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...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, March 12

Mental Wellness Challenge 2021, March 12   March 12 already.  Time is certainly rolling on… My challenge last week was to: Take a little time to be outside. The seasons are changing again and its getting warmer outside (YIPPEE).  Take a little time for yourself to enjoy the warmth of the sun. Make a list of 10 values that help you navigate your life. Have a snooze. Treat yourself to a...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, March 05

Mental Wellness Challenge - 2021, Mar 05 March already, Last week my challenge was to: Identify the mental health supports available to you. They might be EAP, CMHA, your clergy, a friend, a counsellor or perhaps your family physician.  Just take a minute to make a note of the resources you have at your disposal should you ever need them. If you are struggling – reach out to your resources. I...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, February 26

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, Feb 26 February is pretty much done… that month went by fast in some respects and super slowly in others… I suppose that’s all perspective… Last week I carried my challenge from the previous week forward as I didn’t have an opportunity to post.  So – my challenge for last week was: Support someone in your circle. A friend, a coworker, a loved...