This month I decided to observe stress because I’ve noticed it creeping into my life on an almost daily basis whenever I go down to our parking garage. AND, frankly, why not? Every deep, dark corner within me is coming to light these days - so why not stress, too?!
I have come to realize that my understanding of health has radically shifted recently! This inspired me to muse over the words "health" and "healthy lifestyle." What do these concepts really mean? Are they stated in terms of absence, as in "an absence of illness" OR are they positively stated, as in "optimal biological, emotional, and mental functioning?"
One of the most fascinating things about Relationship Theory is that two people come together with each partner representing an amalgamation of the other's primary caregiver's worst traits in order for the two to begin a healing journey together... Isn't that simply a perfect set up?
Applying the 90 second rule to irritation and frustration!!
Some of you might remember when I've talked about in the past how they have tested in the laboratory that a pure emotion lasts only 90 seconds if we actually allow it to be experienced fully without judging it or trying to stop it… Sound familiar?
When contraction stops working...
One of the tools that I used in the past as a management tool, a strategic tool for feeling safe, managing uncomfortable situations, was contraction. I could pull myself back all around myself and create a little safe environment that gave me a sense of power, sense of strength sense of safety.