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Healing Happens as it Happens

If I had been given the choice, I would have hit healing like a crash course, and done it in a day. Healing happens as it happens. It happens when we are ready. It happens as we are able. It does not happen in a straight line. It does not happen in a clear, predictable…

All Else is Failing, So Rest

One of the best things that has come out of my long journey out of numbing is that I am so much more aware of how I feel and when I need to make rest a priority. I often don’t, and that is still a challenge to work on, but I can at least recognize…

Seasonal Habit Change

I had forgotten until yesterday that about this time of year I used to do something a bit drastic or challenging for about a month, just to shake things up, try something new or put focus into something I wanted to accomplish. On year I lost 20 lbs (yes, in one month), one year I…

Bootstraps Required

Turns out I didn’t have any pictures of my boots, so everyone will have to use their imagination here. I think there is absolutely a time and place, a necessity and a deservingness of being kind to yourself in a calm, easy and non-pushing way. Sometimes you just don’t have anything left in the tank…

My NYE: Zero FOMO

I chose to not drink last night. I didn’t go out. I didn’t stuff my face or whip up an Insta-worthy plate of food. I was asleep by 10 and woke up late this morning. No first day hikes, no getting outside, no parade watching. I didn’t fear missing out. I didn’t fear not being…