Saying goodbye

How to say goodbye: (1) Look at the person, thing, animal, job, etc. that must go, and say the words you need to say: say why, say how you feel, say "goodbye." (2) Let them/it go, leave, walk out the door, fade in the rear view, move on, etc. (3) Be ready for the emotions: profound sorrow, deep emptiness where that object/person/being filled a space, sometimes relief, ambivalence, inner-conflict, anger at the person or the circumstances that prompted this pain and difficulty. (4) Accept the emotions (meaning: don't fight them or talk yourself out of them) and pass through them while you hold onto *hope.* Talk with a trusted friend or counselor, every time it's necessary, for as long as it's

Simplicity

Gooooood Morning! 🌞 And a Happy Monday to you!! 🌤 #keepingitsimple today... Just a couple of #postworkout #eggs, over-medium 🍳(shot was taken before the flip). I alternate between strength training and cardio a lot of the time, and today was chest day. Flat bench press, incline bench press, pectoral flies, and finished with an upright chest press on a machine. 👍🏼💪🏼Please excuse me while I roar... 🦁😁#whatdoesthishavetodowithmentalhealth ??? #simplicity That's what. Too often we overcomplicate matters, which tends to worsen difficulty. 😖 Frequently, the simple choice is the best choice, but we stay in an unhealthy, convoluted pattern of behavior simply because it's familiar. When we

Anger 😡

😡 Anger is a vital, crafty, and dangerous emotion. Vital because it is one of the most powerful emotions we have; it can move us to great action. Crafty because it hides other emotions really well. We think we're angry when we are really hurt, grieving, or afraid. Dangerous because all those difficult but important emotions hiding behind the ferocious wall of anger Must. Be. Felt. if we are to heal. Pay attention to anger. And then release it; see what's behind it. (And grab your tissues.)

¡Arroz con pollo!

¡Arroz con pollo! 💃🏻 (Chicken with rice) Four thighs, seasoned, browned, then set aside. Add all these things to the pan, chopped up: Onion, yellow bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic, tomato, cilantro, and a chipotle pepper in adobo. Sweat 'em! Add salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano. Combine. Add 1 cup of white rice. Stir it up! Add 2 cups chicken stock, nestle the chicken back in, and put the lid on your #lodgecastiron 10.25" #skillet. Turn down the heat to a simmer and set a timer for 25 min. ¡Disfruten! (Enjoy!) 😊#whatdoesthishavetodowithmentalhealth #LEGACY That's what. My mother gave me many gifts in the form of her teachings and her DNA, but as I grew into adulthood, I began to see that th

Keys to health!

The keys to health are 1) honesty and 2) consistency. Honesty allows for a realistic appraisal of where we are so we can set relevant, attainable goals. Consistency is the foundation of habit. We can convince ourselves and everyone else that everything's alright (denial). We can will ourselves to do a healthy thing one or two times or even for a week or month. But consistency is what creates lasting change. #behonest #beconsistent#mentalhealth #holistichealth

Happy New Year!

A happy new year to all! Embrace what is dying and passing away, accepting what winter teaches us: we must enter into death to know life again. Trust God to bring life out of death, once again.

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