The strangest thing has been happening to me lately. I will position myself on my yoga mat and slowly begin to stretch. Maybe immediately, maybe a few poses in, I begin to hear words. “I am loved.”
In my last post, I talked about what to do when your life is disrupted in a major way. My top suggestion was to find support in any way possible and that you may need to be vulnerable to do so. I’ve felt dissatisfied since writing it though. There are so many types of disruptive changes and so many ways to move through them. There is no universal formula.
Sometimes life comes in like a tsunami, all ferocity, waves, and weight. One can’t help but get knocked off their feet. Suddenly, the roadmap of life no longer makes sense. Are you up or down? Your feet aren’t touching solid ground, so how can you determine whether you’re hovering over grass, rocks, or a chasm?
Stress is insidious, slipping beneath the surface of our consciousness with barely a blip. The process happens so fast we don’t cognitively recognize anything has happened. This is a natural, protective mechanism of the body called suppression.
“Where does this feeling come from?” As they start to heal, this is the #1 question self-healers ask themselves. They become finely tuned to the emotions in their body, and they learn to know when they are moving from a sense of ease to a sense of un-ease.
Last week was crap. Tuesday I felt like a celebrity. It was my birthday, and so many people called, messaged, visited, texted! Especially in a pandemic, that much social interaction felt out of this world. But Monday certainly wasn’t fun, and Wednesday was a day fresh out of hell. I mean, one or two slightly…
Have you ever known you were struggling, but you felt like you couldn’t tell anyone about it? You want support—and above all, you want to not be struggling—but you fear being judged. And to be honest, you’re judging yourself. At the root of it is this: “I am ashamed because I suffer.” Holy freakin’ Dinah.…