My Homemade Fire Cider

When I was at home rising my son, I made fire cider every winter. As the years went by, I got out of the habit. I was working part-time and raising my son. I ramped up to full-time and just wasn’t at home as much as I used to be. I didn’t have time for the homemaking arts that I love. But, this winter season, I caught bronchitis twice. Once during the incredibly busy December of 2019 and once in February 2020! (Yes, I get a flu shot every year. Yes, I go to my PCP and get flu & strep tests, and yes, I take antibiotics if need be, etc.)

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Expressive Art & Wise Mind

About 98% of our mental activity…the reasons why we do things…is unconscious (Bargh, 2017). Expressive Art, a right brain activity, is a way to access those wordless emotional messages swirling beneath our consciousness. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could unearth some of your own motivating energy, and channel it towards calmer, more measured responses to the confounding situations encountered in your daily life?

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Somatic Experiencing® heals trauma

Somatic Experiencing®

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Favorite Books of 2019

Favorite Books of 2019!
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Happy New Year!

Wishing you solid mental health in the New Year!

Estrangement, loneliness and the holidays

Have a peaceful holiday season, with a side of realism!

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Tips for Facing the Holidays for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Trauma survivors are made particularly anxious by the hoopla around the holidays.

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Me and My Chronic Pain

These are not my actual x-rays…but I have a rod, plate and pins
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Self Care – 5 Easy Meditations

Positive Energy Bubble – Smile to yourself and imagine a beautiful Positive Energy Bubble by closing your eyes, and taking a few deep slow breaths. Visualize or feel a beautiful colorful bubble all around you, like large soap bubble blown from a large wand. Imagine this is energetically protective bubble. Imagine its feel and its swirling motion as it envelops you. Let this soft bubble protect your entire body.  Enjoy this feeling of protection. Feel safe within this positive space. Smile. Feel good. Read more about the Positive Energy Bubble here.

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Research: Small Everyday Pleasures Make a Big Difference

How effective are everyday stress management techniques in helping keep a person healthy? How strongly do everyday happy events affect you?

Let’s take  look at one of my favorite studies!

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