This was the blog post I wanted to write Monday but chickened out. I Know Suicide shares three personal stories about my experience with suicide with the hopes it helps someone else and/or further my point of #mentalhealthmatters
We are way behind the bell curve when it comes to understanding mental illness and it grinds my gears when there is no compassion or tried understanding. And I get it, not everyone is capable of understanding or compassion but what the hell is everyone else’s excuse? Yesterday my husband and I ate a late … Continue reading 1-800-273-8255 – Your Life Matters
Today's blog answers two questions Brene Brown asked me in Chapter Six of Daring Greatly, and I want you to ask yourself the same questions and tell me your answers in the comments. So, what do you want people to know about you and what do you need from them?
There's a little something-something I want to get off my chest, something I want to say, not need to say. Some of my sharing shines a light on some insecurities I have regarding me as a person and my family upbringing. So I want to say this: don't get it twisted...
Mondays blog post was just the tip of the self-realization iceberg. Today's writing connects the dots I failed to see on Monday. Not only is my self-worth tied up in other's opinions, but I have high standards. Click the title to read more about how I figured it out and what I'm going to do to self regulate. **Hint - it has everything to do with the pause.
If you starve yourself of joy, the best way to combat this tendency is to practice gratitude. Here's what I learned in chapter 4: The Vulnerability Armor of Daring Greatly. In a culture of deep scarcity--of never feeling safe, certain, and sure enough--joy can feel like a setup. Everyone in the family is healthy. No major crises are happening. The house is still standing. i'm working out and feeling good, Oh, shit. This is bad, disaster is right around the corner. Hold the phone. Other people do this, too? You mean my secret (subconscious?) way of dealing with the too good vibes isn't an original plan? You're telling me this is one of the three ways people evade vulnerability and I fit into one of those damn boxes!? To be honest, I don't know if I'm more annoyed that a STRANGER is calling my shit out or that I'm becoming an annoying Brene Brown Superfan. Ooh! Or that I'm not as original or skilled at dodging emotions as I thought an hour ago. Read more of today's blog to understand the three ways we avoid vulnerability and how to knock it off if you forebode joy like me.
Nothing is more agonizing to me than a missed opportunity. I try to be the best version of myself (outwardly) so that there are less missed moments to obsessive over, but life isn’t perfect and neither am I. So check out today’s blog for one simple tip on how to deal with imperfections.
Daring Greatly And Being Stubborn - how I'm reading @BreneBrown 's book and learning how to cultivate my own dang happiness. Come check out some self awareness and 10 tips from Brown about how to 'Dare Greatly.'
Anyone else get annoyed by half-ass gestures? Find it frustrating when you're consistently not being heard? Or get annoyed when people don't take responsibility for their own actions? Here's what I've learned, ya gotta read all the way to the end to hear my conclusion 😉
I knew too much about life at a young age Spent a lot of time dreaming about better days Where money wasn't an issue and life went on as usual But when I voiced any of those dreams, laughter fell down upon me Maybe they didn't mean it, after all, they never could afford it Because dreamin' was for fools and artists Neither one can pay the mortgage. It took two more decades before I'd voice those dreams again And this time, I had a softer place to land Even though I couldn't digest it, I tried again and got better at it For those who believe, never want me to stop dreaming It's been tough to silence the critics, which mostly live in my attic But I won't let another two decades pass, listening to a bunch of asses -Sj.