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Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude is the latest buzzword in wellness. You can buy cute gratitude journals in which you can write lists of all the things you’re grateful for. You can buy coffee mugs and T-shirts and home decor preaching the gospel of grateful. But that’s not… Continue Reading “Practicing Gratitude”

The Long Lonely Nights

One of the biggest challenges for those who live with mental illness is sleep. This may come as a surprise to some because from the outside it looks like people with mental illness sleep all the time. Some people think my daughter sleeps too… Continue Reading “The Long Lonely Nights”

Today

Refresh, Nourish, Connect. That’s my 2019 mantra and the mission of this blog. Usually I share information about self care, or recipes, or about healthy eating. Today’s post will not be about ways to refresh your mental energy, and I will not be sharing… Continue Reading “Today”

Hungering for Connection

In his book Social scientist Matthew Lieberman argues that our need for social connection is as fundamental as our need for food and water. Social pain, the feeling we get when someone snubs us, rejects us, or bullies us is as real as physical… Continue Reading “Hungering for Connection”

A Day Without Laughter is a Day Wasted

Charlie Chaplin said that and I couldn’t agree more. Laughter nourishes our heart and our soul. Scientists study laughter. Gelatology is the study of laughter and it’s physiological and psychological effects on the body. This branch of science was pioneered by a guy named… Continue Reading “A Day Without Laughter is a Day Wasted”

Nourish

It’s the second word in my 2019 mantra. The dictionary defines the word as to provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition. What do you need to grow? What do you need for good physical and mental… Continue Reading “Nourish”

Goodbye January 2019

One month done. January went by so fast didn’t it? It seems like last week I was toasting the new year, and now it’s February! This year I want to take a pause at the end of each month and reflect. What moments stand… Continue Reading “Goodbye January 2019”

Refresh Your Mental Health

Depression, anxiety, post partum depression and anxiety, mental fatigue, stress, post traumatic stress, bipolar, borderline personality, addiction, ADD, so many labels. So many mood and mental disorders. They’re all different. Each provides its own torment, but there is one thing they all have in… Continue Reading “Refresh Your Mental Health”

I’m So Tired

I’m exhausted. Drained. Running on empty. I struggle to get out of bed every morning. I hit snooze a dozen times. I drag myself through the day, come home from work and crash on the sofa, and then go to bed. The alarm goes… Continue Reading “I’m So Tired”

The Best Is Yet To Come!

Happy New Year! Today is the beginning of 12 new chapters. It’s the first of 365 opportunities. It’s 52 chances to turn dreams into realities. 2018 is in the past. All the mistakes, failures, and disappointments are behind us. Social media influencers and life… Continue Reading “The Best Is Yet To Come!”