Me: The Emotional-Abuser

BATTENING DOWN THE HATCHES His words and gesture hit a nerve. An internal wound. It’s been replaying in my mind all week – in slow-motion, in fast play, when I’m busy, when I’m quiet. I see it in nauseating detail. I could describe it all pixel by pixel. I immediately battened down the hatches. BatteningContinue reading “Me: The Emotional-Abuser”

Meant to Belong to a Herd

  Part I: OXYTOCIN I took a magnificent Dementia class by fellow occupational therapist Teepa Snow. She taught a contact technique to use on people with dementia. She elaborated that it led to the release of Oxytocin, a hormone produced in mammalian brains. I call it our herd hormone. I later learned it controls socialContinue reading “Meant to Belong to a Herd”

If You Believe

If you know anything me, it’s my feelings about cows. You can find contributing factors here: https://thukumainen.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/wild-about-cows/. And to think I am married to a man who calls himself a rancher. Very sad. I posted that blog a year ago and my feelings haven’t changed much. Shortly after that, Emma who’d grown up on aContinue reading “If You Believe”

Holding it Together

I remember my youth, Fast and uptight, Resilient and taut, Easy to excite.   Then I was a dish, but now turning Into a well-seasoned casserole; As my physical knack to hold it together slacks, Goes lax.   I’m more flexible though. Resting and relaxing, Stretching and accommodating, Binding and creating. For the afternoon knows WhatContinue reading “Holding it Together”