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Meditation and Mental Health

Life with the Shingles Virus Will Force Change

I think we can all agree, our own mental health tends to take the back seat in our priority list. Getting the Shingles Virus almost took me down. See if this sounds familiar to you It was a normal work day for me, nothing out of the ordinary… Wake up, work, eat while working, make excuses that I can’t possibly work out because I have work, make something last minute for dinner and then sit on the couch and work on my laptop. Then I go to bed after a few cocktails and sleep like crap most of the night before I do it again. Have you ever experienced those days? This will come as a shock to hear, but my adrenals suffered and the “stress” on me added up to me getting a bout of Shingles Virus. Yeah, I have no issue with saying that I had Shingles Virus. I had no idea what that was, or how serious it was until the doctor said that I could have lost sight in my left eye if I hadn’t come in for treatment. Excuse me? I’m not accustomed to having things whirl out of my control. I have always considered myself strong. I can do anything I put my mind to, and never met a challenge I couldn’t perform on, even if it terrified me to my core, like speaking in front of an audience. I reluctantly took my antibiotics for the Shingles, which I renamed “Sparkles” because it just sounds better, and seemed appropriate since all your nerve endings light up (in pain, but still, I’m sure it’s pretty on an MRI or something). It took me months to get my vaccine. I was way too young to have Shingles, and I was turned away every time as “too…

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Easing In To Meditation

March 24, 2021

I remember very specifically telling my friend, “oh no, I can’t meditate, I feel like I’m suffocating when I try”. That seems silly to me now, but it was true.  I would sit down to meditate, and focus on my breath, and I would feel like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I just…

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The Last Vaccine I’ll Ever Have

March 14, 2021

Anyone who knows me knows that I had shingles.  I’m an open book… I don’t keep anything to myself.  *Shock* Although… for the record, Shingles is a stupid and ugly name and as someone who has installed roofing… I hate the term.  So, I have renamed MY shingles to “sparkles”… mostly because I like things…

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8 Ways to Start A Meditation Practice

February 9, 2021

Meditation practice can be a challenge when you’re getting started. For so long I was convinced that I just couldn’t do it.  I started my Meditation practice, fumbling… I hope that these tips and resources will help you in beginning your Meditation practice journey. First of all, let me just dispel the myth that you…

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Mental Health

February 6, 2021

It was a normal work day for me, nothing out of the ordinary… Wake up, work, eat while working, make excuses that I can’t possibly work out because I have work, make something last minute for dinner and then sit on the couch and work on my laptop. Then I go to bed after a…

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Life with the Shingles Virus Will Force Change

February 6, 2021

I think we can all agree, our own mental health tends to take the back seat in our priority list. Getting the Shingles Virus almost took me down. See if this sounds familiar to you It was a normal work day for me, nothing out of the ordinary… Wake up, work, eat while working, make…

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