Overfunctioning

Dear Soulseekers, Check all that apply to you: *Doing things for others that they can do for themselves *Absorbing other people’s feelings *people-pleasing to avoid disappointing others *difficulty saying no and setting boundaries *assuming more responsibility than is your share *giving advice whether the person asks for it or not *fretting about others *feeling responsible […]

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Be still, silent

Dear Soulseekers, Today was the perfect example of my lack of social media presence or interest in it. I placed a mobile order for Starbucks this morning at 8:20 a.m. thinking that would give me plenty of time to finish getting ready, grab a coffee and make it to work by 9 am. I get […]

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Stay calm

Dear Soulseekers, I feel anxious! And Stressed! With the beginning of school quickly approaching, I can feel my shoulders starting to rise, my neck starting to stiffen, and my temper getting short. Yikes! Time for some self care. I’ve learned over the years what the beginning of stress and anxiety feels like. I have a […]

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regrets

Dear Soulseekers, “Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. ‘And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be different if you had made other choices…Would you have done anything different, if you […]

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Anything

The storm in Texas has knocked us for a loop. Our prayers are with those who are cold and suffering due to this storm. For this weeks post I am posting a mantra that I have really needed these past few weeks.

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digital minimalists

Dear Soulseekers, Recently, a co-worker recommended a book to me saying that it’s been the best book he’s read to help him deal with anxiety. I was curious. So I looked it up, and this is what I found. “Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations […]

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uncertainty

Dear Soulseeker, We are living in a time of extreme uncertainty: the pandemic, the hurricanes, the fires, the election, the riots, the looting, the social injustice. Did I mention the election? It’s all too much, and I’m tired of it. You are too, I know. I’m thinking about going into full on hermit mode and […]

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yes, me

Dear Soulseeker, Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S.? About  40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older have an anxiety disorder.   I am one of that 40 million. I can’t remember specifically when it began: the uncertainty, the sense of unreality, the thoughts […]

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