Jay got home Friday after a month away.
I’m starting to feel re-stablized, and ready to pick up whole books again. But this has been an interesting month of idea collecting (along with overwhelm…).
Every now-and-then I think I might start an INFJ blog, but then I do a bit of Googling and see there’s scads out there, and they make me notice more of my ENTP side, so I refrain from publicly claiming a “type” anymore.
But, for all you intuitive types who find yourself stuck between the “real world” of details and the “more equal” world of your thoughts and discoveries I will give you a peek into some of what my month of (blogging) silence has been steeped in.
It always seems like a crazy-huge variety while I’m reading and collecting, but sitting down in the (relative) peace and quiet of a school-isn’t-started-yet morning, I find a few broad headings can umbrella the frequent settings of my thoughts.
Even so, rabbit-trail chasers: you’ve been warned.
- Eating Grain-free (one-place list of resources)
- Weight-loss with Real Food
- Body weight exercises
- Wholesale discount for essential oils (you don’t have to be a seller to get the benefits.)
- Non-fiction/for-hire: Judy Leaver (well-organized website)
- Fiction– techniques for breaking things down:
- Self-publishing: Design Matters.
- 7 hacks for writing faster
Thoughts on Story/telling
- What are the Limits to Depictions of Sin in the Arts?
- Non-Negotiable Skills for Visual Storytellers
- Theme as the Organizing Idea of a Movie
- Psychology Tropes master list (Woot! I adore TVtropes.org)
Thoughts on Being/Belief/Behavior
From Sarah Bessey: We use words like “true” and “real” in reference to womanhood or motherhood or marriage, and I think it’s wrong to do this.
We use these words like they are freeing or universal or helpful, but they are forging new chains for a new law. There is no such thing as “real” woman or a “real” man. If you are a man, you are a real man. If you are a woman, you are a real woman.
- The biggest MBTI Misconception (And here’s her Top-Ten about INFJs, if you’re curious about my dominant personality type.)
- INFJ Coach has some effective and awesome observations about overwhelm and life-management
- Not a website, but a concept from this book:
In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions.
Such an encouraging, hope-offering thought.
- Prolonged Adaption Stress Syndrome (PASS: all the symptoms of PTSD without the flashbacks or triggering event.)
- The Underlying Belief System of Spiritual Abuse (and maybe of any type of abuse perpetuated by church-folk, with a focus on submission).
- The Enablers of Spiritual Abuse
Thoughts on Book-Reading
I’ve signed up for Net Galley‘s reading & reviewing program, so I’m excited to make Reading Notes a more consistent feature here at Untangling Tales. My favorite non-fiction titles are about mental and physical health, and how they intersect with every-day life. The fact that these books are being written, and that they’re available to me = lots of warm-fuzzies.