Posted in health, Self Care

But wait…

But wait – it’s #BellLet’sTalk day so just a quick post to talk about how important it is to address self care and mental health.

Too often it’s the elephant in the room and people just feel like they don’t have a choice. So they live with anxiety, depression and in pain emotionally. The pandemic has been extremely difficult for so many on a lot of levels.

Reach out. Call, text, email or emoji a friend or family member. Tell them you are there. Show them you are there by being there. Keep connecting. Keep trying even if it feels hard. It’s harder for them. Give them a piece of your heart.

Stay safe and stay kind.



Posted in health, pandemic, Self Care

Make it a Marvelous Monday

The snow fell intensely and sight lines blurred. It’s like we are in our own little pocket of the world. But no matter because today is NOT Blue Monday. I refuse to buy into that negative culture image. Today the wind and the clouds covered the sun, today Covid kept more of us at home and isolated but this will end. The wind, the snow, the pandemic.

We will gather again. We will hug. We will eat and make merry. Like the storm brewing this will blow itself out. We just have to hang on tight and find the positives in the situation.

I do recognize that finding the positives is a lot harder for those that suffer from physical or mental health issues. It’s infinitely harder if income and livelihood are impacted by this ongoing crisis. Perhaps it is something else that sits heavy upon the shoulders. Take heart as today is not blue Monday and this too shall end.


Posted in health, rural life, writing

Sunshine on my Mind

Infusing the sky with layers of colour

The celestial body then slowly slides into the clouds

The moon, now obscured by a fluffy whiteness

Disappears into oblivion and so begins another day

Solar batteries inside my head depleted

Then wonders of wonders the clouds burst

Blue skies sunshine and shadows prevailed

My heart rejoiced and a weight lifted

The sunshine sank lightly into my soul

As the sun sunk behind the hills it lingered on the tree tops

Sunshine always on my mind