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…

Ten of My Favorite Feelings – Joyful Stephanie

Thank You Omobola I was nominated by Omobola, author of the blog Live life Live Fully, to write ten of my favorite feelings. Over the years, I’ve blogged extensively about my emotional journey through alcohol addiction and anxiety; first as a medium for exploring and gaining clarity of my own story, second in hopes that…

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…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #20 – Communicate Openly and Honestly

How We Process and Handle Life How do you and your partner process and handle life? My husband and I are very different. I tend to worry, am reactive and am very expressive. My husband lets life roll, for the most part stays calm, and keeps his thoughts to himself. When conflict arrises between us,…

Just For Today – I Will Do My Work Honestly

I Will Do My Work Honestly The Power of Meditation I’ve recently downloaded the app Calm, and have been listening to How to Meditate with Jeff Warren. Meditation to Improve Concentration Meditation isn’t new for me. I have attempted to practice it many times over the years. Today, I have decided to start again! This…

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

Fear robs me of perspective and insight. When I am in fear I enter a state of fight, flight or freeze. Fight = angry, resentful, I’m right – you’re wrong, grudge-filled thoughts Flight = anxiety – can’t breathe – have to get away Freeze = numb, shut-down, dissociated, dulled senses, tired, lethargic, can’t think The…

Just For Today – I Will Do My Work Honestly

Just for today, I will work with a calm, self-confidence. Employment is a place where I can exercise my skill set with certainty, mixed with laughter and a mindset to grow and learn from my mistakes. Just for today, I will do my work honestly, with a calm, self-confidence. S, ❤️

Personal Development and Appreciating Authentic Moments

To me, at this time, an authentic moment is when I’m free from my mind – free of the maladaptive coping skills I blogged about yesterday.  Here is the link if you’d like to know more about what that means: Approaching 50 Years Old…… In an authentic moment, I am free of toxic guilt and…