So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Maybe Today Will Be Better

Maybe Today Will Be Better - SoAngieWrites.com

I rise in starlight
For a moment forgetting
The pains of the day before
When they roll back in
There is a choice-

I go downstairs
Open the windows
Grind coffee beans
Breathe in deep
The smells of my life

It’s vulnerable
To hope for better days
It’s vulnerable
To hold uplifted states
To say- maybe today will be better
Is vulnerable and brave

It Takes Courage To Keep Trying

Fingers Crossed - It Takes Courage To Keep Trying - SoAngieWrites.com

Please let this work.

One more call
appointment
doctor
therapist
medication
technique

One more day
hour
minute
moment

One more yes to trying
One more no to dying

This is recovery

What I Read Last Week – On Writing, Suicide Awareness, and Knitting

Blizzard Finches in Apple Tree by Steve Keenan Photography

House Finches congregate in a snow-flocked apple tree. Photo by Steve Keenan.

I woke last Monday to a blizzard, and today I sit in sunshine, windows wide open. I relate to Colorado springtimes. There are mornings I feel depressed, and evenings when I dance in the kitchen. At times I feel connected to people, like I fit in a community, then there are moments I bob in the belief of being unworthy of love and belonging.… Continue reading

Angie February 29, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

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Honoring Tiredness (A February Feelings Post)

February Feelings - Tired - SoAngieWrites.com #NVC

Three days remain in February. Three opportunities to write about randomly chosen feelings. I’ve enjoyed this project and will consider that while making March writing goals. :)

Today I drew the Tired GROK Card.

Honoring Tired (A February Feelings Post) by SoAngieWrites.com #NVC

The dictionary defines tired as drained of strength and energy : fatigued often to the point of exhaustion.… Continue reading

Angie February 27, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

February Feelings – Interested

February Feelings - Interested - SoAngieWrites.com #NVC

A GROK deck contains 70 feelings cards. I’m obviously not getting to them all during this February Feelings project, but I’m learning from every post, and glad I set this goal to write about feelings every day this month. Thanks for coming along. :)

Today I drew the Interested card.

February Feelings - Interested - SoAngieWrites.com #NVC

The dictionary defines Interested as wanting to learn more about something or to become involved in something. Continue reading

Angie February 26, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

February Feelings – Content

February Feelings - Content - SoAngieWrites.com #NVC

This morning a friend said she couldn’t wait to catch up on the February Feelings posts this weekend. That sort of feedback makes me beam. Thanks for showing up. <3

Today I drew the Content GROK card.

February Feelings - Content - SoAngieWrites.com #NVC

The dictionary defines content as feeling satisfied with things as they are. I took a deep breath when I read that definition.… Continue reading

Angie February 25, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

Letting Anger Wake Us Up (A February Feelings Post)

Letting Anger Wake Us Up (A February Feelings Post) - SoAngieWrites.com #NVC

When I set the goal to write about feelings every day in February, I knew it would be challenging. I thought the effort would be the daily setting aside of time, and the openness required to write about randomly-chosen topics. Those things have tested me, but the bigger demand has been letting myself touch on feelings inside myself as I write about them, then moving on mindfully when I’m done.… Continue reading

Angie February 24, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

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