stepping stones [poem]

“These stepping stonesLead where to go”–To a paradise, I was told May you be the cool grassUnderneath my bare feetWon’t you hold my broken heartWhile you shield me from the heat? Yes, may you be the cool grass,May you be my streets of goldMay you be the still, small voiceYou’ve already brought me home AfterContinue reading “stepping stones [poem]”

Resiliency Series: Staying Grounded

Last week we started this series on resiliency by talking about optimism. (Click here if you missed it and want to catch up.) This week we are moving on to staying grounded. Whenever panic, over-stimulation, or wonky brain strikes, we often times find ourselves caught up in a tornado of thoughts and feelings. One wayContinue reading “Resiliency Series: Staying Grounded”

Resiliency Series: Optimism

Building my own resiliency has been key in growing my ability to bounce back when my wonky brain starts acting up, I find myself in stressful circumstances, or I just have a bad day. I won’t claim to be a mental health expert, but I will share with you tactics I’ve personally found to beContinue reading “Resiliency Series: Optimism”

9 things i learned in my 26th year

Today’s my birthday. This has been a big year of growth for me. Here are 9 lessons that have solidified in my 26th year. ONE: It’s ludicrous to think you won’t make mistakes. It takes time to learn to do new things well. It requires trial and error to find your balance in life. AndContinue reading “9 things i learned in my 26th year”

routine

Getting stuff done can be hard. Especially boring or intimidating grown up crap. For me, I find it hard because I often struggle with remembering what all should be done and with prioritizing tasks. This is especially true whenever my brain is wonky. Having a simple daily and weekly routine which incorporates important chores as wellContinue reading “routine”

five tactics for nagging thoughts

Sometimes I get thoughts that won’t let me go, usually of the anxiety nature. They play in a loop and I compulsively go over the details or my plan or the inevitable catastrophe or rejection I’m going to face in the future. Thinking about it feels like a form of control, I suppose, over thingsContinue reading “five tactics for nagging thoughts”

CHOOSING TO BE THE VICTIM

Let me start off with getting a few things out of the way: I’m obviously not talking about situations of violence, abuse, oppression, bullying, or anything of that nature when I use the term victim. I’ve had a few conversations with people in the last month or so which touched on this topic. To thoseContinue reading “CHOOSING TO BE THE VICTIM”

brain drain

This year, I’ve learned the importance of draining my brain. It was sobering the day earlier this year when I realized almost 100% of my day involved inputting things into my mind and next to none was dedicated to processing any of it out. In light of that realization, it was no wonder I feltContinue reading “brain drain”