Category: Radical Self-Care

Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: Introspection Meditation

Hey y’all. Sooooo… it looks like we are drawing to the end of the dreaded year 2020 here, and it’s a banner moment, I suppose. 😕 Soooo… are you ready for some self-care meditation!? LOL. If your inner voice just shouted “NO,” I totally understand. Meditation isn’t easy. And you know what? Life isn’t easy right now either. I mean, as 2020 draws to … Read More Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: Introspection Meditation

Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: A “Dialing In” Tutorial

We all want to manage stress and take care of ourselves better. Utilizing my video tutorial below, on a very specific technique for experiential visualization, is one way to do this. So… experiential visualization… well, it maaaaay actually be a term that I made up, I’m not 100% sure… but I do know that it came out of my head without prompting when I … Read More Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: A “Dialing In” Tutorial

Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: The Marshmallow Heart Technique Tutorial

Stress is not something to be simply ignored. I mean, we can probably all agree on that, right? Oh, we can try to ignore stress, of course, but it can still have huge impacts on our well-being, mental clarity, focus, self-image, and physical health. Because we can FEEL it. We can feel it in our bodies, in our hearts and our minds, and oftentimes … Read More Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: The Marshmallow Heart Technique Tutorial

Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: A Balloon Breathing Visualization Tutorial

Okay y’all, here’s what I want to talk about today — the dreaded “s” word: stress. And a few hard truths — truths which REMAIN true regardless of whether or not you’re on board with the whole “breathing and visualization” thing. Truth #1: Stress is real. And sometimes it kinda sucks. And sometimes it sucks a whole f*cking LOT. I mean, sometimes it feels … Read More Find a Way #WithMe to Manage Stress: A Balloon Breathing Visualization Tutorial

O-Oh, Those Sleepless Ni-iiiights: An Insomniac’s Anthem

Sleeplessness is a slow, maddening torture. And insomnia is a torture that, I would imagine, many of us are suffering under the weight of these days — especially with all of the stress and anxiousness that the events of 2020 have heaped upon us all. I spent many years of my adult life struggling with a slowly but gradually worsening level of insomnia — … Read More O-Oh, Those Sleepless Ni-iiiights: An Insomniac’s Anthem

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3 Wake-Up Calls Brought to You Courtesy of Social Distancing (and by the fact that I have not been TOUCHED by another human in 26 days… and counting)

“Hey, y’all… do you think it’s possible for an adult human to actually, like, literally die from lack of human contact?” This was, indeed, the question that I posed to a group of friends, as my online avatar flopped her sexy little pixels onto a sofa in a public room of the MMORPG where I’ve been spending a lot of my time these days. … Read More 3 Wake-Up Calls Brought to You Courtesy of Social Distancing (and by the fact that I have not been TOUCHED by another human in 26 days… and counting)

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F*cking Meditation, I Can’t Even!

F*ck. Stop telling me meditation is good for me already. Seriously. Meditation suuuuucks! It’s boring. It’s hard. It’s frustrating. And damn it, there are SERIOUSLY about a million other things I’d rather be doing right now. And no, I don’t care if you just learned the greatest new technique for easy meditation online or in some class somewhere. Don’t tell me about it. Don’t … Read More F*cking Meditation, I Can’t Even!

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Radical Self-Care

Let me kick this radical self-care rant off with an admission: I’m a totally Type-A, overthinking, overworking, overplanning person by nature, and it’s taken me a loooooong time to break myself of some really bad habits. The early days I straight-edged my way through high school entirely on the power of my ability to nerd out and get good grades, coming in number two … Read More Radical Self-Care