I just realized I am included in this group. Nice! I liked the poll question. Just decided to check-in to offer a hello to #TheMighty !❤️
What are the signs that you need to take a break from certain people or situations? Maybe you start to feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable.
Share what tell-tale signs mean it’s time for a break by finishing this sentence: “I know I need space when...”
And no matter what the signs are, we want you to know we are proud of you for recognizing when you need a time-out from someone or something. 💜
We all have been spending more time at home these days, so it’s fitting that this week’s challenge is all about the physical space you’re in. How do you make your space more comfortable? Would you add a ton of soft pillows and fluffy blankets? Or maybe you have your eye on some plants to spruce up your space, giving it a more “homey” vibe.
Cosmic dust within my soul,
Was once a star, or so I’m told.
I can feel it whisper; feel it thrum,
“You’re not alone, Little One.”
The universe of life does twine,
To my soul with unseen line.
I feel the thread, woven through,
Leaves, and bees, and morning dew,
And people I have never met,
Suns, and worlds I know not yet.
I hear its echo; its soft refrain,
It knows my heart, it speaks my name.
I’m not alone, can never be
In the vast womb of the galaxy.
I’m in all things, and they’re in me.
*Inspired by the quote by the Dali Llama that the worst thing we can do is forget we are connected - to think we are alone - a singular thing in the universe and American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the most amazing thing he think of is to know we are made of the same thing as everything in the universe - stars, and galaxies and worm holes, and super novas - and isn't it amazing to think that we have the universe in us and it has us in it. #science #Spirituality #Connections #Geek #space #notalone #Poetry #Lonliness #stargazer #firstpost
The last thing but I assess, I accept, and accommodate each morning is my emotional health. All mental illness side, I am an emotionally driven person. My emotions can run very very high, change very quickly, absorb the energy of any and everything happening in my orbit and often provide the earliest indication of a cycle, an episode, a breakdown or an incident. My emotions are never slow they're seldom gentle and they are often exhausting. I was told regularly as a child and young adults that I was high-strung, difficult, overly dramatic and a crybaby. For a very long time I believed that those things were true and I learned to cage my emotions. I avoided ignored and blocked out anything that made me feel angry, sad, frightened, loud, expressive, tearful, even uncomfortable. I somehow thought if I could be more normal, more accepted, more wanted,and more loved if I could just learn not to express my emotions in a way the anyone, anywhere might not find acceptable. It is only now, as a direct result of trying to raise children who feel that their feelings are heard, identified and respected, am I finally, for the first time in my life, learning to feel, identify and respect my own emotions. Even if it seems that I feel a certain way for no reason at all, that emotion still deserves to be given a name and the space to be felt and acknowledged. I tried to spend a few moments identifying anything that I might be feeling, saying it out loud and just allowing myself to visualize holding it in my hand paying respect and either letting it go or holding it close depending on the way that emotion makes me feel inside, not the way that it might make other people feel for me to feel that way. It is often during this time that I can identify sadness or loneliness or missing someone special. If I have even 5 extra minutes, I tried to take that time to reach out someone. If I can start my day with a significant emotional connection to another person, I am often more able to connect with people throughout my day. This is most often the time that I make phone calls or send text messages or emails or some pictures of our family two people that are far away, or that I don't see as often as I'd like. I often find that no matter how my body felt, what my thoughts were, and how I was feeling when I got out of bed, making those connections and sharing love with others often fills in some of the dark holes that my mental illness creates. By spending 30 minutes to an hour each morning caring for my own deepest most important needs, I am able to begin my day feeling strong, well, healthy and whole. When I go to bed at night sometimes I realize that the day was a win for me. All too often, I don't. But if I give myself a little space to be every morning I'm able to start the day truly believing that I can win #Emotions #emotionalwelbeing #space #courage #selfcare