“There is always Light if only we’re brave enough to See It (if only we are brave enough to Be It).” — Amanda Gorman
Thank you, Rachel, for helping me look up to discover this new mural in Seattle. It’s stunning! art by @g2legit
Short Reel of this beautiful mural in Capitol Hill, Seattle, HERE.
Feeling a lot of feelings right now
(many of them big, hard feelings,
with some love and gratitude mixed in).
Doing an ok job of processing.
But dang, it’s hard to be a human sometimes, isn’t it?
I feel like a soda fountain drink
where someone’s added some
of every flavor available.
And the flavors are Feelings.
And the soda is HOT.
And is going a bit flat.
I know feelings pass.
All feelings pass, it’s true.
Every feeling I have ever had
has had an endpoint.
That always helps me to remember,
when I’m in the thick of it.
Stuck in the syrup
of a hard emotion (or 12).
Thank you, Body,
Thank you, Brain,
Thank you, Self,
for reminding me:
not all thoughts are true.
I’ve got the tools
to make it through.
Time for another sip of water.
Here’s a safety tip:
Ask someone to be your emergency contact, then MEMORIZE their phone number(s).
I’ve been surprised how many clients in my office have had to pull out their phones to look up their emergency contact’s number to write it on their form.
My invitation: take a moment today to memorize your contact’s number. In case something happens and you don’t have access to your phone, you’ll want to know it by heart.
Already know your emergency contact’s number? Consider who else you would really want to be able to reach if you no longer had anyone’s numbers. Memorize a new number today. (Personally, I had memorized my parents’ home number but wasn’t confident I knew their cell phone numbers by heart. Now I’m confident I’ve got them right!)
Enjoy the safer feelings that come along with this little memory exercise.
“I feel so wonderful already. It’s like someone’s opened a window and let the breeze in. These tools make so much sense. This is so good.”
A recent client shared this with me, having come to me with the goal of letting go of unhelpful worrisome thoughts and physical anxiety sensations.
What a great way to describe the feeling of relief and comfort that comes with making a change like this. An open window. Letting the breeze in. I’m grateful to have been a part of this change with them.
What’s one thing you can do today, tomorrow, or this coming weekend to nurture yourself?
Asking yourself this question on a daily basis can allow you to discover more ways to add more relaxation in life, ultimately recharging you and helping you find more contentment and energy when you want it.
If you’re on Facebook, check out some answers to that question from other Reframe Your Brain readers on the post at https://www.facebook.com/groups/reframeyourbrain/permalink/772307333467560/.
If you’re not on FB, post in the comments below.
I had the pleasure to celebrate working with over THREE HUNDRED one-on-one Hypnotherapy clients in my practice. What a joy to be able to be a part of so many people’s changes. Thank you for having me be a part of your path to feeling better!
Sending you love,
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I am a huge fan of psychologist Dr. Becky (at Good Inside) and her recent short IGTV video shares a powerful reframe.
In this short video, Dr. Becky presents the difference between what she calls “true guilt” and what is someone else’s disappointment (or someone else’s distress).
Video on IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/p/CO9ALPpHvwK/
Here are two good questions to ask ourselves when we’re not sure if it’s our guilt or someone else’s distress:
2. Who owns this feeling?
If it is true guilt (we aren’t acting or deciding in accordance to our…
Esther Perel (Psychotherapist, author) is offering a free 7 day challenge called The Art of Foreplay, which starts this week.
Ester writes: “The Art of Foreplay. Join me for a free, seven-day challenge. Each day, you’ll receive an email with an audio message from me and a simple, playful exercise to help you go deeper.
Sign up here: bitly.com/7daysforplay
Couples and individuals alike can benefit from an opportunity to slow down and spend some quality time with the self or a trusted partner. …
Keep the lessons, release the pain. Giving your past self excess grief, punishment, or guilt won’t change a thing for the better.
Close your eyes. Picture your younger self. Send them some love. Let them know what you have learned, how you show up differently now (or will in the future). Send them some love, some forgiveness. Give them kindness.
Sometimes it’s easier to send love and kindness to previous versions of ourselves. …
Let’s consider PEACE today. There are many ways to experience peace.
What is “experiencing peace” like for you?
What kinds of peace do you crave or enjoy?
How do you feel peace in your body?
How do you experience peace in your mind?
Answer any of these questions in the comments or on the FB post.
Sending you love,
All my links: linktr.ee/keridwyn