“Who cares when someone’s time runs out? If a moment is all we are We’re quicker, quicker Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do” Linkin Park “Depression is living a frozen life. Stuck inside of our darkest moments. Unable to move. Excruciating dark attention.” For the rest of the article, “If … More Depression is Living a Frozen Life
What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened. T. S. Eliot, “Burn Norton” Does slowing down make you feel anxious? You are not alone. Read the article, “If … More The Courage to Notice Your Self
The moment I saw myself, I would not trade that for anything ___ “Think about New Year’s resolutions. Anecdotally it’s safe to say that a significant majority of those desired behavioral shifts fall by the wayside fairly quickly. The gyms are full in January; February, not so much. One missing ingredient is self-observation. For illustrative … More If You Slow Down for a Moment, What Are You Afraid to See?
“It’s not age that makes you wise.” Imagine Dragons • • • Wisdom… I used to think that being wise would make you well. After living for half a century, I think I’ve learned a few things. But most of what I’ve learned has come through facing hard things, learning from my failures and from … More You Can’t Age Your Way into Good Mental Health
What can we do about our stuff? The answer to this question is not easy, nor is it quick. And sometimes there is no answer. There is no prescription for handling all of the stuff that you will face in your recovery or your life. I have found that it is helpful to invest more of my … More Here is What You Can Do If You Feel Bad Because You Are Stuck on Trying to Feel Good
I want to feel it all of the time. So I exercise. I communicate. I work hard. I set goals. I strive to be healthy. I practice acceptance, awareness and openness to what is. But I can’t seem to avoid the pull back to my addiction to feeling good. For full article, “When is Feeling … More I Am Addicted to Feeling Good
Toxic hope is “good at being good.” Empowering hope is not good nor bad, it is how we live through what feels like the mud and guts of our reality. To learn more about how empowering hope can make your load a little lighter, click on photo.
One danger of sitting with our stuff is to get caught inside your head, thinking all of the time instead of doing what you need to do. But realize this one thing: the act of thinking IS action. Action always begins inside. But sometimes we don’t take the time to reflect, we react on impulse. … More If You Are Addicted to the Need to Feel Good, This is What You Can Do About It – Part 2
I grew up living with eyes shut, turned away, turned off, tuned out. The hard stuff does not make me feel good. Being willing to see whatever is there is the hard stuff for me. It means keeping my eyes open. It’s way easier retreating into not seeing stuff. But then the depression hits me, the anxiety, the attention and … More If You Are Addicted to the Need to Feel Good, This is What You Can Do About It – Part 1
When is feeling good a guarantee that you will feel bad? ___ In yesterday’s post, we talked about how feeling good can put you on the fast track to feeling bad. I know, sounds contradictory. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and you can read it. “I want to feel it all of … More 4 Things You Can Do When You Are Stuck Trying to Feel Good