My mind has been out of action for nearly a week… & it’s slowly coming back online.

If you were to ask me what I did this week, I'd be hard pressed to give you little more than a very vague answer. I know there's a bunch of things I was THINKING about doing, but somehow the week slipped by (and yes, I went to work...wasn't THAT far gone) and I realized … Continue reading My mind has been out of action for nearly a week… & it’s slowly coming back online.

When negativity gets you to vacillate between numbness & catastrophizing, & then throws you overboard…

My entire past week has been something for my mental record books regarding bad behavior (toward myself). Cue a mysterious ailment and I've gone off the deep end. I'm sitting here now, trying to just breathe in and sip a bit of 7Up to settle my messed up stomach after a week of terrible eating … Continue reading When negativity gets you to vacillate between numbness & catastrophizing, & then throws you overboard…

Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

Except for those anxious/exciting days when I was messing with my well system, that feeling of being mentally checked out hasn't budged. When it wasn't really dumb stuff or acts of nature working on me, I was just not there. Honestly, if you asked me what I'd done the past few days, I'd have a … Continue reading Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

How an outwardly positive person can be infested with negative thoughts.

Yeah, after dwelling on weirdness that happened today (but I was too headachy to think about it much), this idea popped into my mind. Anybody I work with would call me a generally positive person, though I may let out a little steam when there's something frustrating going on. That's for one-on-one discussions whenever possible, … Continue reading How an outwardly positive person can be infested with negative thoughts.

Getting that all-important sleep in, even while stressed to hell…

It's been an insane week. I've been doing all I can to wind down and relax a bit, maybe play guitar and piano to try and relieve some tension. But when the brain won't shut up, sometimes I'm stuck doing mindless things. Or at least they should be semi-mindless. If I was smart, I'd have … Continue reading Getting that all-important sleep in, even while stressed to hell…

I’m having 16,000 second thoughts about the “family moving in” thing, & I’m hoping like hell it’s not too late…

I think that number's about accurate. I had the thoughts coming in the past few days, but I've been so exhausted I haven't had a chance to think properly. They came to a head yesterday with a crying and screaming fit that worked me into a near migraine. First of all, I was avoiding the … Continue reading I’m having 16,000 second thoughts about the “family moving in” thing, & I’m hoping like hell it’s not too late…

I think I’m starting to get out of my own way: re-examining my box

If there's anything I've written about the past year that I consider to be my own personal pet peeve about...well, my person...it would be my chatty, hyper tendencies in public. There have been plenty of times I've wondered why I can't buckle down and be serious. I don't think I've ever been to an office … Continue reading I think I’m starting to get out of my own way: re-examining my box

Double Your Brain Power: Increase your memory by using all of your brain all the time, by Jean Marie Stine

My Copy: 9780131867192 (image from abebooks.com) Another blast from the past, another self-improvement book on the shelf...but I've actually read this one...way back when. I was just so young I didn't know what to do with it.  My memory sucks, and with all the books on my shelf (and all the classes I keep signing … Continue reading Double Your Brain Power: Increase your memory by using all of your brain all the time, by Jean Marie Stine