Tag: mental health

sleeping cat

Part 8 – Naps and Bald Guys

Holy Cow – THAT was a nap!! I had my brain training session this morning, came straight home, went to bed, and slept for three hours. Here is the story of today, and why I was so tired. I left for my appointment extra early due to the snow...

Edison bulb shining in darkness

Shine Your Light

Photo by Rostyslav Savchyn on Unsplash Everyone has a flashlight. We keep it shining bright by recharging the batteries. Some people are recharged by their relationship with God. Others rely on self care. Many seek counseling when...

roasting marshmallow over campfire

Is it Camping, or is it Glamping?

Photo by Timothy Meinberg on Unsplash I was once asked if I had ever been camping. I have, a couple of times. When I was young, my family camped our way from Minnesota to Washington State for my cousin’s wedding. We were quite...

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Do You Want In?

I am longing for Spring today. I need to see something grow. New green tender shoots of something — anything. I’d take a dandelion today. I want fresh new growth in my soul. Cool spring water bubbling up in my spirit, bathing my heart in refreshment...

What Would You Like to Do About That?

Good question. One that made my teenagers groan in frustration. Teen: I’m hungry. Me: What would you like to do about that? Teen: Make me a snack. Me: Well, I’m busy with work and it’s not suppertime yet. The kitchen is all yours. Knock yourself out...

rain on window

Grief

Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash I look out my window and see a picture perfect landscape covered with fresh snow sparkling in the sunshine, against a backdrop of the spectacular Canadian Rockies and a robins egg blue sky. I smile as I think...

man playing Whack-a-mole

Whack-a-Mole

Sometimes you’re the mallet, sometimes you’re the mole. Last week I was the mallet. I felt great. I was sleeping well. My depression wasn’t symptomatic. For the first time in almost a year I had absolutely no trouble getting out of bed in the...

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Hallways

Sometimes awesome happens in the hallway. Today for instance. I was at the church office for a quick meeting. On my way out, I met someone coming in. We stopped for a minute to say hi. And awesome happened. We know each other through worship arts...

angry woman yelling

Never Ignore a Good Chance to Shut Up

Photo by June Liu on Unsplash I’m terrible at small talk. I know it’s an important part of casual getting-to-know-you conversations, but I’m kind of bad at it. I love getting straight to the heart of struggle. Got baggage? Excellent! Let’s dump it...

girls dancing

Part 7 – More energy

This week my brain training has settled into a predictable routine. I am using the ear bud, emWave breathing, and the Vie light cap. The emWave uses the five small connections that need connectivity paste, four on my scalp and one on my forehead...