Improving Wellness with a Sleep Diary

Our behavior every day has a direct impact on our wellness. This behavior includes the way we sleep. A lack of quality sleep each day impairs our health. Because of this, sleep is not an option. It is a critical necessity. Good sleep hygiene behavior promotes wellness. In this article, I will discuss how to use a sleep diary to identify which behaviors we need to get quality sleep.
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Setting Up an Crisis Plan for Your Child

I know I posted awhile back about setting up a crisis plan of some kind for yourself, whether it’s an Advanced Directive, a Springing Durable Power of Attorney, or just a simple family crisis plan when you have a mental illness or some other special medical need that may require hospitalization. This is especially important when you have children that will need to be cared for during that time.

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I Don’t Hate My Parents

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. Not sure why that is – maybe since I’ve been putting a lot of energy into the fiction and critiques over at Scribophile? I would like to think that, but I fear it’s been the depression. I feel like I look at WordPress and as of late all I have is nothing but the same rants. If it’s getting old for me to write it, it must be getting old for you to read it. Continue reading

Elephant in the Room with Feel Good Inspirational Stories

I know this is a year old Facebook post, but I came across it recently and it got my little hamster wheel turning. I think it still deserves some serious thought and contemplation even now.

Let me explain ableism to you.

Yes the person was kind. I will not in any way argue that. However we ARE ignoring the elephant in the room here. Take the example described in this Facebook post. It could have been used to raise the awareness for the need of increased community integration and in-home care providers. Why was this person ever left alone to beg for help in the first place? No one stopped to raise awareness around that one question. No one ever stopped to even address that. No one tried to take the time to come up with a more permanent and reliable solution for this man.

Isn’t it time we start correcting that?