Living Well: High Blood Pressure & hypertension

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Living Well” article but today I have something new to talk about. High blood pressure. This is something that has never really been a problem for me. Between a good healthy diet and regular exercise – I managed to keep my blood pressure at 120/80 for years….

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…

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…

Self-Care: How to avoid burnout at work

Burnout is something that we all face in our lives whether on a personal level or in the workplace. In my career field, working with social workers and child intervention – the burnout rate is extremely high and concerning. There was actually a shortage of social workers who were available and well enough to do…

Self-Help: 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…