Tag: Coping Mechanisms

Traveling Man: Toss it in the dumpster and light it on fire

Reading Time: 3 minutes When the morning is quiet I hear everything. I used to hate this, now it only kind of annoys me. The fridge is humming. The water is shifting in the pipes. Birds are outside. My pulse in my ear sounds like the ocean. My breathing – sometimes steady, sometimes sounding forced, but not quite like […]

Traveling Man: Growth, Resiliency and Identity

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve deleted this post a few times. I’ve been writing it for about a month. At one point it was 500 words – I had punched in out in 10 minutes and then sat back and thought, no, this isn’t what I want to say. That happens from time to time. Maybe it’s because the […]

Traveling Man: You don’t have to like my body, I do – and some days that’s still hard

Reading Time: 3 minutes No one’s body is your damn business unless you were truly invited in to that conversation. Let me explain. While I may share with you about overall health and stress and exercise and nutrition – this is not an invitation to comment on my body. When you’re out with others and you notice that they […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions

Reading Time: 6 minutes In psychology and in health coaching, there are thought patterns that can be identified that influence our decisions. These thought patterns are called cognitive distortions. In 2020, I presented on them twice, which helped me break down my own thought distortions and challenged me to consider how I talk about what I do as a […]

Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is an odd post, but I think a necessary one. For me, writing is everything. I’ve been writing since high school. After dance, writing was an outlet that I felt comfortable it. While I continued to dance in my head after the weight gain, imaging turns and stomps – writing is something that I […]