Today’s installment of the Harry Potter Week is a quote by none other than the Sorting Hat. If you are not familiar, the Sorting Hat is a magical hat that helps decide which group students will enter. Students live at Hogwarts during the school year and they are divided into four ‘houses’ (or groups). Each … More Harry Potter Week: The Sorting Hat and the Search for Hope
Recovery begins when we admit that we are powerless. But admitting our powerlessness will not change us. Admitting we are powerless to drink, to drugs, to food, to overbuying, and being over-busy will do little more than make us see how empty we really are. Recovery begins when we admit that we are powerless. But … More The Playful Path to Recovery
I sat down at my laptop and it seemed like minutes went by. And then it hit me: “Where did the time go?” I checked Facebook, made coffee, fixed some older blog posts, drank my coffee and ate a couple of mini doughnuts, and I thought a lot about how I don’t have anything original … More Donuts are More Fun the Older You Get: Random Thoughts on Aging and the Mind
I came across this tool recently. It is a nice summary of self-care activities. What self-care practices do you find most helpful? For me, 5 of my “Go-to” self-care activities are: Walking outside – I try to get outside every day. When I am outside, I try to pay attention to what I see, any … More What Self-care Practices Do You Find Helpful?
Click on the photo for the rest of the article, “I Want to Fall Apart… But Maybe Not Until Next Week Tuesday.” Keep it Real Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash
“I want to fall apart. But then I take a breath… “ ____ I want to fall apart. But safely. I don’t want anyone to get hurt. No bumps or bruises… this time. I don’t want to be like Humpty, and I don’t want my family to worry. So I want to fall apart quietly, … More I Want to Fall Apart… But Maybe Not Until Next Week Tuesday
I’ve done it. My step-dad does it (tools), my dad did it (birds, yes… birds) and so does my 18 yr son (gaming ‘skins’ and noise-cancelling headphones). And you do it too: Retail Therapy. If you want to know what makes the world go around, what drives the economy, and what “The Force” really means? Look … More What Happens When Men Try a Little Retail Therapy?