As I watch my mom struggle to get up from her recliner to the walker, I couldn’t help asking myself, “Is this my future?” Last week we picked her up from a rehab facility where she was recovering from hip surgery. Yep, she became one of those senior ladies who fell and fractured her hip. … Continue reading Do we have to get old?
According to the calendar, we are close to the end of summer. But the summer temperatures where I live in Southern California are not even close to ending. We don’t really have fall, except for a slight temperature drop at night. The days of September are about the same as August, low to mid 80s, … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: End of Summer
“Don’t tell me what I can’t eat, tell me what I CAN eat,“ said a patient I saw during my internship. She was ready to make changes, but without sacrificing what she enjoys eating. Sound familiar? I mean, wouldn't it be sooo much easier to stick to a healthy diet if we could still eat … Continue reading The Easiest Way to a Healthier Diet
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 Sunday I posted about how listening to music plays a role in my self-care. Many other people I’ve spoken with say the same thing. They love listening to music to boost their mood or have a ‘good cry.’ So with that in mind, I decided to do a deeper dive into how listening … Continue reading Does Music Really Help Our Mental Health?