Quarantine Day 19

Sun permeates trees, inviting Spring awakens dormant rootsLet it fill your lungs and spiritWith hope Lazy day today, though I did go on a walk and did a minimal amount of work. Fighting against cabin fever is so much easier when you can go outside and actually feel the sun warming your skin. I was fortunate [...]

Quarantine Day 16

Looks like we’re getting another 30 days of this. It’s sobering, seeing the estimated projected death toll for the US with the current data. I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite so awestruck by something, in a bad way. I gave a guest lecture this evening, virtually, on sex addiction. I have been scheduled to [...]

Quarantine Day 11

Today was weird. It wasn't until after 1 pm that I looked up anything about the virus. I kind of feel guilty about that in a way? But I also think it was good for my mental health. I was working to transition my master's counseling course this semester to an online format, engaging with [...]

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 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 [...]

Faith in Humanity Restored

I tend to write about mental health, struggles, coping ... all of which I am passionate about. However, on Wednesday of this week I beheld two beautiful incidents in a coffee shop that made me really pause. These brief moments of human kindness and connection really helped restore something within me that's fights cynicism. It's [...]

First Snow?

It's February and I actually thought I had gotten away with not having a "real Winter." Oh well, it is beautiful. And my late wolf baby Luna (rescue pooch) loved the snow, so I guess I can't hate it too much. I feel like the second image from the top sort of reminds me of [...]

Wellness Wednesday

Haven't done one of these in a while. We see posts all the time telling us to always be kind because we don't know what battles people are fighting. And I just was reflecting on the people who have been kind to me in my life and it is so, so appreciated, especially because for [...]