Everything in moderation. Nothing to fanaticism.

Everything in moderation. Nothing to fanaticism.

When you’re raised as I was, with what seems like, at times, only fanaticism, this concept is a bit tough to grasp. Moderation doesn’t save the world. Moderation doesn’t protect you when you’re not safe. Moderation doesn’t prove your worth. How can moderation be...
Awareness of…

Awareness of…

Someone I trust gave me a key recently. A key to greater mindfulness. A key to help me stay even more in the present moment. A key to bring me back to here and now and me when I start to drift or wander. “Awareness of…” Apparently, it’s a mindfulness practice that...
I’m going to complain less and praise more

I’m going to complain less and praise more

I wouldn’t call myself a complainer, really. It’s not usually where I come from. I generally don’t get too caught in listing all that’s wrong in and around me or in dwelling on what’s causing me pain and stress. I generally don’t get too caught, but I can get caught....
If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

It was my Saturday morning yoga practice, with one of my favorite instructors. (Truth be told, they’re all pretty much my favorite instructors!) “If the pose doesn’t bring you joy,” she told us, “don’t do it.” What a concept! I am generally not one for opting out of...
Right here, right now is perfect

Right here, right now is perfect

Even as I strive, more and more, to release my perfectionism (yes, I do know how silly and oxymoron-ish that sentence is!), I also allow myself, more and more, to embrace the notion that right here, right now, everything is perfect. Just as it is. I know these two...
FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real

FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real

It was from my best friend (who is a psychologist) that I first heard the term, Complex Trauma. What do you know? I identified. I was reading about Complex-PTSD yesterday. Someone had posted a link on a Facebook group (The Trauma Thrivers), and I clicked through. What...