Before you read today’s post, drop everything and go listen to my favorite NON-health-related podcast, Nerds on History! Not only was I guest on this special Thanksgivvukah™ episode, but the hosts and I take a trip 77,000 years in the future … 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
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
[UPDATE: You can read more about the rules and the reasoning behind the challenge on thehealthsessions.com!] What if you could literally sing the blues away? A few months ago, I got in touch with a wonderful blogger out in the … Continue reading
I do have to warn you: today’s Trigger HAPPY Thursday may contain some triggers. If you aren’t ready for this, that’s okay. Just come back when you’re ready to have it out with the ED in your head. Today’s happiness … Continue reading
Before we get started, I just wanted to wish you all a happy Fourth of July. Have you declared independence from ED yet? Disclaimer: Okay, now don’t get upset, but in this week’s Trigger Happy Thursday, I’m about to give … Continue reading
I was going to put up a longer post today, but I think it’s going to have to wait until tomorrow. I wanted to share a beautiful moment from this Monday morning: If you can recall, a few Trigger HAPPY … Continue reading
I have been remiss. Between the traveling, the freelancing, the podcasting, and the social media blitz I’ve been on of late, I haven’t had a chance to film and upload a Trigger HAPPY Thursday for you. So I’m fixing that … Continue reading
Welcome to another Trigger HAPPY Thursday! Today’s post is dedicated to my soul sister & fellow traveler, Ito. I find it hard to believe that it’s already Thursday…so hard to believe that I actually thought it was Wednesday, and almost … Continue reading