What is it like being a caregiver when I was cared for so expertly? When I was a caregiver last month I realized – it’s really hard work! And it wasn’t that major big deal. I mean, my patient was mobile, just moving slowly and unable to lift heavy things.
As I prepared for the 1st day of school, I realized there was so much I wanted to share with my scholars. I am always too anxious & excited that whole first day! I am unsure whether I’ll be able to answer all of their questions. Will I be clear? Will they enjoy the class? Will I have time to do all I want to do in class? Will they see psychology all around them? Yep, that last one’s my #1 goal! Read More
When I start something new, I search for helpful information everywhere. Just as I was saying to myself, “Ok, I am going to try to stick to my Challenge for 30 days because the 60 days sounds like too much”, I found Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy You Program, which started this past Monday. (Day 24 for me.) Read More
It’s such a push-pull or approach-avoidance when you’re not feeling well and finally resign yourself to taking a self-care day. I am usually moving so fast that I don’t take the time to rest. Today, however I need to stop and fight off this approaching cold.
This morning, after staying in bed for a couple of more hours I feel like I need to get up and do some work. But the pull is I am weak and tired. Too tired to perhaps get out but that is just the tiredness talking, right.
After my diagnosis and a couple of surgeries – a change was necessary. I became more aware of how my habits affected my body. Check out these questions which continue to stay on my mind: Read More
How non-toxic are you? Not you personally, although that is something to think about. But, I mean your environment. Read More
What we eat makes a difference! So today, let’s talk about food.
We know we can feel better when we eat the right food. 🥕🥗 We can heal with food. 🥙🍊🍎 We use it for celebrations 🎂 and sometimes we think we need food for comfort.🍕🍟
The real talk is, if we know what we should eat, why don’t we eat it?
What you choose. Here’s a look at one way of eating.
Vegan – Vegans to follow on Instagram
Mediterranean Mediterranean Diet here
Here’s more food for thought: Know Yourself song
More than the stereotypical chanting and meditation, you might guess? And you’d be correct! The Monk, I am highlighting today is not the obsessive-compulsive one on TV. Read More
“What do you see when you look in the mirror?” A few days after surgery, most women answer, “Scars!” However, two years later, the responses are “A pretty lady,” “A woman who know what she wants.”
A Positive Body Image
How can you continue to maintain a positive body image after you’ve had a lumpectomy/mastectomy and/or reconstructive surgery? The women in my research study talked about it beginning with persistence through: surgeries, medical interventions, depression, and neuropathy. This movement toward a positive body image after breast cancer includes cognitive and emotional aspects, as well, such as, how your family and friends treat you, your faith, and how you feel about yourself. Read More