Write an Emotion Poem

Sometimes we need to vent, to just get things off of our chest and we don’t necessarily want to talk with someone or maybe we’re already all talked out, but we still need to work on dealing with feelings we have. One great way to do that is through writing, which is what this wholeContinue reading “Write an Emotion Poem”

Focus on projects

Internet life can take us all over the place, to a poem, to the news, to family, and down a rabbit hole or five. It’s easier than ever to get distracted these days, which means that right now, more than ever, it’s important to focus in sometimes. That might be with our goals, with ourContinue reading “Focus on projects”

Last stretch of the marathon

The end is in sight, but we’re not there yet. More and more people are getting vaccinated. Things are starting to open up. We are SO close, but let’s not give up or get too careless. This is a marathon and we are still running it. I think we hit our wall a ways back,Continue reading “Last stretch of the marathon”

One year ago

It’s so hard to believe we have been at this pandemic for a whole year. One whole year of a strange unsureness, of being in our homes more, of not seeing people without masks, of separate togetherness times on Zoom. It could seem strange to say good job for living through a difficult time whenContinue reading “One year ago”

Happy International Women’s Day

Today the world celebrates women- all people who identify as women. I invite you to celebrate too. I invite you to celebrate all that women do- whether you identify as a woman or not. All that women make happen. All of who women are. The choices we want to make. How we live our lives.Continue reading “Happy International Women’s Day”

Dreaming to Reconnect Us

Our capacity to dream can connect us and reconnect us to this world, to others, to ourselves. How? First let’s think about how we might disconnect. When people are affected by trauma, their nervous systems are put on high alert and they have difficulty being in the present or dreaming about good future things andContinue reading “Dreaming to Reconnect Us”

Distraction Action

I find myself, even in my free moments, distracted from the things I should do, even the things I want to do. Sometimes it’s by other things, but mostly, it’s by the internet. I like cruising the internet or maybe I’m just used to doing it, like it’s a bad habit. I’m not sure. SometimesContinue reading “Distraction Action”

Orienting Yourself

Stress is the baseline these days. We are in the midst of a pandemic with COVID cases rising.┬áHere in the United States we are going into an election week, with the country waiting anxiously to see what will happen. All of us are doing the best we can to get by right now. And theContinue reading “Orienting Yourself”

Un-cluttering the mind

I am the master of multi-tasking. I can do one thing and five other things at once. This can be helpful, right? To juggle a million things. And the internet makes it a million and five things to juggle. Sometimes we have to muti-task, we have to juggle, but it can get overwhelming and sometimesContinue reading “Un-cluttering the mind”

Writing through Shelter-in- place

We’re not all in Shelter-in-place right now, but we are in a social distancing world, a world that has asked us to be separate and still. For some of us, that is maddening. For some of us, our self care comes from doing and being out in the world with others. So, what now? TheContinue reading “Writing through Shelter-in- place”