Registered, check! Paid, check! Books, almost. Excited to be attending actual classroom time, check and double check! Almost all of my books! Still waiting for two more to arrive. Class has begun, and for this fall it's scheduled zoom classes. Which means I'll actually get to interact with my classmates this year. I was a … Continue reading Fall Semester, with a Life Lesson
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
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
Since this Independence Day holiday also falls on a Self-Care Sunday (SCS), it got me thinking about what independence means to me in my day to day living. I’ve done enough traveling to some very oppressed places to find that independence is so easy to take for granted. Too many people are struggling just to … Continue reading SCS: What does independence mean to me?
Over the years, I’ve incorporated countless different skin care products into my routine, and now I’ve reached the age where I have both acne and wrinkles (not fair!). So on this Self-Care Sunday (SCS), I decided to blog about my favorite products in case anyone who reads this would find it helpful. Full disclosure, no … Continue reading SCS: My Favorite Skin Care Products
For some of us in the U.S., this weekend is about shopping, traveling and backyard barbecues. For others, it’s a time of remembrance. To mourn the loss of a loved one or friend that was killed while serving in the military. This Self-Care Sunday post is dedicated to everyone who has received that heart breaking … Continue reading Remembrance
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
Blueberry pie, blueberry cobbler, blueberry compote, blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes. This Self-Care Sunday, I'm thinking of the different recipes for the delicious blueberries we are going to pick. Every year around Mother’s Day, we drive for over an hour to the Temecula Berry Company to harvest at least a couple pies worth of blueberries. First, … Continue reading SCS: A Berry Good Day
For this self-care Sunday (SCS), I want to address the benefits of aromatherapy for ridding anxiety and promoting calm and relaxation. Much has been made of the power of scent, from the romantic allure of perfume, to the nauseating smell of what I pick up after my dog when I walk her. And now, a … Continue reading SCS: What Smells So Good?!