Meditation and Mental Health
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. 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. Yeah, I have no issue with saying that I had Shingles. 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 accustom 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 young to waste a vaccine on. Well, I finally had an in, and I got that first vaccine. DEATH would have been less painful than what was to follow. That night I was in the most excruciating, electrifying, burning pain, I have ever…Continue Reading
My thoughts on how to nurture your mental health...
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…Read Now
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…Read Now
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…Read Now