Category Archives: Mental Health

When in Doubt, Unplug and Go Outdoors

My anxiety level went up in November 2016, but I told myself, “Maybe it won’t be as bad as we fear.”  Well, it isn’t — in many ways it is worse.  I suppose it could get much worse. I’ve marched, … Continue reading

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Grounding Like a Tree (Part 2)

In Grounding Like a Tree (Part 1) I wrote about using creative visualization to safely drain away stress, anxiety, and depression — the “bad stuff.”  This one is about how to take in the “good stuff” to help you heal, … Continue reading

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Grounding Like a Tree (Part 1)

Whenever a person is feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, one of the quickest ways I’ve found to drain away the “bad stuff” is grounding like a tree. This makes use of creative visualization and a bit of meditation. Make sure … Continue reading

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Meditation

One very effective way of dealing with stress is meditation.  Scientists and researchers have been paying more attention to the benefits of meditation over the past 5-10 years, and have found that meditation increases the amount of grey matter in … Continue reading

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How to help your body relax

The world has become a tense place.  We often read, hear, and see things that frustrate and upset us.  Unless we make a habit of helping our body relax, that tension builds and can make us sick.  Let’s look at … Continue reading

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When I am old I shall . . .

There is a famous poem (“Warning”) by Jenny Joseph that begins, “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple . . . ”   I’ve always enjoyed that poem, because the idea of living life the way I want … Continue reading

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Balance and Self-Focus

Having a balanced life is generally considered a good thing (except by people whose lives are way out of balance).  You want a clean house, but not smelling like bleach.  Work and play.  Everyone shares in the conversation.  Determination and … Continue reading

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