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Perspective on Check Boxes

Look not at what you haven’t accomplished, as though someone else’s set of check boxes would be fulfilling for you. Look instead at the mountains you’ve conquered, the boulders you’ve moved and the strength you’ve built from pushing against the past. You are powerful, and you are enough. accomplishaffirmationbe kind to yourselfbe youcheck boxesconquer mountainscouragehealingintentionlean…

Small Steps Toward Health & Balance

I got really overwhelmed by work yesterday and today. Work stress has me reaching for some of my least healthy ways to cope, and I have a long history of working late and ignoring what is healthy for me. Life/work balance? I don’t even begin to know what that means. But at 5:00, in the…

A Text Conversation

I can get really absorbed with my needs, especially on days when I have a lot going on and have severe PTSD symptoms. But as I want to have a really good partner, I am also looking to be a really good partner, and sometimes that means it’s not the day to be all about…

Back to Yoga and Meditation

A week without yoga was enough to convince me to go back to it, and the other things that seem to have improved my PTSD symptoms. My HRV score was a 6 this morning, which for me means I can have an ok day if I can avoid additional stress or a potential meltdown if…