Emotionally hiding

Why We Hide Emotionally (2 things we need)

I had a different topic in mind for today but I woke up feeling strange. Have you ever done that? Just felt weird inside. I found a vague sense of discontent rolling around inside me. I responded with what I believed would fix my problem. Gratitude. I practiced some gratitude. Looked for reasons to be […]

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How To Get The Support You Need

I made up a word today. I do that sometimes. I made up the word pondery*. This morning I was pondery. A photo grabbed my attention. One of our grandson walking together with me and my husband on South Mountain in Arizona. The frame is inscribed with the words Grandparents fill the world with love. […]

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How To Put It Back Together When Your Heart Breaks

Last year was rough for many people. This year didn’t waste any time dishing out difficulty in my life. January first was an emotional day. I had one family member in the ER and another taking a larger step toward death. I wrote about it in the article Are You Emotionally Ready For The Unexpected. […]

WHAT IS YOUR INNER ORCHESTRA PLAYING?

As I write this, my mother-in-law is on the edge of eternity. My husband and I went last night to say our final goodbyes. Whenever any of us encounter death the questions surrounding who we are, and what happens after we breathe our last, come rising up inside of us. Some have learned to shove […]

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Powerful Help for When Holidays Hurt

Emotional pain around a holiday has many sources. The emotions will sideline us if we fail to address them. I was reminded of that this past weekend. Both of the pain and the tools I needed to use. I got the turkey Sunday. Monday I had a meltdown. The night before my heart had broken […]

OLD MACDONALD HAD SOME STRESS EI/EIO

The last couple weeks have been a bit intense. Many changes in my life and in the lives of those I know and love. Change, whether good or bad produces stress. It effects our emotions. When there is a lot of it we can experience overload. A friend showed me this many years ago. It […]

GOD DIDN’T DO THAT!!

This week has been rough in many ways. So much tragedy has gone on and it breaks my heart. I am reminded of my post Emotional Hockey by Moonlight, how I was at a loss for words. Today I have to speak up. I have read many articles and blog posts by people speaking out […]

#TraumaIsPersonal

Are you familiar with the term “the feels”? If not, it simply means emotions. Today I got the “feels” as it is the anniversary…

Getting Your Inner Laugh Back

After writing Emotional Hockey By Moonlight I thought about my hashtag #DontForgetToLaugh. I started doing some research on laughing and playing. I found an article by Debi Feinman “Laughter IS the Best Medicine”. She defines two kinds of laughing. Humor-laughter (a reaction to something) and joy-laughter (internal). Let’s talk about joy-laughter. Debi defines it as […]

Emotional Hockey By Moonlight

The times we live in are “precarious”. I looked up that word to see if it meant what I thought. It does. It means uncertain, unstable, perilous, governed by things outside of our control. This past week I feel like the times have been playing hockey with my emotions. So…