Guest article by Cloe Matheson Spending time in nature is good for all of us and should be one of our highest priorities. The beneficial effects of nature aren’t too difficult to obtain. Even just looking at gorgeous, oxygen-giving indoor plants can help us feel happier – and going outside can help us relax almost … More How Spending Time in Nature Can Benefit Your Mental Health
I came across this tool recently. It is a nice summary of self-care activities. What self-care practices do you find most helpful? For me, 5 of my “Go-to” self-care activities are: Walking outside – I try to get outside every day. When I am outside, I try to pay attention to what I see, any … More What Self-care Practices Do You Find Helpful?
For the article on “6 Thoughts on Healing, Jesus and Yoga Mats”, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest … More The Jesus that You Don’t Hear Talked About in Church
For article on the lessons that I have learned after a year with clinical depression, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to … More Lessons Learned From Living With Clinical Depression
What have you learned about mental illness that you would like to share with others? ___ This has been one of the most trying years of my life. But I’m not sure I would trade it for anything. Not that I enjoyed feeling the darkness cloud over me, the gloom, the isolation, and wanting the … More A Year with Clinical Depression has Made Me a Better Man
Working out could reduce drinking’s deadly risks From the CBC September 8, 2016 About 40% of respondents met minimum physical activity guide of 150 minutes of moderate intensity. Being physically active offset some of the mortality risks associated with drinking, researchers found. Move more to drink? Getting the recommended amount of exercise could help offset … More Report: Exercise and Alcohol Use
18 Ways that exercise makes the difference in my recovery ___ I don’t often write lists, but this post has broken my pattern. I am not a runner, I am more of a generalist. I run, I bike, I do weights and I walk. I like to mix my routines so that I don’t feel … More Recovery: Why Do I Run?
Just mentioning Jesus can get funny looks and rolled eyes. No sermonizing here, just my thoughts along with a few funny bits about healing. ___ I know, the title for this piece is off-putting. Just mentioning Jesus means that some people won’t read what you have to say. That’s okay, everyone needs different things. Jesus was known more for walking … More 6 Thoughts on Healing, Jesus and Yoga Mats.
If movie sequels can improve with age, what about personal sequels? Part 1 talked about how: Self-acceptance is at the core of any personal change. A better second half begins with acceptance. Fitness contributes to bigger habit muscles which help in every other area of our lives. Dumbbells makes you less dumb and improving fitness can be … More Your Better Half: Interview with Jay Scott (Part 2)
July 1, 2015 is not Canada Day, it is Terminator: Genisys Day. This is the day when liquid metal will become screenplay magic. I get my hopes up that sequels like this will be worth the wait, but most sequels seem to go a little limp. Maybe the producers need a little Video-Viagra? Sequels … More Your Better Half: Interview with Jay Scott