Living Well: Self-care – practicing what I preach

Today’s been a lousy day to quote my mother as she used to say. I slept the entire day. I’ve had a migraine pretty much non stop since early December. The insomnia has been bad and I guess I needed to sleep to catch up. I had several articles saved in draft for the week…

Self-Care: Working from Home

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m a big advocate of self-care and promoting mental health awareness given my professional experience in the field. I actually worked with a team that promoted Mental Health Capacity Building for nearly four years in Addictions and Mental Health. During that time, I…

Self-Help: How to know if you’re being “gaslighted”

Gaslighting. We’ve all heard this term mentioned in social media – but what is it exactly? There are so many new terms to learn that it can be hard to keep them all straight. I admit, being the age I am, I had to look this one up before writing about it. But after seeing…

Goal Setting: Making goals for 2021 “checklist”

Well, here we are on the first day of 2021. I always find the start of a new year to be exciting. While I’m not one for resolutions, I think January is a good time to reflect on what you want to accomplish during the year. It’s a great time to write down a plan….

Thursday mood: wallowing in self pity, care to join me?

It’s Thursday. The last few days have flown by. I’ve had nothing but phone calls, emails to send, letters to write – and not even for good stuff. When you have chronic medical conditions, this has a huge impact on your overall quality of life. A lot of time is spent writing medical reports, sending…