Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Care Package #3 for Stressful Times: Taking Your Emotional Temperature

This care package is about a self-regulation technique called "Taking Your Emotional Temperature" and how it can help us manage difficult times. (You can find links to related posts down below.)   A simple way to take your emotional temperature is to stop once or twice (or however many) times a day and ask yourself,… Continue reading Care Package #3 for Stressful Times: Taking Your Emotional Temperature

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Month Three of Beautiful Breathing: On Nature, Being a Highly Sensitive Person, and the Fourteen Mile Walk

I ran away from school in fourth grade. I blame it on those damn recorders in music class. I really liked school, and I really liked my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Nagel, so it wasn’t their fault. I even liked music and music class. It’s just that one week, we started playing recorders in music… Continue reading Month Three of Beautiful Breathing: On Nature, Being a Highly Sensitive Person, and the Fourteen Mile Walk

Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

You are Not Your Anxiety

Dear Friend, if you struggle with anxiety, you might feel engulfed by your anxiety. It is important to remember at these times that you are not the same thing as your anxiety. Anxiety is often a response to exaggerated and extreme thoughts we have, or it can be a response to an event that triggers… Continue reading You are Not Your Anxiety