Well, @dmzoltwrites – that was a lovely story. I felt the struggle. I can sympathize with struggling not to wake Murphy d’Cat when I get up to pee at 2 a.m. and he’s draped over my legs atop the comforter.
Bibliotherapy is unbelievably powerful and is the cornerstone to “Feelin’ Good”, the book that brought cognitive behavioral therapy to the mainstream in the 90s. It’s a good (and hefty) read on the subject!
The article talks a lot about using fiction as a tool but it can work equally as well with non-fiction. I love reading texts on neurobiology and mental disorders!
I also really liked that the author was open about the times it didn’t work. My therapist has definitely recommended books to me that I didn’t sync up with and made for some awkward silences at our next session. :joy:
I’m thinking we should begin this journey in mid-June. From what I gather from talking to folks, everyone who intends to be vaccinated will have done so by mid-May, so by mid-June, everyone should be at peak protection and it’s likely (I hope?) that in-person dining will be a more viable option. I know a few places on the list where we could go, early up.
If you’re interested in participating in these meal rounds, please let me know your preferred availability – e.g., good/bad nights or weekends.
Optionally, for Saturday excursions, we could also combine these with some sort of outdoor outing, like a hike or a kayak trip.