• I DO NOT WANT TO FEEL • When I moved to Norway I got introduced to meditation. And I absolutely loved it. I wanted to make it into a daily habit, I loved the amazing feeling you got from it, and the connection you felt when you did it with other people. My life has always been a rollercoaster emotionally. And it has continued since I moved here, I always thought this rollercoaster would disappear automatically when I removed myself from the unhealthy situations I was surrounded by in Sweden. But that was not the reality, the truth is that it has continued exactly as before, and it got really bad after I had my second child. I don’t know exactly why just yet, but I do know about my extreme fear of feeling. So somehow it has to be connected.
As I said have I always had this urge of starting a daily routine of meditation. But every time I had thought about it, It has always come along with this overwhelming feeling of anxiety. And lately I have really started to wondering, why do I feel this resistance for something I know would be so good for me?
Read my next update for my realisation about my fear 🧡 It was to long to fit in one post 🙈
When you start randomly seeing your artwork in magazines. . . A lot going on next month. Of course my work will still be up at the GenNext exhibit @santafescas through November, but I will be at @contemporaryhispanicmkt and my very first opening with @evokecontemporary which I am extremely excited about. Stay tuned. I will have updates on all my upcoming shows! #whatsgoingon#whosthisguy#newmexicoartist#blessed#overwhelmed
Options are not always a plus.
Once we are faced with too many we can freeze and become overwhelmed. I know I can.
I was recently faced with buying a car. And so the agony began. Now unlike many, I don’t find car shopping fun. To me cars are a necessity. They aren’t a luxury. They serve a purpose. I really just want one that is safe, reliable, nicely outfitted and nicely priced.
So where to start:
There is no shortage to the factors one must consider. So I started with my key preference: Safety.
I volleyed between new and used then went for new because this car is for my daughter while away at school and if something goes wrong, she needs a warranty and road-side assistance. From there the choices reduced and so on. I finally felt like I was almost there. I had the specific brand, model and year of the car. Little did I know I was just getting started.
Next was where to buy it…in Ontario or in Nova Scotia, where my daughter goes to school. So the analysis and decision-making continued and I felt exhausted and overwhelmed. Until I found a salesperson who made it easier.
The salesperson understood the situation, was very creative with options, even if they didn’t benefit him, and ultimately I came to the best decision for me. I felt supported and relieved.
I share this story because through the process I related it to the decisions that students make when choosing their post-secondary path. The options are overwhelming and without key factors to drive their decision they will spin, get stuck, and delay.
With post-secondary decisions, there is more to consider than just preference. Students really need to understand themselves at a deeper level. Interests are a great start but more confident decision-making comes from understanding what motivates them, what they need from their environment and how they learn best.
As parents we can be like the salesperson who helped me. We can help them:
1. Put structure to the decision making
2. Identify the factors most important to them
3. Expand their thinking
4. Evaluate the options
A, you were the light of the past year.
You and your parents gave me an infinity in the numbered days we had. We learnt how to walk, we got teeth, we did so many things together. We explored the world around you and we always did it with a smile. We laughed and we cried. I will always love and miss you. A, you will always have a home wherever I am.
Some days I have it all together and I workout, get In a run, eat clean, have meals prepped and conquer the day. Then there are days like yesterday where I just do this instead. I did not go for the run. I ate chocolate and had wine. I went for a walk without animals or kids instead. Some days it’s okay to not be okay. Today I slept in, I did not work out. Today is a new day. My brother said to me yesterday, “take a deep breath and do better in the second period.” Today is a new day. #momlife#drowninginlife#fitmoms#overwhelmed#workingmommas#thisthingcalledlife#itshard#wine#chocolate
“Pain is a call from the soul.”- Malidoma Patrice Somé
When you feel emotional or physical pain what do you do? What about persistent pain that reoccurs? Pain is an indication that you must connect to yourself. Your soul is calling for your attention. Overtime we can develop a ritual to address our pains. We are an active participant in our emotional flow when we address our pain through consistent care.
So Meditate, use your affirmations,
breathe, bathe, use candles, counseling, flower essences, reiki, yoga, theta/ Prana healing...
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Dolly daydream? When most people think about ADHD, they think about Classic ADHD. People with Classic ADHD are hyperactive, restless, impulsive, disorganized, distracted, and have trouble concentrating. However, the second most common type of ADD is Inattentive ADD. Unfortunately, many of these people never get diagnosed. Instead they are labeled slow, lazy, or unmotivated. While people with Classic ADHD bring negative attention to themselves with their hyperactivity, constant chatter, and conflict-driven behavior, Inattentive ADD folks tend to be quiet and distracted. Far too many people who suffer from Inattentive ADD are never diagnosed because the symptoms can be so subtle and restrained. Do you know anyone who constantly loses her car keys? Or maybe her phone or glasses? You know the type – the absent-minded type or the chronic daydreamer who appears forgetful, careless or even apathetic. If you can check off most of these symptoms on a family member or a friend, he or she may in fact have Inattentive Attention Deficit Disorder– a subtype of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
>La vie est belle< constantly trying to convince myself of the beauty of life.
Still failing sometimes.
Making a decision is not as easy as it seems for most people. Right now I am standing on a path where I am asked to either turn left or right - two completely opposite directions. My mind tells me go left - my heart tells me go right. Whom should I follow?
Today is such a sometime as described in the beginning. #overwhelmed#bythesocalled #'beauty'oflife #pessimisticthoughts
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It always gets worse before it gets better, right?! Every room in my apartment looks like this. Renovating my walk in closet. Every thing had to come out and I'm feeling overwhelmed.
It's been a rough couple of days, for various reasons. My mood matches the mess. Both will improve, but both will take time
Anxiety, depression, and mania are a swirling mass of bullshit.
Went somewhere I’ve never been to meet people I’ve never met (in person) and it was a great adventure! Coming back tried, inspired and with a full heart. God is so good! This quote below sums up the weekend perfectly!
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” —E. E. Cummings
Love you @carissamagras @keporterfield @katiecross_chicklit
We encounter dozens, if not hundreds of choices in a day. It’s easy to get overwhelmed about where to begin. Get unstuck and moving in the right direction by working toward individual development goals and milestones. Link in profile.