Ikigai (生き甲斐, “a reason for being”)

I read an article this morning regarding this Japanese concept and loved it! What’s your reason for being? What do you live for? What is the reason you want to get up in the morning? Many things to reflect upon, but first let’s dissect the word: Wikipedia…

Pandemic Re-entry Adventure

Yes, I changed the term Pandemic Re-entry Anxiety to Adventure on purpose! Quite a few articles have been written lately discussing the high level of anxiety that people are feeling as they re-enter into post pandemic life. What we have been through over the…

You are Not Alone

Since 1949, Mental Health America and affiliates across the country have observed May as Mental Health Month. Mental health affects everyone. Through readings, lectures, seminars, help lines, video presentations, podcasts, apps, and so many other venues, we can educate ourselves on how to identify, help,…

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day Everyone! Every year, the second Sunday in May, is designated as International Mother’s Day worldwide. Celebrations vary, however we all can benefit from celebrating the meaning as we honor our own mother, motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers and women in…

Be Like a Squirrel!

This past week we have enjoyed watching a squirrel in our backyard scurrying about, climbing up and down the side wall, the trees, standing up on hind legs, shaking his tail and munching on peanuts. I became curious after a few days as we had…