๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is exactly what I am seeking to attain in my life right now. It involves an acceptance of the chaos and noise that is daily life along with a gentleness and compassion for myself and others. It is elusive but worth the effort.

From my Daily Calm

Peace is finding calm in your heart

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ The best way I have found to combat worry and anxiety is to name it. When I call it out directly, I prevent the masquerade and am more able to let it slip away.

From my Daily Calm

Worries are like birds

๐Ÿ“– The Elements of Style

By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a delightful meditation this morning. The focus was on learning to rest the brain. This is a skill that seems just out of reach but also desirable and valuable.

From my Daily Calm

Take rest

Excited to be sporting my new pin from @THWofD. Definitely my favorite podcast right now.

THWoD pin

Came back home last night after a week away to focus on treatment. It was so rewarding to see how excited the kids were. โ€œAre you staying home? You are?! Hooray!!โ€

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Learning the skill of impulse control is essentially the work on my ERP treatment. OCD makes it challenging for me to even identify the urges that come as separate from my acting on them. But, as with most things, my skill increases with practice.

From my Daily Calm

Don't give up what you want most for what you want now

๐Ÿ’ฎ I finished my series โ€œWhat mental illness feels likeโ€ today, and posted an updated conclusion. This has been my best writingโ€”maybe not the most well-written, but the most vulnerable and therapeutic. I hope it helps others face the horror of mental illness with less fear.

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This requires courage. But the rewards are so fulfilling and uplifting. Many of the things I need to leave behind are in my own mind. And great peace awaits as I do.

From my Daily Calm

I'm learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me