Social media detoxing – all you need is love

Tonight while binge watching season two of Sex and the City, I hopped onto Facebook to see what was happening. Someone from my old office made the announcement that she was leaving the site to focus on her family. And while the thought of not seeing her adorable baby photos, I have to admit –…

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…

Living Well: Living with chronic migraine and migraine care

Yesterday, I woke up with a brutal migraine – first bad migraine in several months. I wound up sleeping most of the day and am still feeling that post-migraine “hangover” – which feels like a hangover from drinking too much booze. Living with chronic migraines can be brutal – but what worked for me in…

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….

Article 3: Indigenous Elders and Ceremonial Practices

As promised when I first started this blog, I am finally getting back into writing articles about my learnings with you. Yes, learnings. That’s what we called the teachings of the Elders at my job. Those of you who have been following my blog, know that I’m off work for medical issues. But I loved…