The 5 BEST Foods For A Healthy Brain

The way we eat determines how healthy we are in the long run. When we’re young greasy, fast food stops several times a week may not have much impact, but the impact you don’t see in the moment will manifest itself later in life. On the other hand, many foods support brain health. Here are (more…)

10 Self-Care Tips You Can Start NOW

Spring is here. Open the windows. Let the stale winter air out and the fresh air in. You can begin with these 10 easy self-care tips: Take a few deep breaths: This simple act can help you to feel calmer and more centered, especially during stressful moments. Go for a walk: Taking a break from (more…)

Another Great Memory …

Well, it happened again last night, that thing I do all the time where I’m out walking at night and out of the blue, a thought or a memory hits. I’ve written about that before, and this is one of those times I have just got to write it down. In college, back in Wyoming, (more…)

Seasonal Affective Disorder and TBI

Oh boy. Another rainy fall day in Washington (yawn). It rains a lot here in the fall and winter, which means it’s also cloudy a lot in those seasons. It’s cloudy more than half the days of the year, which makes it gloomy for many people here, but not me, having lived most of my (more…)

BEST Mindfulness Resources

  “Training your mind to be in the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices.” – Susan Albers Mindfulness is a great tool to living our best lives.  What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is noticing what is happening right now. What are your senses and emotions telling you? What is your mind telling you? Through (more…)

A Self-Care Update

I just got home from seeing my primary doctor. It was just a routine exam that would let me know how well my self-care program has—or hasn’t– been working out. Turned out the hardest part, as usual, was sitting waiting for my turn. But my overall exam results were good. Here is the outcome:  Heart: (more…)