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

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

Coping & Self-Care

All of the posts under the "Coping & Self-Care" category.

We Can Bloom in Difficult Spaces

Yesterday was a good day. My husband is home, taking a week off between work trips. We drove to Mount Evans and hiked the final trail- from the parking lot to the 14, 258 ft. summit. I am so pleased we were able to do this! We went slow and took lots of breaks, dealing with tendonitis, neural tension, and a thin atmosphere.… Continue reading

Angie September 24, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

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Angie September 13, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

I trust myself.

I trust myself. by #Selfworth #selfempowerment

After all these years, missteps, and recoveries, can I admit I’ve got my back? I don’t have to use harsh inner language. I don’t have to shame myself into submission. I can be in my worth, empowered, and focused on healing. I trust myself. I do.

Angie September 11, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Practicing Self-Kindness

Practicing Self-Kindness by #selfcompassion #selfcare

On days when trauma recovery feels tedious, and I’m worn thin from chronic pain, I remember this one powerful thing I can do- I can practice self-kindness.

Think about someone you love. Think of the ways they suffer. Think of how you treat them. Do you give them a hug? Make them a sandwich?… Continue reading

Angie September 9, 2015 3 Comments Permalink

Tuesday Truth – Your Worth is Intrinsic #StopSuicide

Tuesday Truth - Your Worth Is Intrinsic by #selfworth #selfcompassion #stopsuicide

When you’re lost,
When you’re hurting,
When your feet dangle over the edge, despair nipping at your toes,
Know this-
Your worth is intrinsic.
Your life is valuable.
And you are never truly alone.
Please keep reaching out.
And please stay.

It is National Suicide Prevention Week. Visit Talk Saves Lives for information on talking about suicide.… Continue reading

Angie September 8, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Angie September 6, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Setting Boundaries is Self-Care

Setting Boundaries is Self-Care by #selfcare #boundaries #NVC #Spoonie #ChronicPain

Nonviolent Communication teaches that feelings exist to make us aware of our needs. Identifying our feelings and needs is an important skill, especially for those managing chronic pain. We want to do it all! We want to do it well! And that’s totally unrealistic!

This weekend, let’s try to identify one thing we need, then lean into the work of asking for help, setting limits, or even saying no.… Continue reading

Angie September 5, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Self-Care When Nothing Feels Good (Because Support Systems Sometimes Fail Us)

Self-Care When Nothing Feels Good (Because Support Systems Sometimes Fail Us) by

Taking care of ourselves requires identifying what soothes us. This can be tricky when you suffer from chronic pain, mental illness, or other conditions which cause consistent struggle. I often write about my chronic pain journey, but today I’m going to share a mental health story.

Three years ago I was limited to using the mental health services program accessible through my husband’s employer.… Continue reading

Angie August 17, 2015 6 Comments Permalink

Be On Your Own Side

Be On Your Own Side -

We’re never really alone. We can show up for ourselves. The practice of compassion begins within, and nonviolence has no better training ground than our own minds. Today I choose to add tenderness and validation to my inner dialogue. It’s enough.

Angie June 29, 2015 6 Comments Permalink

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