Preserving the Self

Preserving the Self

When did that happen, I wonder? That other’s thoughts intruded and became more significant than mine? That the entire world became a dangerous place to be on the lookout for any possible threat? Somehow, there is wrongness with who I am and what I am doing? It...
Plan(s) A Day Derailed

Plan(s) A Day Derailed

Derailed Plans My plans for that day went entirely off the planned track. Not that I knew it at the time, but my planning is how I deal with my anxiety. And by deal, I mean to manage it, keep it at bay. Basically, to keep me from losing the tenuous thread of control...
BuzzzzzWords – The Antithesis to Self-Care

BuzzzzzWords – The Antithesis to Self-Care

Self-care Space Self-care is a buzzword that people like to throw around, and companies like to use when marketing their products. But it’s a word that very few people understand. But the marketing folks love it because we are willing to spend so much on taking care...
From Abusive Boundaries to Something

From Abusive Boundaries to Something

Abusive Boundaries Understanding what you need to be the best version of yourself for yourself and others include boundaries. And boundaries are self-care. My suicide ideation and attempts in my early life were connected to my parents’ abusive boundaries. I grew...
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