Things that make me whole

February 15, 2017

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Living with chronic pain and ensuing anxiety can be very hard. But I have a great life. I am just trying to capture here some of the things that really help me or have helped me in the past. Exercise – even when I am distracted, going to yoga really, really grounds me. I may […]

My Husband’s (Other) Valentine

February 13, 2017

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Originally posted on From Outside The Mall:
Sid and I don’t really celebrate this day. He teases me about getting me flowers or surprising me with jewelry. But he wouldn’t dare! So this Valentine’s Day, being a Thursday, was treated as any other Thursday. Since my husband is a consultant, he travels Monday to Thursday;…

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Between a Hug and a Hard Place

February 8, 2017

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The day program I go to weekly serves adults with cognitive difficulties. This includes dementia, developmental delays, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Down’s Syndrome, etc. I met Lulu* there. It’s hard to tell Lulu’s age. I am guessing she’s in her 40s. She is of a robust constitution and a quiet demeanour. She seems reserved and […]

10 Quick Ways to Improve Your Mood

January 30, 2017

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As a person who struggles with anxiety and worry, I have good days and bad. In 2017, my mission is to care for myself. I am trying to create good habits that will have an overall impact on my mental health and well-being. Here are some things that help me when I am down.

Posted in: introspection

10 +ve Things About 10 +ve Things

January 25, 2017

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I’ve been doing this exercise for a few days now. At the end of each day, I’ll write down 10 positive thoughts or things that happened that day. It started because I bought a new fountain pen. Okay, may be the pen propelled me to do it. The real reason is my gut has been […]

Posted in: psychology

Dancing w/ Mr. Lee

January 24, 2017

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A good day at work consists of music and dancing. The impact of music and dance on people living with dementia cannot be overstated. Here's another anecdote from my end.

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Responding to a friend in crisis

January 23, 2017

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Friends are the first line of support for most people these days. As friends, how can we best support someone that confides in us? Here are a few tips from me.

Posted in: psychology
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