and would like to think out loud with you today. Thank you, Amanda.  With The Desire Map, Danielle presents the idea of asking ourselves, “How Do I Want To Feel?” when it comes to making our goals.  How do I want to…

Week In Review: Reflecting On a Step Back

On Wednesday I told you how, last week, I got jacked up and took a step back.   I found myself in a hurricane of anger, defiance and anxiety.  A feeling that, unfortunately, was not new.  I felt completely overwhelmed with this anger and, which was worse, this feeling of having no where to put it.  All I wanted was to go exercise and be alone. But I couldn’t. Not with…

WIAW: Getting Jacked Up

Hey guys, I deleted my initial WIAW post and am starting a new one. Because…. well I just need to get real right now.   Yesterday was so not a good day. This week, in total, is not a good week. I’ve gotten “jacked up” again, as Glennon Doyle Melton – one of my favorite inspirational women/writers – once put it. In fact, she says it all better than…

Life Check In: What’s Working and Where I Still Want Change

So I started this subject on Monday and decided I didn’t want to let it go.  I spoke about the things I had noticed in my previous week that were “working” for me – the things that are making me feel good and I’m currently happy about. The awesome thing is that there are a number of these things right now. In addition to asking myself “what are the things that…

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