Run The Friggin Dishwasher Twice

Apparently this is advice given in the therapy world. I like this advice! “RUN THE DISHWASHER TWICE. When I was at one of my lowest (mental) points in life, I couldn’t get out of bed some days. I had no energy or motivation and was barely getting by.I had therapy once per week, and on … Continue reading Run The Friggin Dishwasher Twice

Discovering the Momentum of Creative Movement (aka exercise)

An excerpt, one short story, a day from “Simple Abundance - A Daybook Of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach April 15: “The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted. - Martha Graham The world as I know it is divided into two types of women- those who exercise and those who … Continue reading Discovering the Momentum of Creative Movement (aka exercise)

Real Life Benefits of Exercise

Did I think as an 18 year old, "I better start exercising now cause one day I'll by 60 years old and boy oh boy I'll be SO glad I started." lol. Nope. I was seeking relief from a painful back ache. But here I am now, in my 60th year reaping the benefits of … Continue reading Real Life Benefits of Exercise

What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others

We never really know what’s going to happen in life. What if every disappointment/heartbreak/setback was actually a stepping stone to the muscle ........resiliency! Those stones that if you had to choose, you wouldn’t dare step on. But, life picked you up and plopped you/ planted you there. What awful times in life were good training … Continue reading What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others

Illness karma & do we make ourselves sick

It was a rabbit hole of reading I went down on "day whatever" recovery from covid. My daughter and I shared a joke that she is homeschooling me as she works through her Political Science University program. It was Cultural Studies (Canadian Women Studies), a paper on "Feminism, Disability, and Transcendence of the Body". On … Continue reading Illness karma & do we make ourselves sick

What Social Isolation May Be Doing To Our Brains

Yep...............“I am tireder and dumber, failing to mark calendar things correctly,” said a friend who’s usually a very smart writer. A patient told me that every day feels the same as the next and he’s losing any sense of order. “What day is it, anyway?” he asked on a Zoom call. Everyone knows that humans … Continue reading What Social Isolation May Be Doing To Our Brains