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More get to know you….

1 Jun

Do you need to write down things to remember them?

YES!  I have terrible memory issues and usually will write with pen on my hand what I need to remember.

Do you keep a diary/journal?

Blogging is my version

Are you scared of thunderstorms?


Do you have any unusual fears or phobias?

The phone

Whats your favourite Disney movie?

Lilo and Stitch

Have you ever painted a house?


Whats the tallest tree you’ve ever climbed?

No idea, probably when I was a kid and we lived in the mountains.  Mom says I use to climb trees a lot and they couldn’t climb up and get me down.

Do you always wear identical socks?

Rarely wear socks.  I feel like my feet are claustrophobic

Do you live by any motto or philosophy?

Yeah, live with integrity, treat everyone the best you can, do the best you can with what you have.  I guess that’s a couple mottos.

Do you lick the yogurt or dessert lid?

Ice cream yes.  But I don’t eat yogurt, texture issue.

Do you lick the spoon clean after making something sweet?


Have you ever played the bongos?


Have you ever handled a snake?

No, maybe a Gardner snake as a kid?

Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself?

Yeah, but I prefer other people to do it for me.

When did you last go to the beach?

Hawaii in December 2013

When if ever did you last go to London?

Never been there

What do you do to cool down when its hot?

Eat ice cream, turn the air conditioner down, swim

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

Most people think it’s unusual that my favorite vegetable is brusselsprouts

Do you have a favorite mug?

No.  Mostly drink water from a glass.

Do you know any self-defense or martial arts?

I have a white belt in karate from when I used to work with the kids and we did karate club for our summer camp.

Who’s your favourite movie action hero?

Don’t have one.  Don’t watch too many movies.

Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?


Do you collect anything?

Stickers, coins, foreign money, ty beanie babies, leather/antique books, tigger stuff, build-a-bears, key chains,

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Don’t care much about fashion.  Maybe wearing pjs out?

Do you stick to conventional fashions or like to try and be original?

Neither, I wear what’s comfortable

Have you ever given someone a handmade present?

Lots of times.  It means I really like you, if I’ll put the energy in to make a homemade gift or card.

Resource: DBT Observing and Describing Emotions

1 Jun

First my filled out version and then a blank in PDF and jpeg for you to use.

Name: Marci                                                    Date: Saturday 5/23/25

Emotion Name: Rejection/insecurity- Panic     Intensity: 50

Prompting Event: Me and 20 something’s friend were at the music festival when G texted him to invite him to see a gay movie with a group of people.  I didn’t get a text.

Interpretations: She doesn’t like me.  She knows I don’t like her.

Body Changes and Sensing: Stomach hurt

Body Language: Eyes kinda go down

Action Urges: I want to see if she doesn’t like me.  Think about asking 20 something’s friend.

What I said or did: Pretended it didn’t bother me.  Joked around with 20 something’s friend about it.  Reminded him he couldn’t go because of work.

After effects: Still some anxiety of her knowing I don’t like her.  A little hurt just keep telling myself I don’t like her anyway.

Re-evaluation: She thought I was camping and probably didn’t invite me because of that.  You don’t like her anyways.  Remember you can’t be invited to everything.  Probably just a couple people.

New Intensity: 15


observing and describing emotions

Update June 1st

1 Jun

Summer has started and hopefully by noon my professor has posted my last grade, I’m not sure on yet.  I’ve been feeling very clingy lately and I know it’s just because 20 something’s friend won’t be as available in the summer and fall semesters.  I’m trying to go with the DBT skill of opposite action, so for this situation it’s pretty much trying not to contact him every day and letting him make the arrangements if we hang out.  It helps because I won’t hurt if he says no, and he will message me or a regular basis, so it’s not like I have to worry about letting the friendship go.  Once summer school starts I plan to check in from time to time but to put the least amount of pressure as possible, so he can be successful.

I’m still having a lot of anxiety with 20 somethings group (the LGBT group I go to weekly), I feel like I’m a facilitator and should be mature but some of the people I just don’t like.  I’m trying to tell myself that I only have to be professional in group and am not obligated to invite them to anything outside group but it’s hard.  I know what it feels like to be left out or not invited and I don’t want people to feel like that, even if I don’t really like them.  I’m also afraid it will lead to the even more clique-ness and choosing sides that are already going on.

A lot of psych meds, specifically anti-psychotics can mess with your metabolic functions (blood sugar, cholesterol, AST, and ALT).  I had blood taken last Friday and am happy to report my cholesterol (which I’ve always had a problem with and family history) is the lowest it’s been in 6 years!  My blood sugar is exactly the same as last time, which is borderline high but I have a sweet tooth and was impressed it didn’t go up.  The only thing sort of off is the ALT, liver function which has me having anxiety about liver disease or something.  Gotta worry about something right?  😉

Here’s a chart of the cholesterol: