Emotions, Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 5 American’s deal with mental health issues? 1 in 5….with suicide being in the top 10 causes of death. These numbers are staggering, especially when I am included in them. What I see as a patient and as a friend to many who also fight daily, the resources for… Read More May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Time Managmeent

Declutter your Social Media

Social media is so common place now you almost can’t go online or use a smartphone app without an account.  Globally, we spend over 2 hours on social media daily.  Yet many people also complain about the lack of time to engage in hobbies or family activities.   All this time can actually impact our physical and mental health and… Read More Declutter your Social Media

Emotions, Faith

Art for the Soul

  There are times in life when your soul is craving peace and validation.   These last few months I have struggled with my path and purpose.  I,in essence,put everything on hold except getting through the day to day because the thought of exploring more was paralyzing. I know in my soul I am a… Read More Art for the Soul

Emotions, essential oils, Health

5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Going through a stressful situation will often leave you exhausted and and even physically sick.  One reason is because your “flight or fight” mechanism is triggered.  This cascade of hormones including epinephrine and norepinephrine and will increase blood pressure, increased blood sugar, and a suppressed immune system.  Stay in this state for an extended period… Read More 5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Emotions, essential oils

Emotional Application of Essential Oils

This July,  I had the opportunity to listen to D. Gary Young speak at the Young Living Convention. He spoke about using the oils for emotional support. As I am on my journey of personal development, I have found myself going back to my notes again and again.  I thought I would share some of… Read More Emotional Application of Essential Oils

Emotions, Health

Learning to Live

Friends, First, I apologize for being absent this last 6 weeks.  I will be honest and say I just didn’t feel like blogging.  I won’t however apologize for the raw nature of what I am writing today.  This is not an excuse but rather my attempt to rationalize my summer to date in my own… Read More Learning to Live

Emotions, Health

Just Do YOU

This week has been a mess, I will readily admit it!  My husband has been at a search and rescue conference since Wednesday.  To all you single moms out there, bless you.  It is hard work being everything to a toddler and getting no break! Plus add the joys of potty training and stressful work… Read More Just Do YOU

Emotions

#Iamdepression

I went and got my second tattoo today…here is why I joined the #semicolonproject It started 23 years ago, this month, when my grandmother, who I learned later suffered from bipolar, made the choice to end her life.  I was a teenager and very close to her, I was devastated.  It changed our family dynamic… Read More #Iamdepression