Learning to drive at 47 – thank GOD/DESS for all anxiety soothing self care tools I have

Learning to drive is bringing my anxious past flooding back but now, thankfully, I can talk myself down far faster. It’s also FUN… I’ve always had a vivid imagination and while this is often a good thing, it was terrible when I was younger before I even knew that cultivating…

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Do You Ever Feel Like Anxiety Means You Can’t Even Contemplate Feeling or Doing Better?

Trigger warning: While Catherine’s story is inspirational, the horrors she is bravely facing even when it’s so tempting to look the other way are heartbreaking even to read about. I’m including links about the mother and baby home abuses and Tuam babies rather than detailing them here. I hear ye….

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Some Self Care Lessons and Reminders from Climbing My First Mountain

Of the many things that appealed about Westport (when becoming a Brexile and looking for somewhere to move to in Ireland, thanks to my being Indian Irish and having that passport privilege) the pictures of Clew Bay, as seen from the top of the Reek (aka Croagh Patrick mountain) were…

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