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

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All of the posts under the "coping" tag.

To The Teenagers

To The Teenagers

Hey! I’m grateful to be in connection with you! You’re on the bumpy ramp into adulthood. You exist in rapidly changing brains, feelings, and senses of self. Some of you are in crisis, struggling against oppressive systems, facing challenges, experiencing broken hearts, and simply trying to survive.

I won’t tell you it gets better.… Continue reading

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion

This post was originally published on Counting My Spoons in September, 2015. I thank Julie for providing the opportunity to share my voice with a large Spoonie community, and encourage you to check out her blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion by SoAngieWrites.com

Hi, I’m Angie. I live with Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Neural Tension, and C-PTSD.… Continue reading

What I Read Last Week

What I Read Last Week by SoAngieWrites.com

Backyard Rabbits by Steve Keenan Photography

I hope your Spring is shaping up nicely. It’s been hard to write on the blog lately, as I struggle with my health. One of the saddest things about mental illness can be the loss of desire, the way the creative call becomes muffled, passions smothered by depressive fog.… Continue reading

Angie May 15, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

What I Read & Watched Last Week

What I Read & Watched This Week by So Angie Writes

Mourning Doves by Steve Keenan Photography

Do you have difficulty feeling calm? Me too! In Overstimulated? Aim for Distraction not Relaxation, author Julie tells us why it’s hard to relax, and how we can help ourselves with single-pointed focus activities like number and word puzzles. Interesting stuff!

Recently my life’s been turned upside down by hormonal imbalances.… Continue reading

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 January 17, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Breathe

Breathe by SoAngieWrites.com

My writing is by the wayside as I focus on my health. I’m still here, wanting to support you in your recovery journeys and daily lives. For now, I’ll write when able, continue adding to the resources pages, and make these little pictures to share with you. It’s enough. I’m enough.… Continue reading

Angie January 4, 2016 1 Comment Permalink

Angie December 14, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

A Needs-Aware and Boundaries-Intact Holiday Season

A Needs-Aware and Boundaries-Intact Holiday Season by SoAngieWrites.com #spoonie #boundaries

I endured significant stress in November, on top of all the usual things, like living with C-PTSD and chronic pain, and cooking everything from scratch due to our family’s food allergies.

December rolled up and I sat down. It’s taken great effort to hang lights and decorate a tree.

I took inventory of cards and stamps yesterday, then put them away.… Continue reading

Angie December 13, 2015 7 Comments Permalink

Angie November 22, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

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