Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

CBD & Mindfulness & Sitting With Anxiety With a history of PTSD, anxiety has riddled my entire adult life. I am currently and successfully using CBD, a derivative of marijuana called cannabidiol, to relax me enough to implement the many mindfulness, emotional regulation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in my anxiety management toolbox. I struggled…

Just For Today – I Will Be Grateful For My Many Blessings

Tara Brach I’ve been listening to psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher, Tara Brach’s Radical Self-Compassion series on Calm. Her words truly speak to me, especially the part of those who consistently try to improve on themselves because they feel they are deficient in some way – always trying to fix themselves to be better –…

Anxiety & Cannabidiol (CBD) & Exercise

Living with Anxiety Over the years. I’ve blogged about my history of PTSD, levels of anxiety and how this interferes with all aspects of my life. I’ve had years of therapy, had the usual rounds of the long term prescribed meds for anxiety, came off them because they didn’t seem to be working, white knuckled…

Personal Development – Living Alcohol Free – Musings During Day 78

February 18, 2019 Is the day I stopped drinking alcohol. This isn’t a first for me. I’ve a history with struggles of alcohol addiction. My struggles with alcohol can be read in these blogs: Mystic Order – Reiki Level IIIA – 21 Day Cleanse – A Miracle Has Happened Spiritual Discipline – My Alcohol Addiction…

Managing Anxiety and the Mind of Choice

It’s an odd thing, that moment when I realised at any given time I can make a choice to keep me safe and avoid anxiety.  I’m not talking safe to avoid anxiety as in deciding not to walk, alone, through a dangerous neighbourhood at 2:00am, safe. I talking about that inner feeling of safety because I’ve…

Managing Anxiety -The Space of No Mind

I’ve been managing anxiety, with bouts of depression, since my late teens.  I’ve had many years of talk therapy, had good years and difficult years, been on and off the merry-go-round of medications; and am presently off of all medications with a decision to stay this way.  This is not an ‘I advocate anti-medication stance’ statement. Medications helped me…