Mother's Day, every year it is the same. I do not like it. And it is not because of my own mother, or even my own children. No, it is because of the woman who stepped in to pretend to be "the mom" by bullying me!
I don't mean to sound rude, and I really do not use the term 'hate' loosely, but you will soon understand why I say this.
And when it is mother's day I am treated like the stepmom.
Why? Because the woman who married the father of my children is extremely insecure.
She doesn't need to be insecure. I mean she is an absolutely stunning Hispanic woman.
BUT she does not know that. She has no clue of her real power. So we ALL are forced to live within her insecure guidelines.
Yesterday I was triggered. And today I am here to tell you there is a new inclusion to the revision step in Stop the Mind Screw and that is HEALING.
I am triggered by bullies. I have been bullied all of my life, even as a very young child. I recognize a bully a mile away and am easily triggered by bullying instances.
I will be doing a video on this process soon (May 20, 2021) but wanted to get this blog post out now! This is healing to me!
As you may or may not know I quit talking about Reality Transurfing because of the "leader" of the group and how she "bullied" (IMO) others out of talking about the book. You can read that post here.
I could be wrong. She did state that was not her intention - to the group to save face! And it sure appears that she did bully Aaron Doughty out of RT...
We talk to ourselves more than anyone else. But do you know the quality of those thoughts? Do you monitor this?
This is where our power lies.
In today's video, I discuss this very thing.
Chapters: 00:00 Intro 01:04 First thought 01:44 Reactivity/Proactivity 03:20 Insomnia Pitfalls: 05:27 1.Shape our beleifs 06:31 2. Outlook is affected 08:13 3. Personalize it Solutions: 10:13 1. Decisions are easier 10:35 2. Re-write those limiting beliefs 12:23 3. Who you surround yourself with even in self-talk 14:46 4. Exercise 15:50 5. Triggers 17:34 6. Have a sense of humor Humor 13:34
Tim Ferris Podcast with Matthew https://tinyurl.com/4yevjjtt
Green Lights https://amzn.to/2NAReLK
Toxic positivity https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM...
Joseph Rodrigues https://www.youtube.com/user/JoeRodri...
Trigger video https://youtu.be/xeRobcFt-jA
House was stolen from me: https://youtu.be/5JhiPunRegQ
Stop the mind screw! https://www.kathieowen.com/screw Get your simple thought habit...
In today's video, I discuss the Texas freeze of 2021. I survived it!!
I went without power or cell service for 2 full days. My house got down to 42 degrees Farenheight. And it was not that bad! I think that has so much to do with my attitude and the skills I learned along the way as a survivor of Complex PTSD.
I discuss the 4 things I learned:
The simplest way to work out at home is to use your own body, commonly known as isometric exercises.
There are a variety of effective bodyweight exercises that can help you build strength, endurance and burn calories.
And by circuit training (going from one exercise to the next, without little or no rest), you keep your heart rate up, burn more calories and get the most out of your exercise time.
Have you ever seen police lights in your rearview mirror and get a sudden wave of fear? Your heart rate starts pulsing and you begin to think of every little thing you just did to see if it is you who is getting pulled over?
That my friend is a trigger. And when you have PTSD it can take something as simple as spending time with a 3-year-old child when all of a sudden you have flashbacks to a time and place where you are in trauma.
Triggers are something every person has whether they have PTSD or not. As a survivor of Complex PTSD, I can tell you those triggers come out of nowhere even when you are healthy and far removed from the narc.
Today I am going to help you by identifying ways to deal with those triggers to minimize the effect.
Triggers can be both internal and external.
Examples of internal triggers are:
This week’s fitness tip:
You may be missing the camaraderie of the gym, the relaxation of swimming laps, or the social connection from walking or hiking with a group of friends. If you were used to attending a fitness class with a motivating instructor or trainer named Kathie Owen , you might be disappointed in the intensity of workouts on your own.
Exercise can help ease depression, stress, and anxiety, and aid in the management of chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. By finding new ways to get moving and stay motivated, you can take charge of your mood and well-being and regain a sense of control.
While being fit won’t prevent you from catching illnesses, it does have many other protective effects. Physical activity releases endorphins, chemicals in your brain that revitalize your mind and body, and it can help to improve all aspects of your health. In...