Combating the Myth of Endings

9 Apr
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One of my struggles has always been the evening appointment. I remember when I was a waitress and worked evenings, it was hard for me to be productive and enjoy the day because I had this thing to do later,...
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11 Things I Do at Bedtime That Make Life a Little Better

22 Jan
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I love preparing ahead for myself. Doing those little (or big) things that might make a future moment better. (It’s why I keep up my Splatquake kit.) So doing little things for my tomorrows has become part of my bedtime...
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Mantra Checkpoints for Impossible Days

6 Dec
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I do love using the Splat system and the Impact Map to help manage self-expectations and to lighten the load, when I’m having my worse days, without all the guilt. But there are plenty of times in life when adulting...
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Creatively Overcoming Mental Health Effects of Chronic Pain (or whatever may be attacking your mental health)

12 Nov
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Chronic pain doesn’t just literally hurt. It takes a toll on our mental health as well. Some of the ways it affects *my* mental health are: One of my chronic pain conditions (fibromyalgia) actually has mental health symptoms! These include...
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Why Their Opinion of You Doesn’t Matter

4 Sep
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I caught myself being bad again. This time I caught myself caring way too much what other people think. I’d been doing pretty well not caring about others’ opinions of me and my actions and choices, but more and more...
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No, Looking Young Is Not a “Good Thing” (And Why You Shouldn’t Say It Is)

13 Aug
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I’m 40 years old, and I look like I’m in my mid-20s. I’m not trying to brag, because I don’t believe this is anything to brag about. It’s more frustrating than anything. It’s been a thing probably my whole life....
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Weathering Your Epic Storm … on a Ship

3 Aug
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Of late I’ve heard myself calling the coronavirus pandemic the tempest. That is, the storm. And images have come to me about riding out a storm in a great ship. Of course I realized I was thinking of Noah’s ark....
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