Holiday Blues…

It is early December, and I do not feel like I am in the mood for Christmas. Every year I say I am not buying any Christmas gifts and I end up shopping at the last minute.  Is it out of guilt or the spirit of the holiday that finally gets me in the mood? Continue reading “Holiday Blues…”

World Mental Health Day

It was World Mental Health Day, on October 10, 2021. Personally, I think we need a whole month to reset. There is so much going on, and if you do not take time to unplug you may feel over whelmed and depressed. There are a few things you can do to ensure you stay balanced,Continue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Types of Meditation Part II

There are different types of meditation. We will discuss a few popular types. There are nine popular types of meditation practice: mindfulness meditation spiritual meditation focused meditation movement meditation mantra meditation transcendental meditation progressive relaxation loving-kindness meditation visualization meditation 1. Mindfulness meditation Mindfulness meditation originates from Buddhist teachings and is good for people who practiceContinue reading “Types of Meditation Part II”

Benefits of Meditation, part 1

I have always found it difficult to meditate, but continue to try over the years. Apparently there are different types of meditation and it appears I have been mastered one type unknowingly. Who knew! The benefits of mediation include reconnecting with your emotions, desires, and roadblocks that may be causing you stress (Thole, 2021). Thole,Continue reading “Benefits of Meditation, part 1”

Maintaining your Health and Wellbeing

Christmas is over and if you are like me, you are looking forward to 2021 and what it will bring. I am really looking forward to a new year. Many individuals make New Year’s resolutions that include losing weight and exercising. In the past the gyms were full in January with individuals dedicated to improvingContinue reading “Maintaining your Health and Wellbeing”

Self Care

Can we exhale?  We got through election day, and now we are waiting.  If you are like me you have been watching the returns with some trepidation and anxiety.    The question is now what? Some individuals have been especially nasty to others for their choice in this election, even though voting is a right affordedContinue reading “Self Care”

September is Suicide Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is in an emergency situation and is talking about committing suicide call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. Suicide is on the rise, and it may be due to the isolation and loneliness as a result of this pandemic. In the wake ofContinue reading “September is Suicide Awareness Month”

Depression

Recently the First Lady, Michelle Obama, stated in her podcast that she was experiencing low grade depression due to the exhausting pandemic and resurgence of the fight for racial justice. “These are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually,” she said. “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just becauseContinue reading “Depression”