Don’t Be So Sensitive

A chipmunk died on our front porch this morning. It was too late to help. It is nestled in the front garden now, with some peonies. One of its friends came to check on it, then ran away. Most people would find this sad, but probably not shed any tears. I found it incredibly sad…

User Stories: Meditating With My Dog & Managing Insomnia

I wrote about the meditation app I use, Simple Habit.

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User story from Sue Shortt

I have been meditating for a little over 2 years. Recently I learned about Simple Habit and I have become a subscriber. I like the variety of guided meditations available, and being able to choose how long you wish to practice. I also like that there are different meditation teachers guiding the sessions.

I began meditating to help me manage chronic pain and anxiety. It is one of the tools in my self-care toolbox, and I’m proud that I’ve made it a daily habit. Anxiety is a tough beast, and I have lived with it for as long as I can remember. I need reminders daily to slow down, breathe, be aware and be open to each experience just as it unfolds. I feel like these lessons are slowly sinking in…

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That's what anxiety really is, not a disorder at all; just a  great imagination. Is this the link between creativity and insanity? Anxiety is marked by too much thought, and too much paying attention to one's thoughts, but these thoughts can be funneled into something creative if you apply yourself. I no longer think that…

You Had Me at Hygge

Hoo-ga! Not the sounds of a toga party, but a Danish word that has become very trendy. What is it? It's not a thing, it's a feeling, an atmosphere of warmth, peace, security and cosiness. I didn't know about it before, but it turns out it is the exact way I want my home to…

Awareness Day

May 12th is International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Gulf War Syndrome (GWS).