While waiting in the lobby to extend our stay at the La Wildfire Evacuation Inn, I saw this and realized my collection of snow globes and music boxes that I received from my mother over the years, is in a chest for safekeeping. 3 miles away from a fire. The collection is reminiscent of all … Continue reading Caldor Fire and Things
Are you feeling anxious or experiencing anxiety? It's been one of those daman days. You have a long list of to-do's, but you feel like you've accomplished nothing because your wheels are spinning. You have two choices: Let it ride and go home frustrated and exhausted, dreading the stress of tomorrow because you know you'll be playing catch-up, or learn this simple trick to gain enough traction to shift yourself out of worthless zombie gear and into productive badass mode! Old habits die hard, but the kind of stress we're talking about here shortens your life span anyway, so you have nothing to lose by sticking around to learn this short formula for getting your shit together.
Pandemic: we're coming up on the ninth week of the shelter-in-place order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, to flatten the curve of COVID-19 here in California. The heaviness of fear and sadness is palpable along with the fear of infection. Let me ask you this though, can you feel a shift? It's a different kind … Continue reading Pandemic: a wake-up call
Young people are saddled with stress. Couples both work full-time jobs and split second-shift responsibilities (e.g., cooking, cleaning, laundry, budget, bills) on a rotational chore calendar (Arnett & Jensen, 2019; Shabner, 2006). Long hours and exhaustion can reduce the quality and duration of the time that couples spend together, adding to relational strain.
Now more than ever, is the time you need to place the care of your mental health as your priority. Here is a daily plan to help with isolation...