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 -

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 -

Please let this work.

One more call

One more day

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 - #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 #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 - #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 - #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 - #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 - #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) - #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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