Saturday, January 16, 2021

Episode 10: Peace of Mind


 So how’s your peace of mind holding up?

There's a name for war and killing
There's a name for giving in
When you know another answer
For me the name is sin
But there's still time to turn around
And make all hatred cease
And give another name to living
And we could call it peace
And peace would be the road we walk
Each step along the way
And peace would be the way we work
And peace the way we play
And in all we see that's different
And in all the things we know
Peace would be the way we look
And peace the way we grow
There's a name for separation
There's a name for first and last
When it's all for us or nothing
For me the name is past
But there's still time to turn around
And make all hatred cease
And give a name to all the future
And we could call it peace
And if peace is what we pray for
And peace is what we give
Then peace will be the way we are
And peace the way we live
Yes there still is the time to turn around
And make all hatred cease
And give another name to living
And we can call it peace
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Denver
The Peace Poem lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.


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Warm Thanks Dept:

Christine J. for helping me sort out some link issues at the FB page!

Kim C-G ( AKA "Kimmel") for a ko-fi!

What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:
Nope.

In Progress:

The Doocot sweater--Lisa Souza Polwarth-silk "Kaanapali": on the second sleeve! Yarn arrived!
Yule 2020 Socks in Poste Yarns (Simply Socks Co.) "Jollytown, TX": on the second sock!
Calm Me Down Cowl in Malabrigo Washted




Lovecrafts.com —watch for sales!

I’m currently wearing...




Mismatched Socks

My Three Favorite Resources:


Webs for supplies



Minerva and the Battle for My Study.

I’m currently wearing...

Dizzy Blondes:  
No spinning action currently, but awaiting my latest Electric Eel Wheel, which is likely in February or March.

Strategy: 

Distress Tolerance Skills: Radical Acceptance (mindfulness) what is the problem and not blaming. Locating the problem. Mindfulness.

Put a Lid On It:
 
Baking and mental health

Aw Shoot!

A week of good sleep

Something I Really Like:


Blather:

We have a generator!
Special episodes: 
For podcasters
Stress relief for everyone
Non-violence and Minerva


Peace of Mind


Shownotes can be found at cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com


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Monday, January 11, 2021

Stress Strategies (AKA Stress Management Basics)


Shownotes at cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com


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Stress Management Basics



Taking the broadest view right now.

 Outline:

Podcasters: Please feel free to excerpt or use this information as useful. I would be happy to send you an MP3 file if you want to embed bits. All use is only for the relief of stress. No copyright is allowed for purposes of insurrection or sedition, with the understanding that the incoming government of President-elect Joe Biden is recognized here as the legal government.

Please do not use the information herein to self-diagnose. If you have questions about mental health, please contact a licensed mental health provider.

Comments are welcomed! Either comment here or go to our group on Ravelry.

On Ravelry, I am gemmadw. You can contact me there.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

I have a YouTube channel "Doctor Gemma". Flash tips (1 minute or less) around surviving the pandemic and longer strategy discussions.

I will NOT add you to any of my follower groups currently, due to robo-accounts. Please follow me here. You can contact me through our group on Ravelry or on this blog.

Warm Thanks Dept:
Thanks to AMarshall1023 for the inspiration. Your wisdom is always appreciated!
And Jasmin and Tink!

Stress Management after an Attempted Coup:

I. Radical Acceptance
--goal: if you cannot make it better, don't make it worse
--This may not be your fault, but it is your problem. So you still need to deal with it as calmly as you can manage
--Not coping makes life harder for everyone around you

II. Reality Testing

STOP WATCHING the violence. You may traumatize yourself and others even more.
Use age-appropriate language to talk to your children.

--Biden won the popular vote.
--Most Americans understand this and will abide by it.
--Most Americans do not want violence and want a peaceful life.
--You are most likely a safe distance from the scene of the terrorism.

III. What Can I Do for Stress (excluding political activity)?

Avoid: sugar, alcohol, MJ, inebriating substances in general (caffeine as well)
Reconnect with like-minded people
Breathe deeply. 4-5-8 "Army Breathing": Inhale for 4, Hold for 5, Exhale for 8
Meditate
Sleep Enough
--Army Breath, Sleep apps (Calm), Breathing apps (Breathe), ambient or nature sounds
Exercise
Hobbies that reduce Stress:
--Good: journal, draw, color
--Best: Knit, Crochet, Spin. play musical instrument


For Podcasters


shownotes at cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com


Check out this episode!

Episode for Podcasters Jan 10, 2021

 

May we walk the road before us with wisdom and compassion.

Outline:

Thanks to Jasmin Knitmore and Tinkerelli for the support!

Thanks to all of you crafty podcasters! Please keep up the great work! You play an important part in alleviating stress, especially at these turbulent times.

Podcasters: Please feel free to excerpt or use this information as useful. I would be happy to send you an MP3 file if you want to embed bits. All use is only for the relief of stress. No copyright is allowed for purposes of insurrection or sedition, with the understanding that the incoming government of President-elect Joe Biden is recognized here as the legal government. Please do not use for self diagnosis.

*If you'd like to use excerpts from this episode or the next special episode about stress management:

------On Ravelry: I am gemmadw Ask me there for any files you'd like from this episode or from the next one on managing stress.

*About Trauma

--can inflict immediate brain change, but PTSD is NOT going to happen to everyone

--victim cannot "just forget it"

--victim's brain can improve by just integrating event into their autobiography

--this results in brain in "losing interest"

*Treatments possible

--EMDR clinically (among others)

--appropriate sleep nightly

--bilateral stimulation of brain

--2-handed activities, including knitting and (probably) crocheting




Saturday, January 9, 2021

Episode 9: All This But No Generator



 

Eleanor prepares to help with the therapy.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

I have a YouTube channel "Doctor Gemma". Flash tips (1 minute or less) around surviving the pandemic and longer strategy discussions.

Buy Dr Gemma a Ko-Fi, if you're enjoying the podcast and feeling up to it. Remember that I am still working, though, so feel free to give the money to a charity instead.

There will NOT be a CFR (Cogknitive Fiber Retreat) this year.

I am gemmadw on  Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on geocaching.com, and DrGemma on Instagram. 

I will NOT add you to any of my follower groups currently, due to robo-accounts. Please follow me here. You can contact me through our group on Ravelry or on this blog.

Warm Thanks Dept:

Janne (mystisk) for a lovely ko-fi!


What's On My Hooks and Needles:

Finished:

Waiting for the yarn to finish the Doocot sweater. I'm so excited!

In Progress:

The Doocot sweater--Lisa Souza Polwarth-silk "Kaanapali": on the second sleeve!
Yule 2020 Socks in Poste Yarns (Simply Socks Co.) "Jollytown, TX": on the second sock!



My Three Favorite Resources:

Lisa Souza Yarns for great yarn at a great price

Webs for supplies

Mimi's Needlebasket great supplies

Dizzy Blondes:  
No spinning action currently, but awaiting my latest Electric Eel Wheel

Strategy: 

DBT orientation— distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, mindfulness, and emotional regulation 

Put a Lid On It:

Fox Hill Kitchens keto bread because on weekends I make bread, brownies, hard-boiled eggs, soup, and iced tea


Ham feast for New Years Day:
 



Aw Shoot!

30 minutes per day, alas. I am currently focusing on my sleep.

Something I Really Like:

Adaline Rose Goat Milk soap from Breezy Willow Farm


Blather:

We have no generator! Beloved Son doesn't make the Midnight party! We had SNOW!