Life has very difficult moments, and reactions to these moments can be feelings of sadness, anger, regret, depression, etc. Then there's the worrying. Worrying about what will happen next. Will things get better or worse? I'm guilty of doing more than my fair share of worrying over such things. For this Self-Care Sunday, I would … Continue reading Cast Your Worries
If anyone needed a Self-Care Sunday, it was Vincent Van Gogh. Not only is he famous for his expressive and colorful paintings, he is also known for his mental health challenges. Many have speculated about why he behaved so erratically, and then committed suicide at the age of 37. I'm not here to speculate those … Continue reading Immersed in Van Gogh’s Paintings
When high school began, fitting in was a high priority for me. I tried to be especially nice to the 'popular kids', hoping they would like me. As time went by and I became more focused on choosing what college to go to, what my major would be, and just generally thinking about the future. … Continue reading Worried About What Others Think?
This Self-Care Sunday (SCS) is dedicated to the day trip. A quick little adventure to reset and refresh both physically and mentally. Our recent day trip was to Catalina Island, which is about a one and a half hour boat trip off the coast of California. The boat trip there was an easy ride, and … Continue reading SCS: Catalina Island
I’m back! For those of you keeping track, this is my first post since July 4th. I’ve been so buried in my school work that I just didn’t have the brain power to put together any blog posts. Not only did I have to learn how to be a student again, but this was my first … Continue reading Two Study Techniques for Life
Since I started school a week and a half ago, I've read 10 chapters, taken three quizzes, written five discussion posts, and that's just the beginning! I still have midterm exams, a research paper, and of course final exams to look forward to finishing. I guess what I'm trying to say is, the reason why … Continue reading Am I Crazy for Going Back to School?
This past Monday I began my first day of school at our local community college. The goal is to finish a one year program in order to receive a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching. This semester’s classes are Medical Terminology (Ugh!) and Public Health. It’s a far left turn from my previous career as a … Continue reading The First Step to a New Career has Begun!
Just a reminder for everyone (including myself) that everyday we have something to celebrate. It’s not about impressing other people. It’s not about achieving some big milestone. It’s about recognizing we are still doing things that matter, even when our anxiety and negative thoughts lead us to believe otherwise. For me, I’ve been studying medical … Continue reading You’re Winning
In a previous post, ‘What Do I Do with This Anger?’ I talked about the repressed anger I was feeling that manifested itself into depression. That post has led me to do a deeper dive into this very common, and often misunderstood emotion. Let’s begin here… What is anger? The dictionary definition of anger is, “a … Continue reading 5 Things To Do With This Anger
Thinking about self-care Sunday (SCS) had lead me to thinking of how our minds can go to some dark places. I suppose any number of factors can contribute to this, both circumstantial and biological. Maybe the worst moments for us come when we allow other people to define who we are, instead of fully embracing … Continue reading SCS: Let Your Light Shine