"The body keeps score - and it always wins." - Brené Brown So it turns out, this quote by the ever-amazing Brené Brown, is something I have learned to be true. And by learned, I mean I suspected but wasn't totally convinced until an occupational therapist, a naturopath, a chiropractor, and a massage therapist … Continue reading The Body Keeps the Score
Well folks, sorry to state the obvious, but it has been one hell of a year. One that has been full of all of the Hard Things - for everyone. Ever single person I know has had a harder year than usual. Beyond the social and political climate, which should be able to go without … Continue reading Doing Our Gosh-Darn-Best
(A REMINDER: Self-care is not selfish.) It's been a while since I wrote on here, but I figured I would ease back into it with some Sunday Thoughts. I apologize for suddenly disappearing. You see, I became so preoccupied with encouraging self-care for everyone else that I ended up completing neglecting my own! (#classic) I … Continue reading Sunday Thoughts
We live in a very strange world. We are overly connected and yet more isolated than ever. We meet strangers that we feel like we know, when we really don't know anything real about them, and know people in real life that we never have an actual organic conversation with - all because we spend … Continue reading The Power of Community (find the right one for you!)
So here's the (general) thing about caregivers - we care, so we give. We give it all... until there's nothing left. Generally, as a caregiver, this is something I take pride in. I give it all to my students and my loved ones. I hope that they feel prioritized and valued by me, because it … Continue reading The Engine Light is On…
It's been a minute since I made the time to sit down and write a post. Not that I've just been slummin' it - over the past couple weeks, I've gotten through the insane onslaught of work that is Report Card and Data Collection Season, moved classrooms, and somehow managed to see some friends and … Continue reading Sunday Thoughts.
Do you ever feel like the Universe is hitting you over the head with an idea or concept - something that you need to spend more time exploring? I’ve been feeling that way about the concept of ‘Story’ lately. I live for stories. I’m a dedicated consumer of books, movies, and television. I listen to … Continue reading Our World is Built on Story
This morning I woke up, and despite having gained an hour with the time change, felt like absolute garbage. My chest hurts and it feels like someone is constantly sitting on it, my whole body aches, and I feel the weight of exhaustion burdening each of my limbs. (Sorry, was that a tad dramatic? I'm … Continue reading Sunday Thoughts.
So one of my absolutely favourite discoveries of this past year has been podcasts and audio books - especially when it comes to my pursuits of wellness and personal growth! I had never really considered these as an avenue of learning before, because I truly love books and I believe there is so much to … Continue reading My Favourites: Podcasts for Personal Development
Part 3 - Budgeting Your Energy When it comes to dealing with perfectionism and finding more balance, I think the trick is to look at your life and its patterns. If you’re generally feeling overwhelmed/unmotivated/imbalanced/drained/unhappy, then the areas you are giving your attention to aren’t sustainable and you need to redistribute your time and focus … Continue reading Part 3 – Inside the Mind of a (Recovering?) Perfectionist: A Series
"A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content." Like, I know the quote is true, but I have a very complicated relationship with Sundays, and I think I sometimes feel the need to rebel against all the demands of adulting. On the one hand, I love Sundays and all they have the potential to stand … Continue reading Sunday Thoughts.
Part 2 - Doing Our Gosh-Darn-Best (You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup) Okay, so in my last post, I discussed the fact that I am coming to terms with being a perfectionist and learning to practice a more balanced lifestyle. As they say, the first step is always awareness! Unfortunately, I think the next … Continue reading Part 2 – Inside the Mind of a (Recovering?) Perfectionist: A Series