Grief. Time doesn’t heal all wounds.

I’m not going to apologize for not writing as much as usual this week. Sometimes I need to take breaks. And other times, I just don’t feel like cooking. That’s what this week has been. But I have some ground beef defrosting in the fridge and perhaps I’ll make a meatloaf and share my recipe…

Living Well: The importance of a good night’s sleep

Regulating sleep schedules without the use of medicine or supplements Sleep plays a vital role in our overall health. Not only is sleep crucial for daily life, but it is also an important part of weight loss and fitness. In continuation of my fitness challenge theme; and this week’s goal to improve my sleep habits,…

Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness

This morning I decided to do a search for trending health topics to write about this week and came across this headline: Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness. Given my history working in addictions and mental health, I thought this would be a good topic to cover today. So, I hit the Google and did some research. While…

Grief: support for grieving friends

This morning on Twitter, someone that I followed posted a very touching group of tweets about losing his wife recently. I actually teared up a little as I read the beautiful words and it made me think of my mum who I lost six years ago. I think the hardest part about being friends with…

The art of self care for anxiety, depression or stress

Reposting this. I think it’s a good reminder on how we can care for ourselves during this difficult time. At work today, I caught up with a co-worker I hadn’t seen in a few days. We chatted a bit about my new schedule and how it’s really making a difference in my life. We went…

Ever wonder why you are so moody in the morning?

Have you ever started off your day with a foul mood? Today is one of those days. I’m not sure why. I went to bed before midnight last night after getting a bit of a dizzy spell. I’m noticing more that if I’m playing a video game at night time I sometimes get really dizzy…