Shalyssa: "How are you?" Me: "OK" Shalyssa: "Why just ok? What's wrong?" Ok, so here is the thing... in today's Western world, we are given the message that if we are anything other than "great", there is something wrong. I spend a lot of time validating and explaining that given people's circumstances, they are appropriately distressed. For … Continue reading Why aren’t I happy?
If you are like most people, emotions and how they work can be confusing sometimes. There may even be times we think we get it, then we somehow loose it. It can be helpful to be reminded of some of the important bits about emotions and why it is important to connect with them in … Continue reading Understanding emotions
Before I even open my eyes I am aware of the warmth of my blankets and the sweet bundle of fur pressed against the back of my legs. I breathe in; the silence is comforting. I pry my fur baby from his chosen spot to mine and nestle in for some morning snuggles, enjoying his familiar … Continue reading And through it all I matter