Four Ways to Overcome Self-Defeating Thoughts – Mindful

What’s holding you back from taking the first steps? Fear? Lack of motivation? etc. Read the article below on how to develop the right mindset for real change in small steps. Happy Sunday Everyone! https://www.mindful.org/four-ways-overcome-self-defeating-thoughts/ Continue reading Four Ways to Overcome Self-Defeating Thoughts – Mindful

I Vow Not to Burn Out – Lion’s Roar

When I get desperate, which is pretty often, I ask myself how to not be overwhelmed by despair or cynicism. For my own sake, for my family, and for my sangha, I need to vow to not burn out. And I ask others to vow similarly so they’ll be around when I need them for support. In fact, I’ve formulated a “Great Vow for Mindful … Continue reading I Vow Not to Burn Out – Lion’s Roar

Marconi Union – Weightless (Official Video) – YouTube

Happy New Year Everyone!!!   Thank you for sticking with me for this blog and podcast, it’s been a great year of meeting awesome.  So awesome in fact, that they *made* me bring back my podcast just so I could ask them questions about whatever cool thing they have done in the past, what they are currently working on or projects they are trying to … Continue reading Marconi Union – Weightless (Official Video) – YouTube

MBSR Guided Audio & Video Exercises – UC San Diego Health

There are many exercise ranging from 6-45 minutes. Also, located on this site is a link to guided Yoga audio and video. There are modifications available for those with medical issues such as Gentle Hatha chair yoga. They are easily downloadable, so check it out and try meditating for at least 15 minutes a day and you will see the benefits.   Source: MBSR Guided … Continue reading MBSR Guided Audio & Video Exercises – UC San Diego Health

Exercises in Grounding from The Art of Healing Trauma (Through Healing Exercises, Stories, and Research) Blog

“Briefly, the basic principle is: Holding your breath, shortness of breath, constrained and tense breath, rapid breath = survival, fight/flight/freeze, activation of the nervous system, stress. Natural, full, diaphragmatic breaths = opening up to life beyond survival, opening up to calmness, regulation of the nervous system, bringing about physical relaxation, improving health, being able to think. For PTSD specifically, conscious breathing seems to act as … Continue reading Exercises in Grounding from The Art of Healing Trauma (Through Healing Exercises, Stories, and Research) Blog

(((Sigh)))

I wasn’t kidding about needing a break from the darkness. I am a social worker and sometimes the sheer capacity of people willingly and purposefully trying to bring harm to each other–it’s immeasurable. I see dark things on a regular basis. Compounding that, is my desire to keep up with the local, national, and international news. I make a conscious effort to only read it for a few days a … Continue reading (((Sigh)))

No Podcast due to Non Technical issues

  Hello All, strangely there is no podcast this week due to the fact that Elle was stranded for most of the day when her car battery died. Just a few clicks, a flash of lights and it was gone. By “it” I mean the power. In my quest for a Spring cleaning of the podcast and site, I find myself reluctant to rush through … Continue reading No Podcast due to Non Technical issues