Game On And Stress Less

Life, especially in 2020, is tough at times. Yeah, that might be the understatement of the year! People have different ways of dealing with stress. Some are common: plenty of sleep and exercise, for example. Then there’s escapism, and I realize not all have the same luxuries thereof. In any case, some people enjoy reading books. Others prefer watching movies. Still others lean towards video … Continue reading Game On And Stress Less

Karate And Mental Gymnastics

Something happened that I didn’t expect. Looks like for 2019, I’m taking karate again! It happens to be January, a new year, so it’s a good time to start a new thing. Or in this case, renew an old thing. Last week, my youngest son had his birthday and became old enough to join karate with his 4 older brothers at our local YMCA. My … Continue reading Karate And Mental Gymnastics

Anxious To Read

Before last night, I’m pretty sure I had never heard of bibliotherapy. I discovered this term in a very interesting article related to anxiety and books at a website I like, goodereader. Apparently, the year 2018 has been a big one for the popularity of books related to mental health, especially anxiety and depression. To me, that shouldn’t be surprising news, but it kind of … Continue reading Anxious To Read

Making It Through The Week

It’s been a challenging week so far. It started with my anxiety flaring up severely. My work at my job has been tough. And my family has been extra busy with Christmas festivities. But I think the week will slow down now. Sunday through half of Tuesday, I was really struggling with severe anxiety. It hasn’t been so bad in a while. I had to … Continue reading Making It Through The Week