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You Are The Company You Keep

Why do we keep doing and feeling the same things over and over again, even when they aren't serving us well in any capacity whatsoever? Oh, the madness! Consciousness is a “here-and-now” experience of focused attention that is fundamentally a measure of how our body, thoughts, and mind is changed by interaction with our internal or external world. As such, our caretakers as infants played a vital role in helping us make sense of our internal and external worlds. We came to know who we are because of what they mirrored back to us, and therefore, consciousness is said to be context-dependent. This is a process in which we regulate our inner and outer worlds, to gain an understanding, if you will, of how the world operates

Nesting

While creating vision boards this week with our staff, I pointed out how important it is for me to have quiet, meditative time, usually in the horizontal position on my couch. My bed will suffice, too. It's "mommy" time in which I at times feel guilt, but push away, because I know the mommy-guilt is ever-present and what I really need is recuperative, "me" time. See the couch on my vision board below?   Yeah, that's me - dreaming on a couch. When the other counselors at I Choose Change created their visions boards, one thing they mentioned is that they don't have their own place to "nest". There is no space where they feel like they can hunker down, be introspective, meditate, and let

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