“You want me to splatter the paint??” Puzzled by my counselors’ instructions as I sat in my recliner on the other side of the screen, I contemplated her suggestion. Though it wasn’t long before my perfectionist and OCD spirit immediately bounced back in protest. “But it won’t look nice and neat. And I won’t be … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: A Closer Look into the World of Emotions
The Untold Story
https://youtu.be/opsEovDK2Pc Reading of the poem “You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness” ~Brene Brown~ For years, I gazed into my story as if looking through a window. Instead of seeing actions and people for what and who they were, it was as … Continue reading The Untold Story
Growing up, the mall was just over a mile from our house. So, when a portion of the building was remodeled in 2006, it was a HUGE deal in my middle school world. After several months, reveal day finally arrived and as locals navigated our way to the entrance, a large object with flashing lights … Continue reading Revolving Realities
I am a creature of habit. For as long as I can remember, the rhythms of routine have been my heartbeat. Though as we celebrate Thanksgiving today with Christmas quickly approaching, it is quite clear there is nothing alike compared to previous years. 2020. The year where all order and predictability went out the window, … Continue reading Wrecked Routines
For whom or what are you THANKFUL?
Thanksgiving… The huge holiday celebrated by millions here in America filled with sweet memories of food, friends, family and football often followed by the hustle and bustle of Black Friday is quickly approaching. As we neared this annual festivity two years ago, my middle school students and I were discussing the topic. For many, it … Continue reading For whom or what are you THANKFUL?
The Real Me
Young lady, pretty figure Big, brown eyes and glistening hair, Latest shoes and styles, Money piled high. From the outside looking in, She has it all together. ~~~ Top of her class, Teachers bragging. Part of a picture perfect family. On the field or the court, Even in the pew at church. From the outside … Continue reading The Real Me
Each letter drips with emotion As the fog fills my brain and body, No. No. It can’t be. It can’t be. Knees curled to my chest, I rock back and forth, my head in my hands. Alone. Why? Lord I don’t understand. Why her? Why him? ~~~ Standing by the graveside As a loved one … Continue reading Messy Grief
Listen to the video below as I share my experience with learning to name my emotions using a "Feelings Wheel", the analogy of a sensor, as well as ideas to healthily deal with your emotions.... What ways do you use to cope? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk0aQfSCEtc&feature=youtu.be Link for feelings wheel: https://www.mosaiceyeunfolding.com/freeart/feelingswheel2020