It goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult year. And for someone with anxiety, the changes that came with the pandemic could be overwhelming. The city lockdown, food shortages, disappearing paper products, and separation from my friends all elevated my anxiety levels! Not to mention the virus itself that had infected patients overwhelming hospital … Continue reading 5 Ways Blogging Relaxes My Anxiety
For this self-care Sunday, my friends and I did some community outreach, which served both our friendship and the community. Is anyone else tired of zoom?! Our service project was to write some greeting cards to seniors that are living in adult care homes. Residents of these homes can feel lonely and isolated if they … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday – The Write Thing to Do
This was my Instagram post for December 31, 2019. Talk about not aging well!! But I gave it a go the first couple of months of 2020. There was my typical work stress, along with my humble little routine of Zumba class, gardening, grocery shopping, and going to church. I was also planning a nice … Continue reading Before and After Covid-19
This self-care Sunday began Saturday morning with a trip to the farmer’s market for some fresh herbs, fruit, vegetables… and kettle corn. See this is what happens every couple of weeks. I go on a health bender to fool myself into thinking the unhealthy things I was eating before really don’t matter. 😉 What I … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday from the Farmer’s Market
It was sometime in the early nineties when I was flipping through the tv channels and landed on a popular talk show. The topic of the show was racism, and on the stage was a crying Asian American girl who was probably twenty something years old. I thought, ‘oh here we go, all these crazy … Continue reading When Hate is the Most Dangerous Virus
Since it’s easy for me to neglect making self-care a priority, I've decided to introduce a new recurring post dedicated to self-care Sunday. When work is Monday through Friday (or I assume it will be once I start working again) Sunday seems to be the best day to rest and reflect. This particular day began … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Upper Newport Bay
While going through our photos, I came across this gem from a couple years ago. It was my birthday road trip that included a stop at the Santa Barbara Zoo. I've always loved visiting zoos and I especially got excited over any opportunity to feed an animal. So imagine my delight when we discovered the … Continue reading Let Us Smile
Is Valentine’s Day really about love, or is it about feeling obligated to buy candy and flowers?
Last Saturday, my husband and I decided to take a trip to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. This street is known for its collection of high end designer stores that people will drive to in their Rolls Royce, Ferrari and other exotics to shop and be seen here. So what’s my unemployed self doing at … Continue reading $1,350 T-shirt and a Cupcake ATM
A breakdown of the 7 types of rest from TED talk.