Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I wanted to talk about the weather. Unlike most people, I am not a huge fan of the bright and sunny days. For me, they are dangerous. I have to be very careful while spending time out in the sun or I end up with severe sun burns and heat stroke. This has created negative associations with that kind of weather.Continue reading “Dancing in the Rain”
Tag: coping skills
I hold onto my Bravado hands trembling as I fasten my coat head held up high, making eye contact because I know it's expected no one looks at their feet to conquer the world no one takes what they want while slumping their shoulders and hiding their faces I pretend that I believe because there is nothing without the belief since I cannot hold onto that faith I cling to the possibility that one day, if I hold tight enough, pretending to believe will cause me to believe Up on the stage, beneath the lights I cannot imagine that anyone wants me here I am but a thief, taking this opportunity from those who would really shine but I must try with floundering steps and faltering voice I must attempt it I cannot live forever in this darkness not without having at least once attempting to stand in the light can you look upon me and genuinely smile can you stand beside me and long to hold me as I do you can you wish the best for me as I have always for you
List 5 things you’re grateful for today.
Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to invite you to spend some time thinking about the things that you are grateful for and the reasons that you are grateful for them. It is very easy to focus on the negative things in the world and get lost to them. They can swallow us whole. But there are still good things in this world. Regardless of how small those things are, list them. Sing their praises. Then, come back to that list when you are struggling. These things are points of emotional and spiritual power.
I am grateful
- For my husband who has always accepted me just the way that I am.
- For my daughter who has always been able to make me laugh.
- For videogames that have been a way for me to escape from my thoughts when they are too much.
- For the small pleasures in life such as the first sip of a hot cup of coffee, the sun rise and the feel of a fuzzy blanket against my face. These things offer me comfort when I feel lost.
- For the crafting supplies that have enabled me to be a creative person which has been healing.
These things that we are grateful for are things that we can come back to when we are having a difficult time. Are there people on your list? Perhaps they are people that you should be reaching out to when you find yourself struggling. Are there activities on your list? Excellent! Then things are things that you can do when you are struggling. Often times, we write down our lists of gratitude and then we tuck them away, giving them no further thought. Instead, I want you to really think about your list of gratitude. What on that list can help lift you up when you feel like you are falling down?
Well, that’s about it for my rambling today. Thanks for coming and spending some time with me. If you like what you read, click on that like button. It really does help! Until we talk again, you take care of yourselves!
Embracing the Spirit of Kindness
Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the idea of embracing the spirit of kindness. It is a personal philosophy that I live by that I feel has made my life a lot better. When I was an adolescent, I made the decision that I wasn’t going to be the person that I was becoming. I decided that I was going to be someone better then I was. That was my first step towards this philosophy.Continue reading “Embracing the Spirit of Kindness”
Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about my self confidence, because it doesn’t work the way that most people think that it does. I’m great at bravado. I can jump into action and make it seem like I am really confident in what I am doing when I am feeling something altogether different inside. This has made it rather difficult to talk about some of the insecurities that I feel because most people who have met me don’t believe that I have them.Continue reading “Confidence”
Joining a Support Group
Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about joining a support group and why I think that you should. The internet is a large place with a vast number of people visiting it every day. There are groups on every social media platform that offer us ways to connect with others that are struggling in the same fashion that we are.Continue reading “Joining a Support Group”
Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about how I went about simplifying my life. By this, I mean how I reduced the amount of energy I needed to spend every day in order to accomplish everything that I need to. For those of us with chronic illness, we often find that there are more things that we are expected to do then we have energy for. This means that we need to take a close look at our lives and decide what we need to cut away and what needs to remain.Continue reading “Simplifying Life”