Author Archives: The Tarot Donkey

My Struggle with Self-Care


In this post, my goal is to share one of the big self-care strategies that has worked for me. I don’t claim to have all the answers; I just believe in being open about my mental health struggles in order to hopefully help destigmatize these struggles and to share tools that may help others. I have seen several counselors, and… Read more »

The Energetic Well


I’ve been frustrated with myself over the last couple of years for failing to stick to my plan of regularly posting on my blog and of posting daily on my Instagram. But I’m done being frustrated with myself. I’ve been a busy, busy bee. Not just in my daily life of juggling depression and cptsd with teaching and grading and… Read more »

Don’t Tell Me To Look For The Silver Lining


Don’t Tell Me To Look For The Silver Lining I’ve been away from my blog for quite a while now, mostly due to attempting to get a handle on my depression and some recent trauma. I’ve done a lot of thinking about trauma, emotions, conflict, positivity, and negativity. Here I try to organize these thoughts. I know there is a… Read more »

Weekly Meditation: 28 Nov 2016


A meditation for the week of November 28 – December 4 May I remember that caring for loved ones often takes a village. ——— This meditation hits home for me this week. My sister had her first baby on Wednesday, and today Mr. Donkey and I found out that a different family member is in the hospital in serious condition…. Read more »

Weekly Meditation: 22 Nov 2106


A meditation for the week of November 22 – November 27 This week, may I carefully weigh what parts of myself to share with others and what parts to keep hidden away. ——— In Kim Krans’ guidebook for this deck, each of these cards speaks to what is hidden and what needs to be brought into the light. Sometimes we… Read more »

Weekly Meditation: 14 Nov 2016


A meditation for the week of November 14 – November 20 No matter the trials I may face this week, may I remember to remain connected to those I love and who love and support me in return. ——— This last week has been very intense, to say the least, for many people. As these emotions bleed into this week… Read more »

Weekly Meditation: 7 Nov 2016


A meditation for the week of November 7 – November 13 Have I been stuck in a rut lately? Might a new interest or hobby add a new spark to my life? This week, may I allow myself to explore something new and see what excites me. ——— And here the wands make a return to our Weekly Meditations! But… Read more »

Weekly Meditation: 1 Nov 2016


A meditation for the week of November 1 – November 6 Shhh. This week may I remember to slow down and listen to my body, mind, and spirit. What kind of rest or refill do I need? ——— I had to smile when I saw these cards. Such a welcome message! I took Sunday to rest, and I worked like… Read more »

Weekly Meditation: 24 Oct 2016


A meditation for the week of October 24 – October 30 I am one person with a finite amount of time and energy available to me. May I take my tasks one at a time, one moment at a time. I may have much to do, but this steady approach will see me through. ——— Wow! Another Eight of Wands… Read more »

Monday Meditation: 17 Oct 2016


A meditation for the week of October 17 – October 23 My passions matter. This week, may I honor myself enough to put time and energy into what excites me, drives me, and makes me who I am. ——— Ace of Wands & Eight of Wands What gets your engine revving? What makes you smile just thinking about it? Where can you… Read more »