The AED Plus and how to save your life.

So while I was at Dr Hubbard’s yesterday for a cortisone shot in my left foot, I noticed an AED Plus hanging on the lobby wall. Now when I was training to be an EMT, I used an AED (automatic external defibrillator, which is the portable charging system used when someone is in cardiac failure)…

How to create a Journal to Joy

Journal to Joy Positive memories and pictures that made you feel good. Affirmations – can be pictures, cards or words that help you feel good. Goals, dreams and aspirations. Gratitude lists. Gems – words, sayings and expressions that inspire you. Our brains bring into focus what we believe to be true. What is important to…

Three Good Things That Happened Today (Yesterday, Actually)

Some days I really struggle with finding three good things. Today wasn’t terrible. Today wasn’t great. Just sort of the usual stuff with some good moments thrown in. Here are those things. I’m having more clarity of mind these days and have been able to keep track of things better and be more mindful of…

Three Good Things That Happened Today

The book is Pretend Friends by Alice Hoyle & Illustrated by Lauren Reis. It’s “a story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations.” It includes notes for parents and other adults and is meant “to be a supportive tool for families and practitioners to talk about aspects of mental illness with children and aims to raise awareness and understanding, increase empathy and reduce stigma and discrimination.”

Good bone news

I went to my orthopaedic surgeon’s physician assistant, Melissa today.  My knees have been hurting badly and I’ve been in a lot of pain.  I was hoping she would agree to give me a cortisone shot.  In fact, I was afraid she’d be reluctant to do so and that I’d have to cajole and beg…

Positive things that happened today

  I woke up before my alarm went off. I spent a little quality time with each of my kitties this morning, which they loved and appreciated. It was a beautiful day today and I didn’t need to wear a jacket. The sun was shining, there was a nice breeze and everything. I spent the…