Beginning in 2004, August 26 became National Dog Day when animal behaviorist Colleen Paige wanted to bring attention to adopting dogs instead of purchasing from a breeder. She also founded numerous other pet holidays you can read about here. She chose August 26 because that was the day 10 year old Colleen and her family adopted … Continue reading Mental Health Benefits from Dogs
When high school began, fitting in was a high priority for me. I tried to be especially nice to the 'popular kids', hoping they would like me. As time went by and I became more focused on choosing what college to go to, what my major would be, and just generally thinking about the future. … Continue reading Worried About What Others Think?
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
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
A friend tells a joke, there’s a funny social media video, your favorite sitcom or comical movie is on… so many ways to enjoy all things funny! And doesn’t it feel good to laugh? But why does laughter feel good? Scientists created a whole field of study called Gelotology, which is the study of laughter … Continue reading Laughter, and the benefits of cracking up!
Happy World Laughter Day! 🥳 😆 The first Sunday in May is World Laughter Day, which was founded by Dr. Madan Kataria. He established the first World Laughter Day event in Mumbai, India on May 10, 1998. Dr. Kataria is a family doctor in India and the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. He started … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Signs of Laughter