Dear Guests, This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the US – first official weekend of summer and a holiday to honor/remember the people who died serving in the military. It’s also a 3 day weekend for me so I’m taking my first “break” here since January 2020. Yup, it’s been that long since I […]ADMIN:… Continue reading ADMIN: Holiday Break; see you next week — Untangled Connections
What is a custom aromatherapy blend? A specific blend of essential oils (not more than 5) combined together to create an amazing scent and support a specific goal. How is the blend used/applied? That depends on the individual using the blend. In the photo above, I have a sleep inhaler with a DIY tag to… Continue reading Custom Aromatherapy Blends – A Scent Tailored to Suit your needs
So what is trauma-informed care? My Definition: trauma-informed care means finding providers who listen actively and with compassion, accept me and my experiences as real and valid, and work with me (instead of blaming me or disregarding my concerns) through different challenges associated with getting medical care. Here are some definitions from Harvard Medical School… Continue reading Trauma-informed Care – and why we all deserve it
Greetings! I hope you all are practicing social distancing while staying safe wherever you are in this world. If you celebrate, Happy Mother's Day too. I practice social distancing and only wear a mask when leaving the apartment building. However, circumstances have me considering wearing a mask and/or gloves whenever I leave my apartment... Which… Continue reading Life, Interrupted – Weekly post is delayed
Still, going out in the world at this time feels brave to me. I am mildly agoraphobic and experience panic attacks outside of my comfort zone. Right now, I don't have a comfort zone outside of my apartment - new neighborhood, new transit lines, new neighbors - so even going to the balcony feels scary. And when the fire alarms in my building went off that afternoon - well I'm happy it was taken care of promptly and we all were able to go back inside relatively fast. And yes, I stayed far away from the crowds while keeping the building in sight; better that way after I accidentally got startled when a friendly boxer dog tried to say hi.