I’m a little sad to say that, as the month draws to a close and my experiment wraps up, my One Month Tune-Up did not have the de-stressing effect that I was hoping it would. At least–not exactly. I attribute … Continue reading
I have been remiss. Well, actually, that’s not true. I haven’t exactly neglected the blog, I’ve just neglected to give you an update on the songs I’ve sung over the past several days of this One Month Tune-Up. The reason? Well, … Continue reading
I’ve talked in the past about how I try to make it my practice to publicly “tweet” my gratitude in order to remain focused on the positive things in my life, but sometimes I need more than 140 characters to … Continue reading
I’ll admit it: I didn’t sing yesterday.
It’s been a very bad week, a week full of stress and bad tidings, thwarted plans, and exhaustion. It all caught up with me on Friday morning around 9:30 am…I was sitting in Starbucks (where I do my telecommuting) and drinking my usual green tea when I felt the overwhelming urge to sneeze…And then I realized that it wasn’t sneezing I needed to do. Suffice it to say, I lost my breakfast, and after that experience, I didn’t feel much like singing.
Is it illness or stress? I don’t know. I’ve never had such a strange experience. All I know is that I don’t want to repeat it again.
Part of the reason why this week was so difficult was because I felt like I needed to reach out and talk to someone, but didn’t have the energy. Have you ever had that experience? The intense desire to speak to someone–desperately, immediately speak to someone, anyone–coupled with the need to be alone–truly alone–and both at the same time? (I’m reminded in this instance of little kids who get upset and retreat to their rooms, making sure to cry extra loudly until someone comes to comfort them, just so they can say, “Go away!”)
I’m fortunate that I have been able to build a community of people who I can not only trust but also trust to reach out when they sense I need to talk. For those of you out there who know when ED (or his brothers stress & depression) is doing his darnedest to make a reappearance, I am incredibly grateful.
I also realize that many of you out there don’t yet feel like you have that support system. That you’re crying out for help or connection or a hug or the knowledge that someone understands, but still unable to speak your truth–because you’re not ready, because you don’t have a support system, because you’re afraid or ashamed…
I urge you to go and read this post by my friend Kelly at Fearless Nutrition. It might be the start of the mindset shift you need to be able to start speaking your truths and find the connection that you need to begin healing.
Happy Friday, y’all! Just wanted to stop by the ol’ blog and let you know that you can check out my latest article at Paleo Movement Online: Zen and the Art of Preaching Paleo.* Be prepared to get your … Continue reading
Have you ever really considered what it means to be brave? For so long, I considered bravery to be the antithesis to vulnerability. If you were brave, it was because you were strong. I’m the kind of person who can … Continue reading
I think this is whole “singing my stress away” project is going to be absolutely necessary this month, if yesterday is any indication of how the rest of October is going to go. If you’re just joining me now, then … Continue reading