This past Monday I began my first day of school at our local community college. The goal is to finish a one year program in order to receive a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching. This semester’s classes are Medical Terminology (Ugh!) and Public Health. It’s a far left turn from my previous career as a … Continue reading The First Step to a New Career has Begun!
Just a reminder for everyone (including myself) that everyday we have something to celebrate. It’s not about impressing other people. It’s not about achieving some big milestone. It’s about recognizing we are still doing things that matter, even when our anxiety and negative thoughts lead us to believe otherwise. For me, I’ve been studying medical … Continue reading You’re Winning
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
In a previous post, ‘What Do I Do with This Anger?’ I talked about the repressed anger I was feeling that manifested itself into depression. That post has led me to do a deeper dive into this very common, and often misunderstood emotion. Let’s begin here… What is anger? The dictionary definition of anger is, “a … Continue reading 5 Things To Do With This Anger
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
For several months now, I have stopped eating once I finish dinner and then my next food intake is the following morning. Not for intermittent fasting, I just wanted to stop eating so much since the gym had to shut down. Well, that changed tonight. After finishing dinner and brushing my teeth, I’m now sitting … Continue reading What Do I Do With This Anger?
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
For mental wellness, I've been taking walks with my friend around our nearby lake. And spring is the best time to be there, because this is when the baby birds are hatching and waddling around with their families. These are Canadian geese, and are native to the northern part of North America. But we see … Continue reading Waddle Wednesday
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
International Nurses Day is May 12, which is also the birthday of arguably the most famous nurse in history, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). For hospital patients, she was a champion for sanitary conditions, special dietary requirements, laundry services for clean linens and also instituted libraries for patients’ intellectual stimulation and entertainment. But it was her care … Continue reading Have You Thanked a Nurse Today?