Aargh! Recently I woke up at the ridiculous hour of 4am LOOPING on the fact I haven’t yet gotten the movers to pay for the damn sticky tape residue they left on my 1856 antique credenza. LOOPING. Again… and again… and again… “I’ve procrastinated on this for 3 months! Will they say, ‘Too late slow-poke!’… … More De-loop Worries & Anxiety (time sensitive, y’all!)
Ever get T-R-I-G-G-E-R-E-D? Oh gawd… Haven’t we all? 😦 What a disaster it FEELS like to be triggered, and what disasters we CREATE from that state. We blow up, chew out, make hasty decisions, drive erratically, put ourselves or others in danger, connect with weird people, experience regrets, get pounding headaches, trash things we’ve created … More H.A.L.T.! When You’re STRESSED and Feel Like Kicking Someone’s @$$ – and Do This Instead
Ever float in a neon tunnel with millions of people talking to you at the same time? Me neither.(good thing too, I have enough trouble hearing multiple conversations at parties But José Hernandez has. Ever fly on the wings of a butterfly into a glowing void? Me neither.(what’d you say? you flew on the wings … More Ever float in a neon tunnel with millions of people talking to you at the same time?
Ever had food poisoning? I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. (well… I can think of ONE person I wouldn’t mind having it lol). I recently became the sorry victim of a virulent strain of a mighty bacteria. From undercooked salmon. It wasn’t pretty. In fact, after purging for 3 long sessions during the … More What I Learned From Mega-Barfing & Pooping (at the same time)
It’s a sunny day, you’re enjoying your drive, listening to great tunes. You start merging onto the freeway… but the muscle car in your lane ain’t slowin’ down for NO ONE – even though your on-ramp is short and the guard rail looms into view. You scream a few Hail Mary’s* and yank the steering … More Stoic Wisdom To Deal With Anger & Stress
The Mind Loops Blog – March 2021 I just went through a very stressful couple of months: I moved. Shall I say more? As I dealt with all the complexities (inner and outer) of moving to a new home, I was reminded ever-so-clearly why I DISLIKE moving so much. Physically, psychically, emotionally… it’s exhausting. I … More 3 Ways To Nourish Yourself During Stress
The Mind Loops Blog – Jan 2021 New Year’s is always ENLIVENING for me. I love the process at the end of the year to think back about what happened… how I grew… what achievements I accomplished… whom I love and why. I have a specific Q&A process I do as a Yearly Review. Then … More The Power of INTENTION and ATTENTION
The Mind Loops Blog – Oct 2020 People can be mean. That’s it. That’s the tweet. People will be bullies to your face, and behind your back. They’ll be bullies to people they’ve never even met before. Have you ever read the comment section on a YouTube video? The bravery people have with anonymity is … More How To Keep Your Cool Around Mean People
The Mind Loops Blog – Sept 2020 – This is the first in the “What If “series The words, “What if…?” are two of the most anxiety-producing words in the English language. We yank out these two simple words whenever we start worrying about something. Where does it lead us? Down the horrendous pit of … More WHAT IF… Your Life Actually DOES Matter?
The Mind Loops Blog – July 2020 I am stunned by the intensity of the divisiveness between people these days. You say one comment about wearing a mask (no matter which side of the debate you’re on) and you’re condemned and personally insulted; you make a concerned comment about the environment (or any other trigger … More No More Giving Away Your Power