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


All of the posts under the "resources" 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

What I Read Last Week

What I Read Last Week by

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 February 29, 2016 2 Comments Permalink

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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

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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