Tag: trish bell

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What to Do When Your “No” Is Ignored: The Childhood Lesson No One Ever Taught Me

I want to start this post off by talking about this poem I read a few months back, a poem about a woman’s clearly stated physical boundaries being violated, and how reading it made me feel. The poem is called “Sunrise Lessons,” and it talks not only about the act of the violation itself, but how confusing the situation can be for the person … Read More What to Do When Your “No” Is Ignored: The Childhood Lesson No One Ever Taught Me

Yes, You Too Can Get ASMR AF!

ASMR rocks, y’all. If you know, you know. And if you don’t know… well, I’m super freaking glad you’re here! 🙂 Because if you’ve never listened to ASMR before, then you’re about to discover a world of awesome, in my humble-yet-excited opinion. ASMR is actually shorthand for autonomous sensory meridian response, the term that is technically used to refer to the pleasant sensation of … Read More Yes, You Too Can Get ASMR AF!

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Uncancellable: Cancel Culture and the Dangers of the Digital Age

Not long ago, I overheard a man in my neighborhood who was outside talking on his cell phone in an animated, impassioned voice about how “cancel culture” was the reason for his daughter’s numerous difficulties at work and how people need to be so careful these days about every little thing they say and do, for fear of stepping on the wrong toes and … Read More Uncancellable: Cancel Culture and the Dangers of the Digital Age

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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Journal Entry #19: A Hildegard von Bingen Writing Party!

So one of my good friends recently hosted a writing party with a bunch of writing prompts inspired by the work of Hildegard von Bingen, and it was so very muchly, muchly, like… super fun, and really also just… wayyyy more productive than I could have ever imagined. So I just wanted to repost the products of that writing party here, because it feels … Read More Journal Entry #19: A Hildegard von Bingen Writing Party!

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Journal Entry #18: On Feeling My Feelings

I don’t think I knew how to feel any real feelings, except maybe brief, barely contained spasms of all-consuming rage (though even that much was rarely expressed), until I was 19 years old. But as far as the rage goes… I remember vivid bursts of white-hot intensity at various times in my youth, mostly stemming from feelings of indignation and feelings of being wronged … Read More Journal Entry #18: On Feeling My Feelings