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~
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.
photo courtesy of artist Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with San Diego musician and burgeoning pop-star Tim Connolly, who performs under the moniker "My Name Is Chapel". At 23 years old, Connolly is a self-taught, piano-driven singer-songwriter with the heart and soul of someone far beyond his years. His lyrics … Continue reading INTERVIEW: The Songwriter
From Earth The evergreens quake and sway, bowed by thunderous winds. The river roars, gushing geysers of ice shooting forth from its depths A bough breaks, crumbling into the tumble below. The snap of pine cuts through the dark depths of chaos, rendering still the passage of time. Are we not the evergreens? Are we … Continue reading From Earth
*This poem is inspired by my favorite place in the world, Joshua Tree, CA. The Terrestrial Plane There is a stillness here, a silence that howls and echoes of a time when the breeze whipped over spines and spindles prickles and rocks, to soothe the scorched earth from its time in the brilliant sun. Now, the … Continue reading The Terrestrial Plane