Hi! I am Tay Sun, May 14, 2017 /No Comments Welcome to Tay’s Bipolar Kitchen. Please have a seat at my table. As the name suggests,
The pandemic has lasted longer than most expected in March 2020. While the word dissolved into fear and uncertainty, some sought to unplug from the heavy onslaught of knowing by turning into media streaming services, creating new hobbies, and social media. For me, I turned to social media.
A year ago today, I wrote this letter and posted it on Facebook. For the first time, I could see the love I had for myself. My love wasn't this abstract concept I was trying to force myself to believe. I was truly smitten with myself. There was no shame or conceit in this self-admiration. Today, I still feel the same.
November 8, 2020 | Tay M. | Food & Cooking, Mental Health Wellness, Personal Experiences & Reflections
I love to cook, in case you have not noticed. In my (not so) humble opinion, I tend to be pretty good at it. Recently, I realized I was using my cooking abilities in both a healthy and unhealthy manner. As I look back over the years, I can see where I used it as a tool to get people to like me. Moreover, I would use my culinary prowess to get praise and acceptance.
What is Grounding? Grounding is the act of bringing the mind back to the present by distracting it from unwanted activities. The activities take the form of ruminating thoughts, painful memories, or persistent worrying.
The grounding technique 5-4-3-2-1 involves using your five senses to draw your attention away from disturbing thoughts, memories, or worries. As you move through the senses, the number of items to notice decreases.
Diffusion is a technique that is made to help you separate yourself from your thoughts. Often we have dark or negative thoughts, which is natural. It is important we take care to not become our thoughts.
Mindfulness is the first talk. Today, I am giving an overview on what mindfulness entails. Hopefully, you will feel inspired to give a try. As always, remember my disclaimer before trying anything on this site.