Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, December 01

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, December 01 I haven’t posted here in a while.  A month basically. I’ve been doing some writing and thinking – just not stuff that I can really blog about… hope that’s ok. I should mention that I am considering “giving up the blog”… not the writing piece or the sharing my journey with others, but just the “OUTOFTHEDARKNESS.CA” piece…  A piece...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, November 3

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, November 3 Hey there… My last challenge went something like this: Cut yourself some slack. Give yourself some space to accept that you don’t have to be perfect… that you’re just fine the way you are. Try to take 10 minutes each day to just be. To practice being… not thinking, not evaluating, not weighing facts… just being.  (You can look online for a...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, October 27

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, October 27 Hey there… Last week I challenged you to: Perform an act of service. Do something unexpected for someone else. Reflect a little on someone in your life that maybe deserves a “Thank you for being there.” And then tell that person that you appreciate them… Remember someone from your life that isn’t there any more. Give that person a little of...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, October 20

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, October 20   It’s been a long stretch since I have posted here.  I didn’t give up or quit – I was just in a place where sharing was too much and/or maybe sharing the stuff I was experiencing would have done others more harm than good. It’s taken me a long time to set to writing this post.  To decide what to include and what not to include.  I’ve...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, July 21

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, July 21 It’s been a long while since I have posted to my blog.  Life’s been really filled with stress, anxiety, worry, frustration, confusion and challenges… so my blogging went on the shelf a bit. I’ll have to start a new challenge as I am certain that most folks have lost track of my last one – I know I have… I’m going to start writing and I’ll...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, June 02

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, June 02 A couple of weeks have passed since I blogged… Life’s carrying on.. My last challenge for you was: Do something unexpected for someone else. Give a friend, or a loved one a hug. Tell a friend, family member or co-worker that they are an important part of your life. Hope you “smashed it out of the park”. I did OK.  Not stellar, not a wash out...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, May 19

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, May 19 Hello Blog… My last challenge was: Laugh – just laugh. If you can, laugh til there’s tears in your eyes…. Take the time to see. To see a budding leaf or a flower or plant struggling to break through the earth – to see the sun. Sing… Sing like nobody is listening – or sing like you have an audience – whatever you desire… but sing. Hope you...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, May 11

Mental Wellness Challenge  2022, May 11 I haven’t checked in with my blog for the past couple of weeks… The straight up truth… I’m feeling stressed the F#%& out.  Not all bad stress – but stress none the less… My last challenge was to: Dream a little… Langston Hughes is quoted as “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, you become a broken winged bird, that cannot fly.” I...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, April 25

Mental Wellness Challenge  2022, April 25 Hello Blog… I didn’t blog last week – just wasn’t in me. Last week my challenge for you was to: Ask yourself – “How’s my lawn?” Touch base with where you are. Read a poem that resonates with you, or maybe listen to or sing along with a song that means something to you. Poetry and music are powerful emotional tools. Give yourself a spring....

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2022, April 14

Mental Wellness Challenge 2022, April 14 Easter Weekend – Spring is here – well, Spring is trying to… some places better or more quickly than others… My challenge for you last week was to: Phone a friend. Give someone, that you haven’t connected with in a long time, a call. Let it go. Pick something in your experience that is using up your energy and let it go. That very thing may very...