All photos are screenshots from the National Geographic story about the movie “Tracks.” Click here for more. Rob, I really like what you’re doing. I didn’t understand it before, but getting off your butt and actually doing something for yourself is important for all of us. …. It’s important that we leave each other and
Friday morning I woke up and clicked on FB before heading out to walk Ashok. My friend Gretchen had posted this: I closed Facebook. I knew immediately some shooter had opened fire in some public place. I just didn’t know how many people were killed or whether it was a restaurant, bar, movie theater or
I was exploring the website of The Red Shoes this morning trying to choose some events that spoke to me for the next month or so. Michael Conforti, a Jungian analyst, is coming to lead a workshop at The Red Shoes in August. I have never heard of him, but he is teaching a workshop
I had a nightmare Friday night. When I think of nightmares, I imagine those dreams that include violence, abuse and terror. I wake up in fear.. heart pounding …. relieved that it was just a dream. My emotions and reactions to my emotions are escalated as if the events of this dream really happened. It
In my struggles with anxiety, I’ve found a few tools that really work for me. Exercise helps keep it at bay. If I’m in the midst of an anxiety-filled time, I meditate or do a Yoga Nidra practice. Cutting back on sugar and caffeine helps, too. Getting connected with others is critical. But, there is
Somebody must need to hear about emotional triggers this morning, and it might be me. This blog woke me up at 3:30 AM dying to be written. So, I’m going to listen. I was triggered in a big way a couple of weeks ago. I love the description of being triggered. The trigger on a
I woke up in fear this morning. Right before I woke up, I had this bad dream about Momma. She didn’t die. She just disappeared. I went in a store and was shopping longer than anticipated, and when I came back to the car, the car was gone. My dog, who was with her, was
I had my mid-year performance review last week. I updated my objectives and made comments on my performance the day before to prepare for the meeting. I had this overwhelming sense of shame that I had so many shortcomings when it came to my performance at my new job. I called my sponsor to discuss
Step 6: Acceptance The key to Step 6 is acceptance — accepting character defects exactly as they are and becoming entirely willing to let them go. ac·cept·ance [ak-sep-tuh ns] noun 1. the act of taking or receiving something offered. 2. favorable reception; approval; favor. 3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory. 4.
Step 4: Soul Searching There is a saying in the 12-step programs that recovery is a process, not an event. The same can be said for this step — more will surely be revealed. This is the booger bear, the big one, the step that every new recovering addict is scared to death to tackle.