Showing posts from March, 2019

Swearing and the F*@!g Brain

"You sound so uneducated when you swear"
"Watch your language"
"Do you have to say that word?"

Have you ever stubbed your toe on the leg of your bed? Or a box on the floor? It hurts, it hurts bad. Once I stubbed the same baby toe on my bed 3 times in 2 days. It turned purple and black for some time after. There were numerous swear words that came flying out of my mouth that I could not even recall moments later. It felt so automatic and instinctual. The words just flew out as soon as my brain registered the pain.

First, I want to clarify that there is a difference between swearing and cursing. Cursing is when you intentionally say an expletive within your sentiment. This includes "I am so fucking tired", "You are such a bitch", and "Your ass is dead." In these cases, you are intentionally cursing an individual, thing, event, etc. Swearing is when an expletive comes out of your mouth in response to a physical or emotional pain. As…

Daylight Savings

From  Daylight saving time occurred this weekend and for many, it leaves us feeling groggy and extra tired. For those who struggle with insomnia or work rotating schedules, this one-hour shift in time can cause even more difficulty in getting restful and restorative sleep. You may feel a bit jet-lagged as a result.
According to holistic therapist Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC there are several things we can do to make the adjustment more easily:
First, plan and give yourself a chance to adjust. Beginning tonight, stick to a healthy sleep routine and try to get to bed a bit earlier than usual. Next, set your alarm for your usual awakening time and try to get outdoors for natural light for 5-10 minutes upon awakening. This will help to reset your natural clock. For those in cold weather climates, this may not be possible. Try to get outdoors at some point during the day to absorb natural light. Try essential oils su…