Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, September 25

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, September 25, 2020   Last week my challenge was to: Talk to someone you love about mental health. It might be an uncomfortable conversation at the start – but take time to talk about some facet of mental wellness. Hug someone in your “personal bubble”. Wear a mask if you need to, but get some connection time with someone you care about.  We are...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, September 18

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, September 18. Well hello!  It’s been a little while since I have posted.  I hope you have had a relaxing, productive, good, fun, enjoyable past six weeks. My last challenge for us was something like: Be responsible. OWN YOUR ACTIONS! BE KIND GET SOME FRESH AIR – go for a walk, cut the grass, take a bike ride – get outside. READ SOMETHING EVERY DAY TELL...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, July 24

Two weeks ago challenge you to: Continue kindness. Look for ways in your experience to “Pay it forward.”  That could be holding a door for someone, acknowledging someone’s efforts, picking up the tab for a coffee or lending a hand to someone in need. Mirror time. Do my mirror time each morning and night – morning when you first get up and night just before bed.  In the morning… look...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, July 10

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, July 10 Last week I challenged you to: Be intentionally kind. (I know that I have no idea what another person is going through… and I would suspect that others are in the same position of ignorance… so – I’m going to choose to be kind.) Be PRESENT! Be intentional in your life.  Think about where you are having that conversation with friends and...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, July 3

Mental Wellness Challenge - 2020, July 3 Utterly wild – my past week has not only screamed by – it was full of roller-coaster craziness!!! My challenge to you for the last week was to: Have a look inside your “space”. Have a peek and poke around a little… Are there “potatoes” growing behind your ears???  Are there spots that could use a little cleaning? Are there things you’ve...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 26

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 26 ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM… and another week has gone by… Last week I challenged you to: 1. Do a little research and learn one thing new about ADHD, or depression/depressive disorders, or anxiety disorders, or any other mental health concern/disorder. 2. Share that one thing you have learned with a friend. This might be an odd conversation – and that’s...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 19

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 19   Last week my challenge for you was to: Go for a walk by yourself. Pick up a small stone when you start your walk and keep the stone in your hand.  As you are walking, think about the stressors that are in your life and mentally push them into the stone.  At the end of your walk, cast the stone away from you far enough that you are not likely to...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 12

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 12   Last week I challenged you to: BE INTENTIONALLY KIND. BE THOUGHTFUL. Think about what you are doing and why you are doing it. BE GRATEFUL. I had a couple of carry forward challenges to work on too… but how did you do?   Being kind is so very important… not just now – when everyone is feeling the effects of this pandemic and physical...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 05

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, June 5 Last week my challenges to you were: 1. Write an old fashioned letter to a friend… even if they live just next door. Use a pen and paper… stick it in an envelope and mail it. Write about what ever you want – short or long, deep or funny… your pleasure. Be intentional about the care you put into this. Do this as an act of love. 2. Take 5 minutes...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, May 29

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, May 29 Last week my challenge to you had three parts: Listen to a song that you like. Have a really really good listen to the words. Think about what the song is really saying to you.   I challenge you to this because this is a mirror for some of my experience… I go through pieces of my life thinking that the “song” is telling me one thing… when in...