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...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020 April 10

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, April 10 Last week my three part challenge for you was: Get on the phone, on Skype, FaceTime, Teams, Messenger, or whatever technology you use and connect with someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Shut all the other distractions off and spend at least 10 minutes having a great conversation with someone who means something special to you.  Its likely...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, April 02

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, April 02 Last week I challenged you to notice 5 things you are grateful for each day. I sincerely hope that you were able to do that.  I know that for myself – when I am facing adversity like I am – and I think we all are – that being grateful is a great tool to help me with perspective. This week I would like to share about what “working from home –...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, March 26

Mental Wellness Challenge – 26 March, 2020 Last week I challenged all of you to: Visit HEALTH CANADA. Get the facts on COVID-19– know the facts. Leave your social media account alone for 4 hours every day. For some, this will be a piece of cake, for others – this piece is going to brutal – that should say something… Be kind. Be intentionally kind. How did you do?  I did OK with all of...

2020, March 19 – Mental Wellness Challenge

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, March 19 Wow, another week’s gone by already… Last week I challenged you to: Go for a walk every day… even a short one, go around the block on day one, round the block twice on day two, three times on day three – then maybe even venture out to the park… you get the idea. I’m going to do my best on this one too…  I know it helps with the way I am...

Reasonableness, responsibility and Covid-19

I want to share this really good piece from the UK on reacting in the new reality that is COVID-19. I have a responsibility to myself and to those around me - that are connected to me -  to be reasonable in the way I act and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is certainly reason to be aware of risks and to do the things that can be done to mitigate those risks. I was around the city...

Mental Wellness Challenge – 2020, March 12

My challenge to you last week was to:Go for a walk with a friend. You don't have to talk or solve the world’s problems, just be there for each other.Reach out to someone in your life that is a little more distant than your heart tells you they should be. Call them.  TALK TO THEM.  If you need to break the ice - shoot them an email or a text - but then follow up with a call and speak with...