Gratitudes to lift one’s mood

By erica

Gratitudes Paying attention to things we are grateful for helps us keep in a good mood or lift ourselves out of depression.  I hope that seeing my list of gratitudes will help you make a list of your own. I am grateful for my family surrounding me with love. I am grateful for my children…

Earth Angel: Call to Action-2 change the climate

By erica

I wonder how many of you live in places where global warming has turned into global extremes: extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme storms, extreme fires…?   Anything I missed?  I wonder how many of you feel anxious or afraid of your safety at certain times of the year when these extremes manifest in your city, state,…

Managing Depression & Anxiety Naturally

By erica

Depression Anxiety Help First I encourage you to look online for a Beck Depression Inventory to complete and a Burns Anxiety Inventory. Complete them, score them, then file them away. These will give you your “baseline”, the number representing the amount of depression/anxiety you are starting with. The most powerful way to escape negative feelings…

Earth Angel: Call to Action

By erica

Perhaps by now, you’ve read my Climate Call to Action and the follow-up piece. Today, on a long hike in the National Forrest with my teenaged son, we were having a conversation where he talked about his belief in the imminent death of the earth.  He shared about a huge fire in the middle of…

THANKS FOR COMING BACK!

By erica

I got hacked and it took my site down for almost a week before we could get all the icky stuff cleared out! I want to thank everyone for your patience while my site was down. This is the second time this has happened. And I want to thank you all for persevering, continuing to…

Spirit Theft

By erica

A little over a year ago, I got a new puppy, a Belgian Malinois X.  This is a new breed.  Like the Labradoodle, it’s a cross between two other breeds: the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd. He’s a cutie and has been a great deal of fun until he got his rabies shot at…

Grief Triggers Spiritual Gift: Balls

By erica

Grief has returned with abundance, plaguing many of my waking moments with an aching, heaviness that can become irritability or sadness.  Which mood depends on my awareness.  Moving into irritability is a clear sign that grief work needs to be done. One Friday recently, having done my grief work the evening before and finding myself…

Climate Action Follow Up

By erica

Climate Call to Action Follow Up Message             If you haven’t already read the previous post, please read it before this one.  Scroll down to the “Climate Call to Action” and then return to this post.             After writing the previous post, I set about putting my words into action.  I believe in being the…

Climate Call to Action

By erica

June 25th 2021 I was awakened early this morning after a good night’s sleep with an urgent need to do something to help our ecology.  The weather report for my city predicts an 111-degree temperature for Sunday, a heat level we have never seen before, yet when it has been close to that hot before,…

Grief is a beast

By erica

Grief is a remarkable beast, layering itself like an onion, sneaking up on you with great stealth, and pouncing when you least expect it.  It’s been nearly six years since my beloved son, Shaw-heen died, leaving behind a mother with a shattered heart and in complete shock.  The grief doesn’t go away.  I share this…