Nearly Morning – You’ll cry again, you bare your soul.

I’ve been writing a lot lately and it’s been a form of therapy. Trauma dumping. I’m not going to share my latest writing here. But music helps me through it. I wanted to share this beautiful song with you. It’s three am as I repost this and sleep fails me yet again. Letting me stew…

Early morning rain thoughts

I actually wrote this on Sunday and forgot to post it. It’s the end of the month already and as hard as it has been this year, a lot has happened in the past month. So much so that it’s been a bit over whelming. First of all, I met with my new geneticist and…

The reality of it all: advanced stages of osteoporosis

This afternoon I finally felt well enough to do some laundry and change the bedsheets. With my old bed, I just had a metal frame and even though my back hurt, I never had problems with the sheets. Somehow in the last year, the pain in my back has become so severe that I can…

Self-care: why crying is good for you

The other week, I responded to a question in Ask Reddit and for once, it was a really good question. I’ve lost track of it now, buried far deep in dozens of comments and replies. But the gist of the question was this: I can’t cry. I want to cry. I know I should cry….

Living Well: Self care for anxiety, depression or stress

Reposting this. I think it’s a good reminder on how we can care for ourselves during this difficult time. At work today, I caught up with a co-worker I hadn’t seen in a few days. We chatted a bit about my new schedule and how it’s really making a difference in my life. We went…

Living Well: Coping with anger

For many years, especially in my twenties, I struggled with anger issues from past traumatic experiences. It took me a long time, nearly twenty years to be exact, to finally open up to someone I trusted about my experiences of sexual abuse and abusive partnerships. The first person I told my entire story to was…

Mostly Single Quarterly Update & Changes!

Good morning everyone. How are you doing this fine Sunday? It’s Saturday evening as I’m typing this. But I am going to start scheduling posts so you have something to start your day with! I’m so proud to say that I’ve finally come up with a great theme for this website and gave it a…

Grief: if ye love me

In my line of volunteer work with the church, I’ve play music for a lot of funerals. And because I’ve been at the church as long as I have, I’ve come to know many of the church members and they have become an extended family. I’ve never been a highly religious person. I’m obsessed with…

Health: self care – how to unwind after a bad day. (repost)

This is a repost. I think it’s good information to share every now and then. You can also read my post on The Art of Self-Care. Just a short post today. It’s been a lousy few days. Tired. Stressed. And contemplating when things started heading south. Last month – things were amazing. But the past…

Meditation

Meditation Techniques – Music As a musician, I am really keen on the idea of using music to meditate. This really helps me during stressful times in my life. Or when I’m feeling down. Over the years, I’ve found some great channels on YouTube that allows me to do this. Sometimes writing is my meditation. I…