Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Quarantine

This can certainly be a challenge-- I know that it has been interesting, illuminating, and rough for me at the same time. There are some things that are easier for me than others-- working from home I don't mind so much, but restrictions on my movement have proven to be the worst aspect for me [...]

Quarantine Day 9

I actually went out of the house today because I am a mental health therapist, which is deemed "essential." I would agree. Especially now. I went to a deserted office to conduct telehealth sessions. The three that I had went pretty well, despite a few technology hiccups. It did kind of get to me-- going [...]

Quarantine Day 8

I am trying my very best to hold on to some mental peace-- and that always happens for me in nature. So I'm currently remembering hiking in West Virginia and swimming in this gorgeous creek (Glade Creek). The water was cold, but so so refreshing after hiking. Can you spot the two dark fishing spiders [...]

Quarantine Day 7 (for me)

This was part of my day today ... reading in the sunroom. I forced myself to take the day off- something I haven’t done in a while. And though I didn’t get the creative writing started that I wanted to, I felt better than I have in a long time. Just taking the day for [...]

Quarantine Day 6 (for me)

What's up everyone? As is typical with western PA, it is now 36 degrees instead of 70... so I don't think I'll be going for a walk today lol.  I did manage to work out though and I'm going to try to get a lot of work done today so I can focus on more [...]

Quarantine Day 5

The title sounds like a science fiction movie. Sigh, unfortunately it's not. I do want to share with you some more uplifting content and will likely also film a video to say hello tomorrow if I feel up for it. I've been playing with makeup as a creative outlet, so that has been fun, because [...]

Secret Garden Book Review and Words of Hope

One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting [...]

Seascape Saturday

Uncertainty is temporary, as all things are. But the sea remains. And the avenues forward will become clear again. I want to preface this post with saying that I am not in any way trying to make light of the current COVID19 situation. It's terrifying. It's unprecedented. One person dying from it is too many. [...]