Like Pouring Gas On Anxiety

Anxiety is a bitch. If you’ve experienced it, you know it can be triggered by something big…or insignificant…or come on without warning and for no reason. You just feel freaking nervous…and anxious…and like something bad is about to happen…and you can’t breathe good…and there’s some weird fear thing happening…and you shake a little…. Ridiculous. Today,Continue reading “Like Pouring Gas On Anxiety”

It’s more than just coffee!

When I come into the kitchen in the morning, my coffee is already made. Keith fixes up the pot while he makes his espresso in his machine. Although sort of a tiny thing, it feels peaceful. I feel loved. The day to come may be filled with absolute madness, but in that moment, all isContinue reading “It’s more than just coffee!”

Tourettes is hard.

My 13 year old, Brady, went in to the orthodontist’s office this morning with plenty of anxiety and a lot of tics. I did not go in with her, which is pretty routine, as she was just having a retainer seated. As a result of her anxiety, she walked into the office making some soundsContinue reading “Tourettes is hard.”

Sick of Shiny

I am a collector of quotes. I like inspirational sayings, motivating verses, and passages that hit home. I have a whole Pinterest board related to them, as well as various and sundry clippings, post-its, and cut outs of gems that struck a chord. But sometimes I get sick of shiny. I don’t want to seeContinue reading “Sick of Shiny”

AWOL…but with permission.

I’ve been AWOL. I never thought I would go without posting a TILT, but it’s been over a week without one. I was pretty committed and swore I’d never do it. But I had permission…from myself. I think sometimes life surrounds us with a hundred little stacks and piles. Stacks and stacks of responsibilities. PilesContinue reading “AWOL…but with permission.”

Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021

Things I learned today… I started to crochet a blanket last night, and I had forgotten how much I loved it. While I was yarning over and hooking and turning, I realized that a crocheted blanket is one continuous string of yarn that is continuously looped and pulled to make stitch after stitch. The stitchesContinue reading “Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021”

Let yourself go?

What do y’all think it means if you’ve “let yourself go”? Are you eating ice cream straight from the carton, curled up on the couch in sweats, most weekends? Girl. Took a shower…maybe yesterday? Sister. Wear your husband’s old, holey softball tournament tshirt and faded leggings…with Uggs… to the grocery store? Sweet Friend. We doContinue reading “Let yourself go?”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3

All week, I’m working to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  So far, I’ve told you about two… >  I turned off my email notifications.>  I set a timer and focus. Today’s effort to create peace, love, and joy is tricky… I’mContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2

I’m working this week to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  Yesterday, I told you about the first one… I turned off my email notifications. It’s actually working! I feel less inundated with work (it’s still there but it’s not yelling atContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2”

Treat Yourself Like You’re Sick

Sometimes my mental health has so deteriorated, I should treat myself like I’m sick. Remove myself from crowds Get some rest and try to sleep Hydrate more and eat good food Assess my symptoms and identify what made me feel so bad Take care of my body at home Seek treatment if it gets worseContinue reading “Treat Yourself Like You’re Sick”