A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan MD is an important book. There is no other way to say it. If you are taking medication for depression/anxiety this book could quite possibly change your life! Even if you decide not to follow the protocol she outlines. How? Because after you read this book, you … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A MIND OF YOUR OWN by Kelly Brogan MD
Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Chris Ann: The concept of being brave has never been a foreign one to me. Bravery is what I have embodied through out my life. I was brave when I become very ill as a child and had to suffer painful stomach problems when the doctors could not … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #11 June 2017: Chris Ann
Here is #8 in The BRAVE Interview series! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, How, (and sometimes Why) of YOUR ‘one brave thing’! December’s interview is with Jennifer Greiner. 🙂 WHO are you? I am Jennifer Greiner, a strong, individual woman who knows what she wants and works hard to get it. I am passionate, caring … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #8 March 2017: Jennifer Greiner
I was thinking about how I have been in a funk these past several weeks, when I realized, no, it's actually been several months now that I've been feeling this way. I realized what is partly affecting my mood and my decisions is this: I feel old. My skin looks old. All of my joints … Continue reading 50: The year I got old
You may have heard that there's a little something call the flu going around. Actually, there are many flu-like viruses going around, but the doomsday people (and the CDC) refer to them all as 'the flu' so they can try to scare you into 'getting your flu shot' (like that might help at all). Anyway, … Continue reading Boo hoo, it’s the flu
Our friend Bob showed up every weekend to bring my husband coffee—I mean, to visit his mother--at the rehab where he works. Like clockwork, he would stop in with a Dunkin Donuts coffee and an egg sandwich and twenty minutes or so of chat. He looked forward to his visits and over the years they … Continue reading The story of Bob
I was thinking that now that the kids are back in school, I should resume my walking routine. I used to walk 3 miles or so every morning around 6:45am, before I did anything else...even before I went to the gym or yoga class. I did it every day just like clockwork. Until I stopped. … Continue reading Back in the saddle again. Not.
I've been on overload these past few weeks, with my mind overly full of stress-inducing thoughts. Sleeping has been a challenge. Lying awake from 1:30-4:30am two nights ago, I trotted out all my tricks for putting myself back to sleep: saying my ABC's, counting backward from 100, tensing and relaxing muscle groups, saying the So … Continue reading Midlife Monkey Mind
Over the past several months, I've had quite a lot to say about turning 50 this year to quite a lot of people. That was then. Several months ago, heck, even several weeks ago, it seemed so far off in the future. This is now. Now, it's looming large, and for some reason, I'm finding … Continue reading Speaking your truth
I recently visited a popular restaurant in Wells, one that I go to frequently. Usually I go with my husband but this time I was with my daughter. We went there on Saturday. My twelve-year-old picked the restaurant and was excited to be going out for lunch with her mom. My preference is always to … Continue reading Wicked good? Not!