Working On: Staying Sane

I honestly can't believe it's been a month since my last post. I knew it had been awhile but REALLY?! A month? What I have I been doing with myself... Wait! I can actually answer that question this time. Really! Normally, these weird sabbaticals wind up with me returning with an embarrassed grin and little …

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Bye-Bye to Bad Thoughts – How to Embrace and Work Through Worry

Next up on my road to mindfulness... Working through (and embracing) bad thoughts. Something that has always stuck with me from my therapy days was the notion of ACCEPTING my feelings, worries, and fears. A lot of my stress and anxiety came from the fact that I was upset with myself for being upset. I …

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My First Journal (And Why I Won’t Burn It)

I read an article, or conversation, in the last issue of Poets and Writers I received. It was three poets discussing the freedom of destroying old journals and why they had destroyed their own. As I read the article, I felt so sad. I was sad because they had destroyed all their keepsakes from another age, and …

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