Happy things to appreciate πŸ’™ (updates!)

Random acts of kindness πŸ’• Cloud watching ☁️ Giving something my allπŸ’― The tippytap of my dog’s paws as he comes to me when I call him 🐾❣️ Family!! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ Fairytales about princesses and castles πŸ°πŸ‘‘ Classic Disney movies Β°OΒ° πŸ“Ό Waking up without an alarm ⏰ πŸŒ… Selfies when I’m really feeling myself 🀳🏻Continue reading “Happy things to appreciate πŸ’™ (updates!)”

Bipolar and the senses

So last year, or maybe it was two years ago, I was sitting cross-legged on my bed, laptop propped up against a pillow, listening to Duel of the Fates from the Star Wars prequels on repeat. I remember it rather vividly. I’d had a huge mental breakdown the night before, where my then best friendContinue reading “Bipolar and the senses”

Mindfulness Practices and Self-care Routines (aka: how I’m learning to chill the fuck out)

  I’m not usually too keen on buzzwords.  Probably because I’ve never been one to go along with the mainstream’s idea of what the cool thing to do is.  And I certainly believe that “mindfulness” is a buzzword, along with the now-cliche term “self-care.” These are popular partially because society says they should be: they’reContinue reading “Mindfulness Practices and Self-care Routines (aka: how I’m learning to chill the fuck out)”

An unfinished piece about change…

A change is gonna come There is a vague dotted line connecting what was, what is, and what will be. This is a constant and inescapable truth. The line isn’t always straight. In fact, there are probably times when the dots are few and far between, and you can scarcely follow their path. Furthermore, theContinue reading “An unfinished piece about change…”

Morning Affirmations

The sky woke up with a dull, gray covering this morning. And although I usually prefer when dawn chases the night away, forcing it to retreat while purples become pinks become oranges, I’m trying to view this rainy, stormy day as a potential adventure. The heavens are open, life-giving water is pouring into the earth,Continue reading “Morning Affirmations”

Still some fight in me

My car has always been a sort of limbo; I wait here, time passing. I am not patient but still content to stay here listening to classical music (some of which I remember playing, years ago) that reminds me I have a past that was full of pain and torment but also of music andContinue reading “Still some fight in me”

How do you expel sadness? How do you chase it away? How do you take the sadness that has crept into your being and, graciously or not, show it to the exit? How do you repair the wall that sadness tore down, and how do you ready yourself for its next intrusion? How do youContinue reading