Explore Mental Health Awareness Month

I recently was reminded that May is mental health awareness month. Last year, I  was much more aware of that and spent some time writing about mental health. This year, I’m obviously a bit unprepared for this. I’d like to take some time to write a bit about coping skills for anxiety and depression. There…

Explore Stress

My word of the year is explore and while I have not actually spent time exploring, I want to continue to explore different things that interest me. I want to explore my career possibilities, I want to explore diets and food. I ant to explore creativity. I want to explore mindfulness. What I really want…

Explore Balance

Balance has always been some I have strived for, but something that I have often failed at. With the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation protocols, balance is something that is really needed. I am trying to work on finding balance in my life, but it has been tough.  Balance, by definition is, the even distribution of…

Explore: Life

It is April 24, 2020 and we are well into social distancing, and while I miss being able to go out, what I see at work (and I see the mild side of things) makes me understand why we are social distancing. I am working 4 days a week and while I don’t love what…

Explore Eating

Do you ever think about the way you eat or what you eat or do you just eat whatever? Since mid January, my eating has been pretty out of control. It may have even happened long than that. Since, easily, the beginning of December, I have been in aggravating pain down my left leg. I…

Exploring Breath Work

What is breathwork and why should you do it? Breath work is a way to change your breathing pattern and influence your physical and emotional wellbeing. Breathwork is from Eastern practices such as  yoga and tai chi practices. In the 60’s and 70’s breathwork was really popular, but like a lot of trendy things, it…

Explore Life

My 2 week hiatus/ medical leave from work is over. I head back to work tomorrow and I am having very mixed feelings about it. It’s been nice being home and not needing to feel rushed in the morning. I have been really tired since my surgery so I have been taking a nap or…

Exploring Plant Based Diets

Today marks 1 week since my ovary and tube removal. I am off work for another week, or at least until Sunday with my return to work being Monday. Today, I am home alone since my husband had some jobs to do. I did take a short time and drove (for the first time since…

Explore Diets

I chose “EXPLORE” to be my word of the year. I plan to do lots of exploring this year, from job/career possibilities to ways of cooking/eating to actual exploring of places. I plan to explore and learn more about the things that I believe I’m passionate about.  About 1 week ago, I took the plunge and had surgery…

2020 Word Of The Year

Every year, at least for the past couple of years, I have chosen a word of the year. I start off trying to pay attention to my word of the year, but like most New Year’s anything, as time passes, I tend to forget about it. This year, I almost didn’t make a word f…

2019 Ends and 2020 Begins

Most people think about resolutions when it comes to a new year. This year, I want to talk about gratitude. I think we sometimes forget to bring awareness to things that we should be grateful for. It’s very easy to think about the things that have gone wrong in life or the things that aren’t…

Intentions 2020

Today is December 29, 2020 and it’s a time when lots of people start to thing about New Year’s resolutions. I used to make resolutions every year and very soon after the first of the year, like most things in my life, I would end up giving up on these resolutions, either consciously or unconsciously….