New Year, Same (wonderful) You

Guys, I have to say, I’m feeling a little belligerent this year. I am completely over the push to change myself at the beginning of the year. I think it’s disrespectful to all of the stuff that came before, and the challenges that are still waiting for me. I don’t want to hold myself to an arbitrary standard when it comes to change. I want to change when I’m ready. FURTHERMORE (Auntie Melissa is having feelings) I think I’m pretty goddamn great the way I am. Of course I have things to work on, and sure, I have goals, but …

Care and Keeping of Your Empath – Emotional

I heard something on a podcast a few months ago, and I can’t get it out of my head. Someone said, “You don’t have to believe every stupid thought that goes through your head.” This resonated with me and I sat with it for a while. In my head, I heard “You also don’t have to feel every dumb emotion that goes through your heart.” Wait, what? Just because an emotion runs right into me, I don’t have to internalize it? ‘Scuse me? You mean I’ve been flying off the handle for no reason?  If something frustrating happens in the …