Sunday, October 11, 2015

My personal strategic Plan

Heather Cassandra Blessing, LMFT's Personal Strategic Plan
Argosy means Large Ship or a Fleet of Ships and it can also mean a rich supply.
I went to Argosy University for both my BA and my MA and find my calm in the ocean.  I wish to live my life as a "Rich Supply Ship", providing supplies (and support) for others while making sure I maintain my ship properly so I can continue to provide supplies.

My Mission Statement
My mission in affect change by using my knowledge, experience, logic and empathy.  In order to affect change, I must maintain a positive, problem solving attitude a majority of the time by being aware of my thoughts and scheduling self-care.

My goals;
Be aware of my thoughts by noticing negative depressing thinking at least 6 out of 10 times and reward myself with a congratulations thought each time.

Do more self-care by setting aside time each day for relaxing or reading and at least 1 time a month visit nature.

Create RiversideSupport by creating strategic and business plans by October 31, 2015.

Monday, October 5, 2015


So today is really hard to keep walking.  I am tired and my feet really hurt today, but I know I need to walk and work out more.  At the time of this post I have walked 12,000 steps and want to walk at least another 3,000 more.  Sometimes it is hard to just keep your chin up and keep moving but I am going to because I know it will get easier.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Getting my exercise on!

Working on increasing my activity level.  I want to keep my blood sugar lower and I want to continue to lose weight so I am increasing and going to shoot for about 20,000 steps a day.  I am hoping this will help me continue to lose weight and lower my blood sugar even more.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Swollen Face but Hopeful....

 So this morning I woke up really early to volunteer and go to the couples conference but my face was so swollen (especially my cheeks) that I could not see (my cheeks were so swollen they pushed my eyes closed from the bottom).  I didn't expect it after a laser session to remove my spiderweb veins from my checks - but they did warn about it.  I hope that as my face heals I will continue to see less veins and my face will look more pale (since I am so red as of late because of my Rosacea.  

Friday, October 2, 2015

Couples Therapy

Not what you think - I am doing a 2 day training on how to do therapy with couples.  I am enjoying learning lots of little things that can help me better work with couples but even more that every time they mention something that is helpful to a relationship - I realize my hubby and I do it.  And when they talk about harmful things that hurt a relationship - we have never done them.  It is so cool to see that you are doing what the experts say are the way to have a long, healthy, happy and loving relationship.   In less than a month we will celebrate our 7th year wedding anniversary and in December that will be 9 years since we have met.  I am so blissfully happy in our marriage.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Personal Therapy

Today I had personal therapy.  I am still working on my issues I have with my daughter.  I think I am slowly being able to let go even though I cannot cut ties or even feel safe, but trying to find calm in the current way of being.  I just wish I knew she was really safe and making good choices.  She is so smart and capable if she wants to move forward I believe she could.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A little excitement - weight

While I have not gone off of my low carb eating plan - I was eating more recently than I should (not of carbs but of cheese and nuts and carrots) because I was really hungry (struggling with depression and emotions) so as usual I avoided getting on the scale (after all you don't have to admit you have a problem if you don't see it right?)

Well I got on the scale today and - I lost a little weight - not as much as I should have but I am still making progress.  This has renewed my dedication to healthy eating and walking more.

Progress - even slow - is a good thing.