As most of my friends, clients, and acquaintances already know, I recently went on a trip to Europe - we went from Brussels to Amsterdam down the river. It had been delayed a couple of times - hello, global pandemic! I was really really really really missing traveling, photography, and being out of my normal … Continue reading Tulips and Churches and Windmills, Oh My!
Some people love to travel - I am one of them Vacations mean many things to many people. I know a lot of people who want to spend the time relaxing on a beach or immersed in an activity (like skiing or camping), ones who want to go to a spa or a city or … Continue reading Travel to Improve Your Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme is Together for Mental Health (from the National Alliance for Mental Illness, NAMI). We do not do a great job of taking care of our mental health, or even acknowledging that we have mental health as well as physical health to take care of! Most people do … Continue reading Mental Health is for EVERYONE!
The therapy version is Feelings I'm Not Expressing, but the one I like to say in my head is "F***ed up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional." If that is really what we all acknowledged when we reply "fine" to "how are you?" several times a day, that would be manageable, but that is not what we … Continue reading Do you know what “fine” stands for?
There is a lot to be said for a good book. my therapy books shelf Happy National Book Day on April 23! Anyone who knows me knows that I love books! Reading is something I have loved since I was a kid - and I totally blame by librarian mom for that! I will read … Continue reading National Book Day
Though Spring officially started March 20 this year, to me Easter is when the real spring begins - that is when I need to get my plants in the ground!
Repost: This is a blog I wrote back in October 2019, and it still rings true today. I will do an update soon, also, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, since the topic of burnout has gotten a lot of attention over the last couple years. https://chrysaliscenter-nc.com/caregiver-burnout/ If you are in a helping profession … Continue reading What is Caregiver Burnout?