Happy Mother’s Day: One is More Than Two!!!
Mother’s Day is the day that we celebrate the one who nurtured, loved and cared for us…and for many, these actions still occur. Someone who stayed up late when we were ill, made sure we had what we needed even when it meant she (or he) would have to do without. Sometimes this mother figure […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 10th
Stop and smell the roses…literally. Or pick up some flowers for Mom. Studies show that being surrounded by nature is a mood booster.
Working with people with chronic pain, it is surprising to see how common it is that they feel they are being punished for past mistakes. Perhaps we can ask ourselves to what extent have we accepted God’s forgiveness for our past and current sins? Jesus paid the price for our sins but are we practicing that forgiveness […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 9th
Travel to a new place or try something you’ve always been a little scared of – do something outside of your comfort zone to give yourself a sense of satisfaction that you can handle life’s challenges.
Setting Realistic Daily Goals
Who decided that we should be doing three things at once and rushing around all day? Sloths, slugs (snails) and penguins all have a unique purpose on this earth by doing things at their own speed, by pure determination and perseverance. Watching March of the Penguins has been one of the most inspiring depictions of how […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 8th
What’s for dinner? Foods rich in vitamin B12 and folic acid – such as grilled chicken with a side of broccoli – can help prevent mood disorders.
Bringing the Inner Child Out
On Friday, a few coworkers and I transported our clients from the crisis facility to a nearby park to enjoy the gorgeous weather. We brought along a cooler full of water, a large jump rope, football and a kickball. Before we started playing, we spent 10 minutes meditating. We asked them to close their eyes […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 7th
Craving sugar? Try swapping sweets for complex carbohydrates, like fruits, veggies, and whole grains. This may help boost activity or serotonin, an important chemical in the brain