HI THERE! If you're asking yourself, "why did I just click the link to Kate's dumb blog?" -- I might be able to help you answer that. Me saying "thank you" except to the Irish Sea on the Cliffs of Moher First off, let me just say THANK YOU! for even visiting my site in … Continue reading …WTF IS THIS SITE ANYWAY?
The following exercise is the first coping mechanism I was taught by my therapist when I began CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). This particular routine is designed to help the brain re-learn basic mindfulness and awareness of the present moment. Whenever I feel myself becoming overwhelmed or when I catch myself daydreaming, I refocus myself with … Continue reading Look at this picture. What do you see? (an exercise)
So, you're probably wondering what qualifies me to write about my experiences with therapy and mental health, right? Well, as for therapy, I've been in some form of "it" for the past twenty years, starting from the age of three, so I can safely say that I know quite a bit about it, at least … Continue reading The Daydreamer: AD/HD & Me
My homemade hashbrowns Over the past five years or so, I've discovered a part of myself that is very maternal. It was an aspect of my personality that went neglected for a really long time, but I'm starting to lean into this side of myself more and more. When I imagine my ideal future, I … Continue reading ~Why I Cook~
The sun peaks through rain-filled storm clouds The phrase "A Southern California Winter Garden" seems like the most ridiculous, contradictory statement. We don't have winter. We have summer and semi-autumn. Not winter. I know many gardeners in states like New York or Idaho would probably be very offended by the idea of San Diego gardeners … Continue reading A Southern California Winter Garden
As you've probably surmised by now, I love carbs. Particularly bread. One of the great tragedies of life is the fact that simple carbohydrates aren't that great for your body. There's a little part of my brain that chastises the rest of my psyche every time I chow down on a slice of french bread … Continue reading RECIPE: Peasant Bread (cause who cares about carbs?)
Just a quick note to all my lovely readers - Busy Blue Eyes is a brand new site and I'd really love it to reach as many people as it can. If you like this article and my website, could you do me a huge favor and share it? You can tweet it instantly using … Continue reading 6 Easy & Effective Techniques You Can Use To Make It Through The Day With AD/HD.
Be sure to check out the free gift I'm offering to all of my lovely readers from now until 3:30pm (PST) on March 1st, 2019. Find out more at the bottom of this article! ------------------------------------- Celtic Crow hand drawn for me by my lovely friend, Shayne Baker I think it's a fair statement to say … Continue reading My Adventures into the Occult
Welcome to my latest literary endeavor - The Snow Bird! The Snow Bird is a story that I have been working on for nearly a year now, and I'm finding that this story is the most personal I've ever written. While the story is completely fictional, I've really tried to tap into my own emotions … Continue reading The Snow Bird – Chapter 1 ~ The Butcher’s Block
As I mentioned in my Twenty Questions article, my favorite food in the whole wide world is PASTA. My homemade pasta with bolognese. I don't have a preference of noodle, nor a preference of sauce (they're all my favorite). All I care about is the doughy yet chew-able richness of a massive plate of pasta. I swear, I could eat … Continue reading Homemade Pasta