Living Well: how to cope with chronic insomnia

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I suffer from a few chronic conditions – one of those conditions is chronic insomnia. Insomnia is something I’ve lived with for more than thirty years. There’s nothing worse than feeling tired and wanting to sleep – but not being able to sleep at all once…

Grief: inner reflection and harmony

This is a repost. But it’s worth resharing in honour of Indigenous/Aboriginal Day which I missed yesterday. As some of you know, in my day job, we work with Indigenous Elders. There are days when I feel truly blessed to have this job. I have learned so much about myself since I started working here….

Anxiety – how anxiety can affect your health

The subject on my mind today is anxiety and how it can affect our overall health – physical and mental health. I went to bed last night after my “Ancient Wisdom” post and felt pretty good. But this morning I woke up feeling this tightness in the bottom of my stomach – I knew the…

Living Well: Coping with anger

For many years, especially in my twenties, I struggled with anger issues from past traumatic experiences. It took me a long time, nearly twenty years to be exact, to finally open up to someone I trusted about my experiences of sexual abuse and abusive partnerships. The first person I told my entire story to was…

Self-care: be kind to yourself

Someone asked this question on reddit today about how to cope with anxiety. I thought given everything that is going on in the world today – I’ll share some of my ways to help with my own anxiety problems. I’m currently not on medication for the anxiety. I never liked the way anti-depressants made me…

Monday Mood: In quiet contemplation

Today would have been my parents 52nd wedding anniversary. I was looking at their wedding photos and my dad – I have never seen him smile like he did that day. He hasn’t smiled like that in a long time. I am seeing him on Wednesday for the first time since lock down began. This…