(or something like that)
I was reading an article the other day because I was feeling like sh*t and this article caught my eye as I was scrolling through my media feed.
This article was broken into four parts, each headlined by an action, and each part discussed scientific reasons why that action would help bring one out of a temporary ‘funk.’
(I say ‘temporary funk’ as this post is not meant to address the situation of those who suffer from clinical depression or other mental illnesses…just as I believe that the article was not meant as a replacement for seeking medical help, psychological therapy, or taking prescribed medications either.)
These are the 4 strategies as I listed them in my notebook, and the descriptions are my take on the information as it was presented in the article:
1.) Ask yourself: What am I grateful for?
2.) Label negative feelings.
3.) Make a decision
4.) Touch people
I would link to the article – if I could find it – so I will keep looking for it, and update with it if I can…
Found it: http://theweek.com/articles/601157/neuroscience-reveals-4-rituals-that-make-happy
According to Etsy, I have been a customer of various shops hosted there since 2010, and as much as I always intended to open my own shop, I never did.
But I have been making my own devotional jewelry – usually ankle bracelets and necklaces – since 2010.
As well, there are several altar items
– such as altar cloths, sculptures, and other various accessories –
that I’ve always made for myself, since I couldn’t always find what I wanted for my altars.
So after years of getting compliments on what I’ve made, I’ve decided to see how it goes…
Here is my Etsy shop,
where you will find some of the Norse-inspired
(and definitely Loki-inspired)
glass bead jewelry and altar items that I’ve made.
Thanks for checking it out!
UPDATE: For those interested, here is the WordPress blog that I’ve dedicated exclusively to my shop
A friend of mine once told me that I must live ‘in a musical vacuum’ because there’s a lot of popular songs that I’ve never listened to, much less heard of.
Often, I don’t want to agree with her for two good reasons.
First, I’ll pretty much listen to any and all genres of music.
And second, I’m pretty much listening to music all of the time.
Yes, much like Starlord, I have a soundtrack to my days, if not, my entire life…so I cannot fathom how this could be.
I do not want to believe that I live in a musical vacuum. I tell myself that I’d know a popular song if I heard it before, wouldn’t I?
So last night, she sent me a link to this:
This is Lennon Roach.
He is an munitions system specialist for the US Air Force stationed in Lakenheath England.
So I listened to the song, and then I went to bed.
But I woke up this morning with bits of that lovely melody and heartfelt lyrics still resonating in my head.
So I’ve been thinking of this song all morning.
I must’ve clicked on the link a dozen times, listening to it since last night.
Because of the way that it was shared, I did not see the tag that identifies this song, but I found myself absolutely falling in love with the words and the melody.
Once I’d practically memorized the lyrics of the song…I realized I had to know more.
So I Googled the song lyrics, expecting that this would be an original piece.
Much to my surprise, I found out this morning that it’s a cover of Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist.’
Maybe I do live in a musical vacuum.
I stand corrected.