Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, June 04

Mental Wellness Challenge This week my challenge is: Eat a meal of something that you wouldn’t normally eat. Make an intentional decision to step outside your “ordinary”. Pick a warm day. Go outside. Take off your shoes.  Wiggle your toes in the grass.  Connect with the earth.. feel the grass on your feet, feel it tickle your toes… enjoy this really simple means of grounding yourself to...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, May 28

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, May 28 Well… I hope that last month or so was just a frame narrative or story within a story rather than the chorus to a really bad song… I certainly do not want to go through the poo that I experienced over this last little while ever again – or at least – any time real soon again… I hope my experience over the past month has had it’s climax –...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, May 14

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, May 14 Middle of May already… time is just flying by for me… seems like just yesterday I was blogging and that was a week ago… busy I suppose… Last week my challenge was to: Spin the clock back a bunch of years. Think back to a day – a long time past – that you were super happy.  Think back to the events of the day.  What was the reason you were...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, May 07

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, May 07 May already… This past week has been Mental Health Week.  The theme was “Name It”.  Name what you are feeling.  I often BLOG about this idea – and I hope that you were able to participate, in some way, in thinking about, talking about and sharing the need for Mental Health Awareness in your circle. Last week I challenged you to: Read something...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 30

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 30 ZOOOOMMMMM April just scream by… I don’t know if its because I am getting older and my reference for the past is longer or if its just the way things are in my current… world… but months seem to have turned into weeks… weeks into days… VaaaaROOOMMM Last week I put forward a challenge to: Laugh out loud. Read a funny book, watch a funny...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 23

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 23 Another week moves on… and that’s a good thing I suppose… Last week my challenge was to: Pay it forward. Do something nice for someone.  OUT OF THE BLUE… Go to bed 15 minutes early each day for the week. Give your body and your mind those 15 extra minutes to rejuvenate. Sit down with a pen and paper and write a friend a note/letter. Tell that...

MENTAL WELLNESS CHALLENGE – 2021, April 16

MENTAL WELLNESS CHALLENGE – 2021, April 16 My little birds are back!!! YAY… The Juncos are making their way through… the Siskin Finches are around too… love watching my silly little birds… I learned this week that some email servers have been scrubbing my OUTOFTHEDARKNESS domain even though I have done all I can to do to make it “clean”.  Some of those servers have been addressed...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 9

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 9 Spring has come – and its very welcome! Last week I challenged you to: Take some time to “Appreciate the beauty day.” See the trees in the forest. At some point, each day: Stand with your feet flat on the ground. Feel the connection of your feet, to the earth, up through your ankles, calves, thighs, waist, belly, chest and lungs, then up to your...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 02

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, April 02 March went through my fingers so fast… I know I was there for it – but really – it seems like all a blur… … how’s that old TV soap intro go…. “Like sands through an hourglass… these are the days of our lives…” Last week I challenged you to: Smile under your mask, smile while you are on the phone… smile. Do something each day...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, March 26

Mental Wellness Challenge  2021, March 26 Tummy issues kept me from posting last week… in a word – wicked… Anyway, back to whatever my current state is for the past couple of days – call it my current normal… I took time to see a ND – something’s got to help with this issue… so, I am trying the Naturopathic Doctor avenue.  There’s certainly a different approach and...