During the 2020 lockdown, many people (including me) turned to baking banana bread, and other feel good carbs, to cope with being stuck in our homes. Without a job, I’m basically in a similar situation. Home all day, and struggling to find ways to fill my time. And now, this even carries over into the … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Cookie Therapy
This Self-Care Sunday message was inspired by this story from the Associated Press website. Days before Hurricane Ian hit, a woman in Florida had lost her wedding ring. After the hurricane passed through her neighborhood, she was certain it was gone for good. Fortunately, their home wasn't too badly damaged from the hurricane, so her … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Finding Joy
Hey everybody! Recently, I started a part-time job working at the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch. We've been to this event many times, and it really is a lot of fun. They even shoot pumpkins out of cannon! Unfortunately, my job isn't so exciting. I've been serving as a greeter, welcoming guests as they come in. … Continue reading Working in a Pumpkin Patch!
I took this photo of one of my favorite trees, a pepper tree, in front of this gorgeous Southern California backdrop. When I take a deep breath and relive the moment I took this photo, it really does calm any of my anxious feelings. For our mental wellness, let’s take a break this Sunday to … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Moment of Calm
The most difficult climb can have the best views. Which is what compels so many people to scale tall mountains. To reach that summit and gaze in wonder at the gorgeous view. Much like the beautiful view in this photo taken during our visit to the fjords in Norway. Climbing to this summit was well … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Enjoy the View
Dot Day? What the heck? So I looked it up. This day is based on the classroom introduction of a very clever book by Peter H. Reynolds called… you guessed it, The Dot. The story features a child who doesn’t believe they have the ability to draw. In protest of an art assignment, the kid … Continue reading It’s International Dot Day! 🖌
Every Sunday is Self-Care Sunday here at Nuts and Crackers. But what exactly does it mean to self-care? Is it taking a rest, a vacation, meditating, working out, reading a book? Well, according to this article from the Health Coach Institute, there are seven types of self-care: • Emotional self-care• Physical self-care• Mental self-care• Social … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 7 Types of Self-Care
The good news, I had a job interview! The bad news, I had a job interview that prompted me to be on my A game, and not screw up! *Cue butterflies in stomach.* As the expression goes, job hunting is the hardest job a person will have, and I believe it. The constant pressure to … Continue reading 5 Things to Do While Job Hunting
A little fun fact for this Labor Day Weekend. In the not so distant past of the 1970’s, the U.S. Department of Labor made the fashion forward decision of allowing women to wear slacks and pantsuits to work instead of skirts. I'm sure this was a welcome change during the snowy winter months in Washington … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Ladies, Put Your Pants On!
As I watch my mom struggle to get up from her recliner to the walker, I couldn’t help asking myself, “Is this my future?” Last week we picked her up from a rehab facility where she was recovering from hip surgery. Yep, she became one of those senior ladies who fell and fractured her hip. … Continue reading Do we have to get old?