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Cheaper than Therapy

About a month ago, I came hours early to my physio appointment to write. I wanted to write about what's been going on. I have a project going on the back burner, about my the highs and lows of mental health, and the struggles that people face and the mountains that have to be climbed in our society and the different parts that I've had to deal with, but I forgot my headphones. I crossed the street to pick up a pair and this business that I've passed quite a few times called the Float House caught my eye, so I thought I'd go in and see what it was all about.

It's basically a tank of water, so big that I can stand up in it, and so wide that I can do a starfish and not touch any end of it, filled with Epsom salts to a certain capacity, so that no matter how heavy one is, you float. There is no light, no sound, no stimulation, and the end goal is to be completely sensory free. To just be.

I'm big into guided meditations to help me relax, but with me running around …

Strength

I haven't written in so long and it's been calling me. I've started a blog post here and there and I've written a few about my trip, and I have to, this last trip was pivotal in my journey to becoming an Albertan and my journey to getting over heartbreak and just moving on...and accepting that after ten years, things change, and after ten years, things just don't go back to the way that they used to be.

Before my trip, I was a mess. I was exhausted - physically, emotionally, and mentally. I didn't realize it, but having a circle of people around you for support, and knowing that they are nearby can make a huge difference in getting through a big life change. I went to Africa, knowing that I needed to go back to my roots (yep, they are my roots) and learn to be appreciative for the small things and learn to know that joy will come back into my life again, and I wouldn't be...functionning the the level that I am now, without that trip. Apart from the many, ma…