Month: September 2017

Using the Internet for Self-Care

To think that 150 years ago, it was considered a wonder that a letter could be delivered in just ten days by way of horseback. Now, we can put up news from across the world, […]

Creativity as a Means of Self-Care

I envy those who can tap into the right side of their brain. It boggles my mind looking at paintings, reading stories/poetry, or listening to song lyrics. I ponder where the creator’s mind was at […]

Time for a Break

It has been a stressful week. My usual go-to coping skill is distraction. I will do everything in my power to keep busy. Idle time equals time to think. I was like the Energizer Bunny […]

How to Stop Ruminating

I dread late nights. I am not talking about the late nights where you get home late after a long night of fun. I mean the ones where you are laying in bed for four […]

Seeing the Difference

Being the critical thinker that I am, I decided to engage in a short-term experiment. As I have shared in previous entries, doctors are treating me for chronic pain and fatigue that they believed to […]

Being Assertive with Yourself

There are three primary communication styles – passive, aggressive, and assertive. Passive- ┬áCommon names for these individuals are “doormats,” “people pleasers,” “teacher’s pet,” “the nice guy,” “the quiet type,” or “doormat.” A popular example of […]