This week, both Gracie and I, caught bugs that kicked our rears into bed. Luckily, I was well enough early in the week to take Strudel Loo to the vet and make sure she was alright, and she was better enough to hang with me in bed while I was under the weather the last couple of days. I feel WORLDS better today, and I think the Gracie snuggles and head cold survival kit really helped. One of the things that alleviated my symptoms the most were the daily piping hot baths with tea tree oil. Those seemed to soothe my sniffles and coughs and calmed my tightened chest. It’s not easy to lay low for a few days when there is work to do and things to make, but sometimes you just have to take a moment and make your main to-do list involve items that take care of yourself.
November 22, 2013
I don’t know who needs to hear this today but if you’re in therapy I’m proud of you. This is me coming from therapy today and I’m proud that I’m doing the work. In my experience I’ve found therapy to be the foundation of true self care. My parents were the first of anyone we knew to get divorced so I was in therapy really young. It was always really normalized for me in both of my homes and I’m really grateful to my educator parents for that. They taught me that it’s an intelligent choice, making it easier to return to it throughout life to process a lot of things, including trauma. That shit is scary and hard but since “energy can not be created nor destroyed” trauma goes somewhere. Unfortunately it doesn’t magically go away, instead it’s our work to do. It’s hard stuff but I’d rather be present through something hard and intentional about processing it so it doesn’t come out sideways. Because unprocessed trauma is the best relationship destroyer ever. Therapy is smart and it takes bravery and patience to do. Sometimes it’s survival so BRAVO to any of you doing it.
December 4, 2019
New state slogan.
December 3, 2019