Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Sound-Off v. 124

Shared it:
  1. My beloved "square breathing" makes this list: 10 ways to boost your energy from World of Psychology.
  2. I struggle with this SO MUCH. 3 times you shouldn't delegate (and 3 you really should) by The Muse.
  3. It's rather comforting to know I do most of these. 4 ways we calm ourselves down without really knowing it via Huff Post's Third Metric.
  4. This one made me stop and think (dammit - lol). Addicted to helping: why we need to stop trying to fix people by Tiny Buddha.
  5. I've really been struggling with my body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB aka dermatillomania or skin picking) lately, so this one struck a hell of a nerve because, as much as I've vehemently denied it up to this point, I've come to realize that I'm engaging in a form of self-harm: stop the violence within from Spirituality & Health.
 But first, let me take a celfi.

Appreciated it:
  1. Clean sheets
  2. Help with dinner
  3. Making babies smile (3 for 3!)
  4. Biting into a crunchy apple
  5. Replacing my favourite wore-em-so-much-I-wore-em-out flats

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Alone in a Crowded Room


Yep. That's me right now. That's been me for a couple of weeks. Not sure when it started. Not sure how it will end. I'm just... tired. Tired of lonely. Tired of confused. Tired of scared. Tired of... everything. I'm overwhelmed, and I feel like I'm drowning, but I don't know why I feel overwhelmed, so I don't know where to even begin to fix it. 

Emo-word-vomit is the new black.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Sound-Off v. 123

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  1. Freaking fantastic. "All I'm doing is handing out sticks. You're the one staying alive." No Cry for Help via en.webfail.
  2. #3 really gave me pause. MindBodyGreen shares "8 Things I Learned From Being a Contestant on The Biggest Loser."
  3. Interesting concept - do you think it would work for you? Might work for me... "Need motivation? Here's how to talk to yourself, according to science." from Huff Post's Third Metric.
  4. Yep. Happify's infographic on all the reasons pets make us happier.
  5. Oh, the tears. This is why you don't judge a book by its cover, folks. "Cardboard Stories":

 Quote by unknown. Journal page by me.

Appreciated it:
  1. That brief, shining moment when not only are all your clothes clean, but they're also all put away, not sitting on top of your dresser...
  2. Doggy EOL plans *sobs* <--- do="" u="" warning:="">not
click through unless you want to cry and/or have no soul. Just trust me, okay? Just this once.
  • Figuring out some HTML code to make the work website look the way I want
  • Getting fiddly tasks done when I'm too tired to do anything requiring brain power
  • Walking in the rain

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    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Sunday Sound-Off v. 122

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    1. 10 things dogs teach us about what matters most via Huff Post Healthy Living.
    2. I would, but I don't own any because I've been too ashamed to wear them: Wear the Shorts, It's F*cking Hot Outside from Autostraddle.
    3. I'm guilty of... *ahem* a few of these. 8 habits that rob you of happiness by MindBodyGreen.
    4. WARNING: this one may make your eyes leak. "This guy just changed the way we see Calvin and Hobbes. Seriously." Via tickld.
    5. Mental illness: what you see/what you don't see.


    Appreciated it:
    1. Asking tough questions
    2. Friends who love you enough to be concerned (and check in/on you)
    3. Driving
    4. Watching the sky
    5. "Abnormal" lab results being nothing major
     
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    Sunday, June 22, 2014

    Sunday Sound-Off v. 121

    Shared it:
    1. I really like this article - I've been able to see the chain reaction of paying it forward: 7 easy ways to make someone's bad day better from Huff Post Healthy Living.
    2. Hack your workspace: simple tweaks to boost your happiness at work via Huff Post Healthy Living.
    3. Neil really gave me something to think about with "The Joy of Being Hated" - I'm not there yet, but this feels like a worthy pursuit!
    4. This one was eye-opening for me: 15 things you don't owe anyone at all (though you think you do) from The Open Mind.
    5. And this one was heart-opening: 7 things to remember when you think you're not good enough via Tiny Buddha (may need to have this list tattooed on me somewhere).
     See the eyes closed in pure bliss? My heart.

    Appreciated it:
    1. Self-care
    2. Watching the light play through the leaves
    3. Laying on the deck
    4. Perspective (thanks, Chebbar)
    5. Sexy new laptop

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