Tag: observations

6 Things I Learned About Empowering Myself from Sia’s Elastic Heart

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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.

V&E Animal Omens: Robin

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The robin is a sign of happiness, joy, hopefulness, simplicity. The robin helps us with clearing our minds when we feel foggy and promises that if we are able to reduce the issue to it’s simplest form we will see our way through to a bright future.      

V&E Animal Omens: The Hawk

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The hawk represents spiritual enlightenment, focused observation, and changing perspectives. A messenger of divine spirit or higher consciousness, if the hawk crosses your path you are about to receive a meaningful message that will help to illuminate something that you once believed to be mundane or ordinary. A Hawk may also signify that the time for

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Procrastination & Perfectionism: A Marriage of Opposites?

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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.

RE: 10 Ways to Resist Depression When You Work From Home

A few months ago, I came across this comical piece from the New Yorker about working from home. It’s hilarious, mostly because it’s a little too accurate. Everyone who works from home is at risk of getting sucked into a vortex of unstructured-ness, a wormhole of “I have nowhere to go, nobody to see, no […]

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5 Ways to Binge Watch a TV Show for Catharsis

How can binge watching TV shows can be good for your mental health? Through cathartic emotional purging and empathetic observation, you can use your time in front of the TV to work through your issues, and here’s how… Catharsis According to Aristotle’s Poetics catharsis is the purification of the emotions by vicarious experience. The psychotherapy definition is

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Demystifying Wellness: 3 Ideas on Where to Start

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Do you find advice on wellness alienating sometimes? Do you find that some advice is overwhelming and wonder where to start? “I want to cultivate wellness practices and care for myself but some of the advice out there seems too radical and I don’t know where to start” If you can relate, I have compiled a simple list of ideas (not rules) to answer the question: Where do I begin? and the good news is that it has nothing to do with spending money or investing time you don’t have… we are demystifying wellness by taking it back to the beginning!