Hey everybody! Recently, I started a part-time job working at the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch. We've been to this event many times, and it really is a lot of fun. They even shoot pumpkins out of cannon! Unfortunately, my job isn't so exciting. I've been serving as a greeter, welcoming guests as they come in. … Continue reading Working in a Pumpkin Patch!
I took this photo of one of my favorite trees, a pepper tree, in front of this gorgeous Southern California backdrop. When I take a deep breath and relive the moment I took this photo, it really does calm any of my anxious feelings. For our mental wellness, let’s take a break this Sunday to … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Moment of Calm
Dot Day? What the heck? So I looked it up. This day is based on the classroom introduction of a very clever book by Peter H. Reynolds called… you guessed it, The Dot. The story features a child who doesn’t believe they have the ability to draw. In protest of an art assignment, the kid … Continue reading It’s International Dot Day! 🖌
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
My second internship rotation at SCU Health is with a department I'd never heard of before. Tactical Sports Medicine is basically worker’s comp rehab for first responders, athletes, and people going through the academy to become first responders. The doctors’ treatment objective is to reduce injury risk and decrease recovery time. Primary focus is placed … Continue reading Tactical Sports Medicine Internship
My first week of internship has begun at the Southern California University Health System. This is a private, non-profit institution that teaches students about Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Ayurveda and Tactical Sports Medicine. They also have a wellness clinic with patients that are both students and general public. This is where I will be having my internship, … Continue reading Alternative Medicine Internship
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
It’s finals week, which means I’m almost done with my Spring 2022 semester. And once this mental torture is over, I can begin my summer internship! It’s a stressful time for anyone who’s a student. In fact, my daughter just finished her finals last week, but with only one or two melt downs. I only … Continue reading Final Days
With all this talk about football and the upcoming Super Bowl, I got to wondering if there were any mental health benefits to watching this very aggressive sport. I mean all that yelling, tackling, kicking… not to mention the action on the field. I started reading a UK article on football, then suddenly realized they … Continue reading Is Football Good for Mental Health?
This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday looking out over the Pacific Ocean as a Peregrine Falcon spots a tasty morsel of food and flies with absolute precision to nab it. The best part was that this bird landed on my gloved fist so I could take a good close look at its beauty. Fortunately, … Continue reading ‘Rapt’ Up in the Experience