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Self-Compassion (Days 30 & 31)
Monday, August 31, 2015      0 comments

I have about an hour before my son gets home from school. Then we'll have about 3 hours to do homework and chores. After that, we're going to start working on a new nightly bedtime routine. I'd like to get as much sleep as possible before sta... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 25 - 29)
Saturday, August 29, 2015      1 comments

August is almost over. I’m glad I’ve spent the month writing a little about self-compassion. I feel like I didn’t get very far, but at least I got started. My therapist wants me to write the next time I’m feeling really good. It will ser... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 20 - 24)
Monday, August 24, 2015      2 comments

I am going to slow down and focus on being aware of how I'm feeling. Right now I feel lost. I think I know what path I should take, but I keep questioning myself. I get overwhelmed and distracted very easily. What I need to do is bre... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 18 & 19)
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      1 comments

While researching self-compassion advice, I came across this article on Psychology Today’s website:
201312/26-ways-love-yourself-more I decided to reflect upon... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 13 - 17)
Monday, August 17, 2015      1 comments

I had breakfast with a friend today, and we talked about how we’ve been feeling lately. I told her that I’m not sure what I’ve been doing with my life since my brain surgery 6 months ago, and she said I’ve been recovering. And now it’s time fo... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 11 & 12)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      2 comments

I started this Self-Compassion Challenge to practice taking better care of myself. I want to remind myself that I matter. I want to be aware of what helps me feel happy and healthy. The past few years have left me feeling lost. My heart ... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 9 & 10)
Monday, August 10, 2015      2 comments

The past two days have been interesting. I had an awesome second date yesterday (with the guy who went hiking with me on my birthday), and today has been emotionally productive. I stood up for myself at my new (very low-paying) job, and I ... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 6, 7 & 8)
Sunday, August 09, 2015      2 comments

The first few days of a new job are never fun. Nonstop training. Coworkers who would rather socialize than actually teach me anything. I'm tired and frustrated, but I just have to get through the next week, and hopefully life will balance out... Read more
Self-Compassion (Days 4 & 5)
Thursday, August 06, 2015      1 comments

Day 4 of my Self-Compassion Challenge was my birthday. I was feeling sad the night before, because a good friend was acting like she didn't want to spend the day with me. Her aunt was in town visiting for a few days, so her focus was on her au... Read more
Self-Compassion (Day 3)
Monday, August 03, 2015      4 comments

Just a quick blog, because I'm very tired... I started my new job today. I'll be working part-time at a fitness center that's smaller than where I previously worked. I was too busy, stressed, and self-conscious to work out or use the pool... Read more
Self-Compassion (Day 2)
Sunday, August 02, 2015      1 comments

Today I cleaned and wrote some. I took a bath, watched movies, and talked to a friend on the phone. I made a short-term menu plan and bought groceries. I was mindful about my eating early in the day, but by evening I struggled with food c... Read more
Self-Compassion (Day 1)
Saturday, August 01, 2015      2 comments

I need to start somewhere. Not with a perfect day. Just with a day. Valen and I went to the library today, and he turned in his summer reading chart. He was excited about choosing a free book as his reward for all that hard work. Of cou... Read more
July 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      0 comments

It has been 18 months since I rejoined Spark on January 1, 2014. A lot has happened in my life since then. I'm finally ready to make myself a priority. I want to be healthy, energetic, and confident. I have lost 17 pounds in the past 18 ... Read more
February Goals
Saturday, February 01, 2014      5 comments

January is over. I spent the first two weeks of this year running an insane mental marathon. It was too much for me. So naturally, I ended the month in a state of regression. The weather was partially to blame. I didn't keep track of how ma... Read more
Monday, January 27, 2014      4 comments

No more bootcamp videos for me (unless I randomly want to do one). My obsessive personality clashes with that way of thinking. (And yeah, I already knew that... I'm not sure why I went back to it). Instead, I want to: ... Read more

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