For those of you not on Instagram (or not following me), here is another round up of some of my favorite posts from the last couple of months.
If you hover over the thumbnail, you'll see a caption that will give you a clue about the topic, or you can click to view the full post on IG.
Remember that you don't need an Instagram account to view these. If you do want to follow me, you can find me here.
I knew it had been a while since my last blog post...but I was SHOCKED AND APPALLED when I saw that the last time I wrote was January.
Where have I been?! What have I been doing?! (I mean besides: seeing clients, sleeping, hanging out with friends and family, petting my cats, watching TV, doing laundry, going to Zumba, reading, eating, etc...)
Well, what happened was...
When I first started running, it was brutal.
Let's be honest, it still is. I am perpetually falling out of this habit. Every time I return after a long break, it feels almost as hard as it did when I started.
I never wanted to be a runner. I didn't understand why people would voluntarily subject themselves to this particular brand of torture.
Then one day, for reasons I don't fully understand, I wanted to try.
Check out this Bustle piece about common thoughts that can have a negative impact on your well being. It includes examples from therapists, including yours truly.
If you recognize any of these, or struggle with toxic thoughts that aren't on this list, you are not alone! We all think thoughts from time to time that can cause us harm.
Check out this Headspace article on how to use mindfulness and other strategies to shift your experience of commuting. It includes some insight and practical tips from yours truly and other helping professionals.
fara tucker, lcsw
therapist~consultant~teacher in Portland, Oregon