Let me explain. I took this photo (yes standing in the middle of active railroad tracks) shortly after I lost my job in 2020. Now, 2 years later, I'm still looking for full-time employment! I never imagined back in March of 2020 that I would soon be without full-time employment for over two years, but … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Journey with God
Self-Care Sunday: Turn off the News
Inflation, shootings, people doing all around bad stuff. My mind can only take so much bad news before I spiral into thinking this country is terrible and I want to leave! Therefore, I'm declaring Sunday to be a NO NEWS DAY! With one caveat. The Sunday Morning Show with Jane Pauley’s calming demeanor. Even the … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Turn off the News
Self-Care Sunday: Immersed in Monet
We spent this weekend at another artist immersion exhibition. This time it was impressionist artist Claude Monet. And just like the Van Gough exhibit was saw last year, this was a multi media event with interactive exhibits, and stunning visuals. This exhibit did a great job of giving context to the impressionist movement. A series … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Immersed in Monet
Self-Care Sunday: CBD Sleep Therapy
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
Self-Care Sunday: Firecracker
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
Celebrating Mom’s 85th!
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
Self-Care Sunday – Tai Chi
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
Self-Care Sunday: Break your 2022 resolution yet?
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?
Self-Care Sunday: Breathe
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