November 23, 2017

Emotional Balance

Well, its been quite awhile since I posted,  so I apologize for not being more regular with this blog. Its been a busy time this summer as caregiver for my 92 year old mom, helping out with the family farm, etc. As I write this from the ICU here in Wichita, Ks, where mom is recovering from heart surgery, hopefully I can get back to a better balance with my life….

Balancing Act

Balancing Act (Photo credit: Digitalnative)

I am enrolled in a course offered through the Institute for Journal Writers (IAJW) which I belong to, called the “emotional balance clinic”. When I enrolled, I didn’t know I would be here dealing with all the emotinal issues of mom’s near death experiences, so perhaps this clinic will be helpful. The last few days, I have been working my way through Beth Jacob’s book “Writing for Emotional Balance”. She notes that “journals can be effective tools for emotional management” and “can clarify, release, organize and sooth your feelings.” The book is really a workbook with lots of exercises where you can work your way through various tools for emotional balance. My tendency is to bury my emotions, so hopefully the clinic and the book will help me force my emotions to the surface, so I can articulate my feelings better. So, look for additional posts for my progress towards improved emotional balance.

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