What to Do When Panic Sets In

I have noticed that my coping skills in circumstances I didn’t anticipate are pretty much nonexistent.  When things happen beyond my control, I find myself in a complete panic. My mind goes blank, I can’t think, my stress response goes through the roof, my heart feels like it’s beating out of my chest, and IContinue reading “What to Do When Panic Sets In”

Moving Into Ease

I am used to having to work hard to make things happen.  Imagine my surprise when some opportunities showed up out of the blue. When I left my job as a special education teacher, I thought about different ways to bring in an income stream to cover some of my non-discretionary bills.  I thought IContinue reading “Moving Into Ease”

I Gave Myself Permission

Today, I gave myself permission to take a break.  A real break where I wasn’t focused on or thinking about work, or what I needed to get done.   For as long as I can remember, I never felt like I could fully relax.  My breaks were spent procrastinating while doing mindless activities such as scrollingContinue reading “I Gave Myself Permission”

You Never Know What You’ll Find When You Dive Head First Into Your Subconscious

After all my procrastinating from taking the steps to doing the work I knew I needed to do to feel better, distracting with mindless activities, and trying to come up with excuses as to why I couldn’t do it (and I didn’t have the excuse that I didn’t have time any longer), I decided toContinue reading “You Never Know What You’ll Find When You Dive Head First Into Your Subconscious”

Stress Girl No More

As long as I can remember, I’ve been afraid.  I’ve been afraid of getting in trouble, afraid of being a burden, and afraid I didn’t fit in.  I constantly felt overwhelmed, not just because of what I had to do but by everything in my environment..sounds, other people’s energy, and what other people said.  IContinue reading “Stress Girl No More”