Sometimes I think we all feel like we are drowning. I have had a difficult couple of years sprinkled with death and grief. The past two weeks are a reminder that the cycle is not over, but is just beginning. I often dream of driving and suddenly the car accelerates out of control and the... Continue Reading →
My thoughts these past weeks can be summed up as a giant brewing cloud of rage and overwhelm. It's time to stop thinking and let it dissipate.
I have a lot of balls in the air. I always tend to take on more than anyone could reasonable expect to handle. But, then again, I'm not really reasonable...and I'm not alone. So many of us overschedule ourselves and our kids so that we have little to no downtime. I've always had a tendency... Continue Reading →
Depression and anxiety are two sides of a very undesirable coin. They are opposites, but often go hand in hand. Depression typically feels like hopelessness despite what is actually going on in your life. From the outside, you may look like you have it all together, but on the inside you feel like you are... Continue Reading →
A short time ago I came across an article titled “Science Says People Who are always late are more successful and live longer.” Since I come from a long line of tardy people, I decided to look into this further.
It’s been almost a year since my original post about being quiet and how people tend to like to point out the obvious. https://strictlyunstructured.com/2017/05/22/thanks-for-pointing-out-how-quiet-i-am-i-really-didnt-know/ While I still get the occasional comment that "you are so quiet," or "I forgot you were here because you don't talk." I've realized that people sometimes say things just to have... Continue Reading →
She stepped up onto the icy rail, knowing that her actions were risky. It was the first time in months that she felt something other than crushing grief. The mist from the icy air felt like tiny needles driving into her cheeks. Her face began to feel numb from the cold, but she was smiling. ... Continue Reading →
“People experience burnout as a gradual erosion of their spirit and zest as a result of …too many pressures, conflicts, demands.”[i] Doing your best and “giving your all” is what many of us strive for on a daily basis. In our workouts, we are encouraged to push through burnout rounds and work to... Continue Reading →
That feeling that you are a fraud, that one day people will find out you have no idea what you are doing, it has a name…Impostor Syndrome. It can strike when you get that first real job, when you leave the hospital with your first child, or when you graduate from college. You feel like... Continue Reading →