From All About Me

Couch Potato Plan

Hello friends! How are you all this wonderful Wednesday?? I’m so glad the week is half over. I’m telling you my training was tough tough tough. It’s the most difficult thing I’ve done for years! We spent the whole training in silence which was not as difficult as spending (25) 25 minute meditation-which means I…

Training to be Silent

Hey friends! So this weekend I’m involved in a training for work (Friday-Monday) on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound (Outside Seattle) This is a silent mindfulness training (labeled a retreat) and honestly works well for me because I don’t like to go to training and be expected to get to know a huge bunch of people I don’t know (I’m sort of a introvert masking as an extrovert cause obviously I’m blogging and IG)! This is part of a DBT certification that I’m doing with some of my co workers. (So the whole time I’m here I have to stay…

Warrior Weekend

Hello friends! Happy Labor Day weekend! For me it really was a Labor Day yesterday! 😂 We drove up to my parents home in Wyoming Friday night (late Friday night- I discovered how hard it is to see on the toad when the cars traveling toward me have new headlights)! Or maybe it’s age- IDK! Anyway yesterday morning we wore our grubby clothes (my sisters remarked they were glad none of us were dressed up and are au naturel for this fun filled day😂🤣)and rode in the back of the truck toward the back end of the property next to…

Brutal Deliverance

Hey friends! All this week I’ve been in a work paid training to assist my clients in moving beyond their trauma. The intervention is DBT PE-Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Prolonged Exposure. The last two days we discussed (8:30-430) rationale for treatment, statistics showing drastic improvement or elimination of PTSD symptoms and structure of the intervention. Today and tomorrow we watched videos of actual sessions (signed release of clients in video to use for training-no names) to help us understand how to administer the treatment. One thing about watching the videos of sessions is that we as participants are privy to the…

Way to go Friday!

Hello friends and happy Friday! Speaking of Friday; what do you usually think of on Friday? Happiness, chillax, casual, TGIF, weekend, days off, partay? These are all things I think but today started off different. I needed new tires on my race machine (haha maxima) so I went to Big-O early for tires and alignment.…

Wish List

Hey friends! How are you all on this fine Wednesday? I hope everyone is well and happy 🙂 I thought I would share a little bit of my fun trip to Wyoming last weekend! I left on Thursday and returned Sunday. Thursday I had some fun in the thriving metropolis of Thayne Wyoming (actually it’s…

The Therapist Who Lived

Hello friends! It’s been a few days since I blogged; I was out of town kicking up my heels away from work! Yay! Yesterday back at work but had a nasty run in with a mean lady (not a client)! She appeared at our facility in Salt Lake and I decided to make the effort to repair our relationship; after our last phone call I told her I would not communicate with her by phone ANYMORE-only by email. So when she showed up I thought I would be a bigger person and speak with her (mistake). She is argumentative, insulting,…

Stretch First

Hey friends! I have another birthday this week and it’s a good reminder not to do stupid things! My co worker (probably 15 years younger than I and parent to a young girl on cheer squad) on Friday said “I’ll give you $50 to do this”… and she straightened out her leg and propped it…