Reblog: Calling All Survivors of Child Abuse to Help Others.

My comment: Building self-esteem through making craft projects: macramĂ©, felt, coloring books, stained glass, beads, jewelry making, plastic canvas, pompom animals, cardboard houses, paper dolls, sewing… arts and crafts. Please share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens (more…)

True Recovery is Possible.

After the narcissist’s discard, when he left me all alone and so broken, I cried out: I am not going to survive this pain. I am never going to get past my grief. I am going to grieve for the rest of my life. I am going to be sad forever. I am never going to be happy again. I may never laugh again. I am useless and spent. I will never love another man. It will always be David for me. Well, guess what? I was completely wrong. I did survive the pain. I did get over the grief. I (more…)

Show-and-Tell Art Project. 28 Dec 2014. Door.

temporary link: Transcription: Shalom uvrachot. Today is the 28th of December 2014 and I’m doing Show-and-Tell with my art project. So on November 22nd, I had a really beautiful dream and it was very Lewis Carroll. I came upon a door that was slightly open, and I pushed the door open, and went in to a beautiful garden. It was really prehistoric looking, with massive ferns and greenery. Just green, as green as you can imagine green. So when I woke up, I decided to make this thing. So the door… First I’m going to deconstruct it and then I’m going (more…)

A Torah explanation for one difference between men and women.

According to Bereshit (Book of Genesis), a man has an emotional need for validation that is different from a woman’s emotional need for validation. According to Bereshit, God took some dirt (adamah), pushed it into the shape of a male human, breathed into it, and the male was brought to life. First there was dirt, then there was a living male person. This is called “yesh mi ayin”, something from nothing. To make the female human, God put the living male to sleep, removed a part from his side, and fashioned it into the female person. The woman was created from (more…)

Breath of Fire.

In high school, I used to get terrible anxiety when it was time to go to gym class (phys ed). There were two reasons for this: 1) I was two years younger than my classmates and 2) I was clumsy and especially inept at sports. I read about a breathing exercise to decrease anxiety and it worked very well for me. Exercise #1: Breathe in for a count of four. Breathe out for a count of four. Breathe in for a count of four. Breathe out for a count of four. Go limp. Later in life, I learned Breath of Fire. (more…)

ESP & Impulse Control.

Recently, I started showing signs of diabetes. Namely: Excessive peeing (i.e. needing to go once an hour, every hour) Excessive thirst Blurred vision I have been pre-diabetic for over 30 years and have had bouts of being insulin-resistant, so it is always a legitimate concern for me to watch my blood glucose levels. However, this time, it turned out that it was our family dog who has diabetes and is now on insulin. This has happened to me before. For example, the time I broke out with hives all over my body and could not discern a reason. I had not (more…)

The Star Spangled Blind Date

An ode to Red Flags from one of my favorite blogs. Enjoy. Please share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... (more…)