Tag: self development

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I was drafting a blog post the other day after getting a harsh verbal beating. (Which I ended up posting just the other day!) And all I was wanting to do was something to take my mind off it. Although I couldn’t get up and move. I thought “go for a walk” or “read a…

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I was browsing twitter (great habit huh) the other day and I stumbled upon this post about a bot, that is designed to help you through some rough times. The creators are very strict about the fact that Woebot is not a therapist, and is not a substitute for your mental health care. I was very happy to read…

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I mentioned in my last blog post about how play is important for everyone. I mean, who can live day-by-day simply working on their to-do list, but never finding time to relax? I certainly cannot! It may not be daily, but at least once a week I find time for a coping mechanism that helps…

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Jun 8

Verses

I introduced myself to my fellow writers in the awakening authors course I’m starting soon. I introduced myself in verse 🙂 I am Simone. Which rhymes with c’mon, not Ramone. I’m a flautist, a teacher, a singer. A mother, musician and mental health advocate. I devour chai tea, decaf lattes, gin & tonics. Pumpkin soup,…

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Sometimes I worry that the reason I struggle with recovery, is I don’t want to recover. And sometimes I worry that the reason I don’t want to recover, is people will stop being nice to me. When you grow in an emotionally sterile environment, you grow craving love, affection and nurturing. You can then find…

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He wants me. He needs me. He loves me. He sounds interested and knowing. He rejoices when my heart is singing. His voice is compassionate and caring. He comforts me in my darkest moments. He protects, nurtures and encourages me. He exudes a wisdom and confidence I am in awe of. He wants only the best…

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… Unfortunately the word vulnerable has a bad connotation. If you make yourself vulnerable, or put yourself in a vulnerable position you will get hurt. Vulnerability is a bad thing. But, there is always a Positive in a Negative, as there is a Negative in a Positive. Everything has two sides. Always! Google’s definition of Vulnerable is: …

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So, I cried. Yeah, it was over, and like a big baby, my tears flowed ruining my makeup. A stained doll of a woman, really. Tainted by a world that I didn’t really understand, yet understood completely. It was 3 o’clock, and I sitting at a traffic light when I let loose. I had held…

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Self-awareness exercises will help us to become conscious of our primitive and self-destructive thoughts, beliefs, ideas, assumptions, and choices. Then, we become more peaceful, loving, and intelligent beings. Not only do we stop suffering, but the people in our lives stop reacting to our self-imposed misery. Instead, they find more peace. An African proverb says,…

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When I look back into my past, I can see a totally different person from what I am today. I always used to believe that I had some major mental problem. I was very shy to talk. I was afraid to walk with a crowd. I had crazy dreams and weird choices very different from…