It's that time of year again- time to not get swept up in MAGICAL THINKING or CYNICISM. How do I avoid that, you might ask? Well, take stock, evaluate, and make a plan. Listen to Holidays Survival Tips & Tricks part 1 And remember you are not alone in the struggle to be safe, find joy and peace, and not get manipulated this season. I also have posts from last year that may come in handy. Take care of yourself! #soulcarewithangiefadelpodcast #soulcarewithangiefadelpodcast #hol
True to my word I am still talking about BEING AN ADULT. It’s funny that whenever you start talking about something it crops up everywhere. I was in the grocery store talking to the clerk while he rang me up and all of a sudden we are talking about how life looks different than you thought it would look and being an adult. He grew up in a small town and didn’t date anyone- because in reality there was no one to date. Moved away, met more people, eventually fell in love, and i
What does that even mean? Failing at being an adult! Not measuring up Not meeting social requirements Not breathing No white picket fence Who's requirements are we not meeting? And do those requirements really matter? I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about this as a mother of two teenagers, one who has been on his own for the last year and one who is going into her last year of high school- it is an often discussed topic. I should have done that I should have known
This is a stream of consciousness blog in reaction to my friend taking her life- lots of typos and some back-and-forths with myself. It's messy and how I'm feeling right now. Fuck suicide! Is that too harsh for you? Have you got so caught up with me leading with the F-word that you missed the suicide part? Saying the f-word is far less harsh than the reality of someone taking their life and the f-word doesn't leave devastation - except for the slight discomfort of the easily
Sometimes we need more than emotional strength to remind us we aren’t Weak Vulnerable Powerless A victim Worthless Etc. We need big and little tools that help get us connected to our physical strength Running Walking Weight lifting Etc. Just to center us back into who we really are not who we’ve been convinced we are. Strength - inside and out Love, Angie #mantrasfortherestofus #mantraMondays #strength #selfcare #selflove #selfawareness #littletools
Often my feelings and how my life is playing out dictates my self-worth but it doesn’t have too. My worth doesn’t change because my feelings change.
We are worth loving No matter our feelings and how our life going at any given moment. #mantras #soulcare #selflove #worth #feelings
What helps you feel centered? What comforts the loneliness or ache in your heart?
You know better what you need than anyone else.
If you’re not sure what is comforting to you, that’s not unusual and you can do some exploring and find things that help you feel loved and connected and throw out the ones that don’t. You hold all the cards and you are worth connecting too.
Angie #mantrasfortherestofus #selflove #mindfulness #meditation #feelings #awareness #practiceofpayingatten
Why do we hold onto what doesn't serve us anymore? From clothes that are worn out, don't fit, or we just don't like anymore; to the clutter of - trinkets, tchotchkes, old cards, books (such a hard one for me), broken items we think we will get fixed someday; and the self-protection patterns, safeties, people, coping mechanisms that stopped working or loving us years ago. I'm a firm believer of not changing the things that are working - why buy trouble, right? And I'm not talk
Day 1 Meditation Experiment Here we go! What do you feel your personal sabotagers will be? I'm not referring to children or significant others. I'm thinking what inside you could sabotage you. For me it will probably look something like this... I am cozy in my bed it's early morning and I wake up before my alarm. I know it's set for 15 minutes before I normally get up. What do I do? I change the alarm back to it's normal time leaving me no time for early morning meditation wh
It's over, the 40 days of potential personal reflection is done. Now the eating and drinking commence ; ) How are you feeling on the other side? Do you feel a deeper connection to yourself, the world, your Creator?
Do you feel a greater capacity to love yourself and the world around you?
Are you breathing deeper?
Or did you notice a resistance to meditation, deeper breathing and time spent in love of self and humanity? Me? I always feel a bit of a let down a
What I've noticed over this Lenten period is it is really, really LONG! And in its length some days I forgot I was even practicing it. I'm sure this is multifaceted for different reasons... *I'm not in a community anymore, so the reminder withing a group and the conversations that could happen in that group are not happening. *I'm not doing any email reminder that would prompt me to action on a daily basis as I've done in the previous years. I have a friend who worked for Wor
Almost one full week of Lent down. How are you doing so far? Did you come up with attainable and manageable goals for yourself possibly centered around what is holding you back: from loving yourself, being vulnerable, walking in forgiveness, taking up space, owning your voice, being fully alive ETC? How did it go implementing those goals? Did you over commit and plans of meditating at 5 am have turned into sleeping late and blowing the whole thing off? Or did it slip your min
Whether you grew up with Lent, didn't or don't consider yourself the target audience for this practice you might benefit from new ways of looking at this next 40 days. When I first learned about Lent (I fall in the 2nd category, didn't grow up with it). It was all about restriction and leaning toward the suffering for Christ. Sometimes restricting oneself isn't bad, while we are not eating sugar, drinking booze, or getting up early we can practice focusing our attention on be