Living Well: things you should not say to a chronically ill person

It’s Monday morning and I’m nursing another migraine hangover. It’s raining outside, so my condo is a nice and cool temperature. I actually had to close the balcony door this morning and take my new cushions inside. And like many other nights with insomnia, I was wide awake at 5:00 am. That was far too…

Thursday morning coffee thoughts

Good morning world. It’s 8:00 am as I sit down with my first cup of coffee for the day. The sun is shining – brightly – the sky is clear and it is shaping up to be a beautiful day. I have a piece of pumpkin loaf and oatmeal for my breakfast, a hot cup…

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…

Meditation

Meditation Techniques – Music As a musician, I am really keen on the idea of using music to meditate. This really helps me during stressful times in my life. Or when I’m feeling down. Over the years, I’ve found some great channels on YouTube that allows me to do this. Sometimes writing is my meditation. I…