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
It’s International Dot Day! 🖌
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! 🖌
Self-Care Sunday: 7 Types of Self-Care
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
5 Things to Do While Job Hunting
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
Self-Care Sunday: Ladies, Put Your Pants On!
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!
Do we have to get old?
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?
Self-Care Sunday: End of Summer
According to the calendar, we are close to the end of summer. But the summer temperatures where I live in Southern California are not even close to ending. We don’t really have fall, except for a slight temperature drop at night. The days of September are about the same as August, low to mid 80s, … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: End of Summer
The Easiest Way to a Healthier Diet
“Don’t tell me what I can’t eat, tell me what I CAN eat,“ said a patient I saw during my internship. She was ready to make changes, but without sacrificing what she enjoys eating. Sound familiar? I mean, wouldn't it be sooo much easier to stick to a healthy diet if we could still eat … Continue reading The Easiest Way to a Healthier Diet
Self-Care Sunday: Journey with God
Let me explain. I took this photo (yes standing in the middle of active railroad tracks) shortly after I lost my job in 2020. Now, 2 years later, I'm still looking for full-time employment! I never imagined back in March of 2020 that I would soon be without full-time employment for over two years, but … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Journey with God
Ayurveda is an ancient medical modality from India that comes from he words Ayush, meaning ‘life,’ and Veda, meaning ‘science’ or ‘knowledge.’ Admittedly, I’d never even heard of this modality until my CAM class last semester. And now, I just finished my internship rotation in this diet oriented ancient medical practice. For a patient’s first … Continue reading