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...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, Feb 19

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, Feb 19 WOW – What a frustrating week…. I didn’t have the opportunity to get my post out last Friday as there were issues with my website that were, for all intents and purposes, out of my control. I “put my shoulder into it” and worked my way through the issues with very little – read that as zero – help from the SHAW Helpdesk.  Nevertheless, I...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, Feb 12

Mental Wellness Challenge  -  2021, Feb 12 BBRRRRR…. Its chilly out there… Another week has come and gone, it’s Friday again and I am thinking about my experience the last week… Last week my challenge was: Be appreciative of the kindness shown you by others. Look for it. Be patient. Be as patient as you can be. Tell someone in your experience that they matter, that you love them. How...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, February 05

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, February 05 I didn’t do a post last week.  I’ve not been feeling great physically (certainly not COVID related) and didn’t have the extra energy to do this.  Ya, I know – energy to sit at a computer and type… well… it’s the thinking and digging that there wasn’t energy for… Anywho… I feel a commitment to this and it needs to be done –...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, January 22

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2021, January 22 Last week I challenged you to: Be authentic. Be you! Drink 4 big glasses of water every day. Journal a little. Take some time each day to get in touch with yourself… (see #1). How did you do you?  I did OK. I was intentional about being authentic.  I worked at doing my best to be me… I can get caught up in the whirlwinds of “stuff” around...