The Beginning It happened so fast that I still feel unprepared. I’ve been trying for over 4 months to adopt a cat through the Oregon Humane Society, but it’s been a challenge because of COVID-19-related changes to the adoption process. But on the busiest, most challenging week post-COVID, Gale came into my life. I applied […]Life… Continue reading Life Quirks: Coping with Change: Meet My Cat Gale
Boundaries: what are they? Boundaries are rules and limits people use to keep themselves and the people around them safe in many different ways. They can be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, or verbal. Most important, though, boundaries show and tell other people how far they can push themselves and others before they cross lines. When… Continue reading Aromatherapy Can Help People Set and Maintain Healthy Boundaries
It probably doesn't seem like the type of topic to write about here, but racism is a valid topic because it causes stress, tension, emotional distress, and challenging work/life environments that can negatively impact an individual or group of people's lives. Racism these days is not always obvious or clear these days, but it exists and impacts people all the time.
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