Posts Tagged ‘May is National Mental HEalth Month’

MAY is Here!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

May is my second favorite month, with October being first. Actually, when the azaleas and tulips and daffodils start to bloom in April and May, I almost change my mind and put May first, but then October rolls around with its jewel-toned leaves and I forget about May!

Everywhere I go I see lovely azaleas, with their brief but beautiful blooming.

May is the last month of Spring, so I hope to take more photos of its beauty before the heat of the summer begins with other flowers and green foliage.

Perhaps the most important items for me for May are National Osteoporosis Month and National Mental Health Month. Personally and professionally, I think both topics are relevant, especially for those of us over 50. I receive a wonderful newsletter called Save Our Bones and I have written for an online magazine called Recovery Diaries (OC87 Recovery Diaries). I just received a flyer about a local event and I may attend. Check out the website!

This is a photo of a quilt from last year’s quilt show at the Wayne Art Center. It is springy in nature and also reflective of the tangles our thoughts can sometimes develop!

Apology: I did not create a list iof environmental organizations for Earth Day Every Day, so I will do that in May and maybe into the summer, as I receive information from the many organizations working to save our planet. I recently saw an article in Sierra Magazine entitled “There is No Planet B,” and hope to comment on that as part of my ongoing postings on this topic.

Finally, Cherie Goren’s book, A Time to Keep, is slated to be on Amazon by the end of May.  We ran into an unfortunate, sad “glitch” in which my friend and colleague lost her partner Mark very unexpectedly and so the book is on a temporary hold. But it is almost done! Here is a picture of the new cover:

 

Happy MAY DAY!

 

P.S. On Depression from Daily Om

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

 

Here is a course that might be helpful from my Daily Om email, reprinted with permission from www.dailyom.org.The fee is up to you.

DailyOM Course Spotlight

 

 

How To Overcome Depression

BY ERIC MAISEL

Clinical depression affects 20,000,000 Americans every year. Tens of millions more suffer from bouts of the blues. Even these large numbers do not capture the extent to which today’s smart, sensitive people are burdened by a sadness that is neither biological nor psychological in nature. In this course you will gain the tools you need to deal with this sadness in groundbreaking ways that complement–and may even have the power to replace–medication and psychotherapy. Do you have difficulties sleeping? Are you tired a lot? Do you have trouble finding pleasure at home and at work? Is it hard for you to make decisions? Are you uncertain about your path in life, irritable and out of sorts, or hungry all the time? All of these are signs of the modern ache that we have come to call depression–a label that people are pressured to pin on themselves. In this course you’ll learn a new way of thinking about depression and a new method for getting past “symptoms” right to the heart of matter.

 

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