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
A breakdown of the 7 types of rest from TED talk.
Does change tend to drive you nuts? With the recent inauguration of our new President, it got me thinking about all of the changes that have happened recently in my life, and in the world. Some for better, some for worse. But either way, I’ve learned that change is a constant in our lives no … Continue reading 5 Ways to Embrace Change
Patience (noun): The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. These days, it’s not unusual to encounter long lines of people outside of buildings because of new occupancy limits inside buildings to help stop the spread of COVID-19. So, when I went to the bank this morning, there … Continue reading When needing patience can drive us nutty
U.S. Capitol Building by Michael Judkins for Pexels Watching the Capitol building come under attack on January 6th was something I couldn’t look away from, but I also had to know when to turn it off for the sake of my mental health. The images (which I’m choosing not to post here) of this government … Continue reading Maintaining Mental Health During a Negative News Cycle
Many news articles have been written, including this one in The Guardian describing how the COVID-19 pandemic poses a great threat to mental health. These articles are asserting that many psychiatrists believe the mental health impact of this pandemic will be felt for years after it ends. Photo by Anna Shvets for Pexels Now that … Continue reading Give Mental Health Doctors a Shot