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...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, May 22

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, May 22, 2020 Hello Blog and everyone. Strange times… we live in strange times… Last week I challenged you to: Examine how you are doing… how are you getting along. Make a little list of the supports that you use or have available to you if you need them. Give some word or works of affirmation to someone you love! On examining how I am doing – Well,...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, May 15

Mental Wellness Challenge, 2020 May, 15 Another week has just screamed by… Last week I challenged you to: Be intentionally kind. We have no more of an idea of someone else’s burdens than they would of ours… Personally, I am too quick to judge and to cast pall… I was good with the kindness piece.  I worked hard to make the best of situations that could have been contrary and cut others...

Mental Wellness Challenge, 2020, May 08

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, May 08 Hello Blog and People… I am getting far to used to communicating in this way… emails, texts… I miss a good old coffee and a cup of BS… Last week I carried a part of a challenge forward for myself…  the part that I carried forward was the piece from the previous week where the challenge was to: “Tell three people that you are connected to...

Mental Wellness Challenge 2020, May 01

Mental Wellness Challenge 2020, May 01   Hello blog and blog readers…  Last week I challenged you to three things: Seek an answer to the question – What is hope for you? When I look at how I did on question 1, I see that, in my experience, hope takes many forms.  I also see that there is a responsibility part to hope to be – at least- reasonably prepared for what comes in my life. ...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, April 24

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, April 24, 2020My challenge for you – for the last week was to:Think about how your boundaries are helping you! Are there places in your experience where you should set firmer boundaries, are there places in your experience where maybe a wall has been built where picket fence would do?  Take a little time to reflect on you the boundaries you have in your...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, April 17

My mental wellness challenge to you last week was:Practice physical distancing. Maintain that 2m distance between yourself and any other that doesn’t live in the same house as you do.Be kind – be especially kind… to your family, to your neighbors, to the folks that are working to support all of us.Be grateful.I did well with this challenge – as well as I could do.On the physical...