Abby Oliver, after she figured out where her loneliness was leading her
When Abby was in her late 20s, her life looked great from the outside. She was the VP of Public Relations and Marketing for a company. She had a 2 bedroom house in Bel Air and many friends. But on the inside she felt empty, lonely and she didn’t know how to fit in.
Mermaiding, wearing a mermaid tale and swimming, has exploded in popularity recently. And last week I had the opportunity to chat with Abby Oliver, mermaid and leader in the Indigo Child community. One of the questions I was most curious about was how do mermaids make money?
Jeremy Fulwiler is a body psychotherapist , a poet, an amazing dancer and a marathoner. He runs a thriving therapy practice, Wellness Beyond Words, and has a beautiful community in Detroit. We hopped on FB live in November to discuss courage, overcoming challenges and his first book, Prodigal Selves. You can watch the whole interview here.
I woke up at 5 am this morning with a heaviness in my chest. I put my hand on my heart and tried to breathe into the tension. I breathed deeply into my belly. I listened to the memoir I’m loving, Present over Perfect, for half an hour. And eventually the tension released enough that I could go back to sleep.
I lay in bed with mixed emotions. For one second I would feel so happy and cozy to be tucked in bed and the next my chest would feel tight and I’d feel overcome with guilt.
It had been a long hard day at work and all I wanted to do was lie in bed watching episode after episode of Say Yes to the Dress. But I had cancelled dinner with a friend and it was wracking me with guilt.
According to a study by the Family and Work Institute, 89% of US employees agree somewhat or strongly that they never seem to have enough time to get everything done on the job. When the amount of work you need to do at work compounds with all the work you need to do in your personal life, this can lead to burnout.