It is said that diamonds are made under extreme pressure. Me = diamond. Last year, I decided I would give up my home, my community, my comfort… Read more “Making Diamonds”
A short reflection based on the reading of the poem Cradle Song written by Alfred Lord Tennyson:
why, in our youth are we so eager to leave our mothers, to leave the nest, to grow? With exceptions, most of the dangers in life are beyond the safety of our homes and yet we seem to have this drive to run toward them as fast as we can. Then as adults it seems reverse our drives and we become afraid of the change that the world brings. Sometimes we are so afraid to leave the nest, we are caught by it, trapped there and stagnant. What is the happy middle ground? Do you know your nest? Are you able to leave?
Habit as a dwelling or to inhabit also makes sense because a habit is something we live in. Each part of our day will be determined and… Read more “Pack Your Bags: How to Move Out of Bad Habit”
Relationships end. Breakups can be awful. Whether we decide to end it or our partners do, there is always a period of adjustment and mourning.
Our logical analytical mind wants to swoop in, be the hero, and save us from our emotions so give it something to do instead of breaking down the same situations over and over again.
I have a tendency to over analyze things, which can be self-defeating; this is an example of the kind of analysis that is helpful.
Since Sia’s Elastic Heart came out I have played it (sometimes on repeat) to bring me back to myself even when I am in the thralls of avoidance: dying my hair, remaking my bed (even if it’s clean) moving furniture, excessive baking, walking, you get the picture…
Listening to music, reading a book or watching a show can give us the inspiration we need to exercise the aspects of ourselves that left unattended can drive us crazy. We can find empowerment instead of self-defeat.
Procrastination is yet another fabulous perk of having ADHD. Not all procrastinators have ADHD and not all people with ADHD procrastinate, but this is for those who do or those who have loved ones with the affliction.
More than this I am interested in exploring the relationship between perfectionism and procrastination.
My theme this week is attention and I am kicking off the week with a poem by A. R. Ammons. When I found this poem it made… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Pet Panther & ADHD”
Originally posted on A Spiritual Journey : Ashley's Truth:
I just had this epiphany. I was thinking about my baby Rosie and how she had learned how…
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though… Read more “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”