Recently, I tried a CBD product hoping it would be a remedy for my bad sleeping patterns. Typically, I fall asleep around 10 pm, wake up (I mean UP) at 2 am, and stay awake until about 4 am. Then I fall asleep only to find myself having to wake up 2 hours later. Then … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: CBD Sleep Therapy
I found this when searching through Etsy. Not sure who the author is, but it seemed appropriate to share this 4th of July weekend: Advice from a firecrackerLeave a little sparkle wherever you go. Shoot for the stars. Don‘t let you light fade. Be brilliant. Have a blast. Go out with a bang! Photo from … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Firecracker
For some people, spending time with family may seem more anxiety inducing than stress relieving self-care. But fortunately for me, spending time with my mom is actually a form of self-care for me. And it’s all because of how we care for each other. This weekend marks my mom’s 85th birthday, and we’re celebrating by … Continue reading Celebrating Mom’s 85th!
It was a year ago when I posted my Memorial Day weekend blog, which included this quote: “Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.” - Jennifer M. Granholm So how are we … Continue reading Remembrance 2022
The spring semester of my Integrative Health classes began with a course in CAM, also known as Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. I’m learning about different methods of healing like acupuncture, yoga, Ayurveda, reiki, acupressure, etc. One of our assignments is to choose a CAM practice, and incorporate it into our lifestyle for 4 weeks. After … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday – Tai Chi
Okay, that’s a bit cynical, but according to this article from Forbes, 80% of New Year's resolutions are broken by the beginning of February. The article then goes into a deeper dive into what I’ve been learning about SMART goals. This is a technique health coaches use to encourage their clients to make steps towards lifestyle … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Break your 2022 resolution yet?
Fall semester is over! It’s been quite a ride trying to keep up with my studies while working part time, but I did it! Papers, presentations, exams, all a thing of the past. I’m enjoying learning how to be an Integrative Health Coach… but it’s a lot! Especially my human diseases class. Four exams worth … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Breathe
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