The mud in the woods has evolved from chocolate cake batter to bread dough. It feels like kneading to walk. This morning was the first time this month I completed my habitual 1.25-mile circuit without detouring around Sloughs of Despond … Continue reading
After a painful arm condition, I’m grateful to be able to express myself in writing and photography.
Mindfulness is a great tool for emotional well-being, but alone it can’t treat depression. Here’s my experience, and why it’s important.
Always remind yourself: somewhere, someone else has it worse. … Continue reading
There was a rainbow outside my office window a minute ago. I don’t mind taking it as a symbol of hope. It disappeared before I could take a photo. Some things we see are for our individual eyes only. … Continue reading
Now is a fascinating time to follow research about celiac disease. With the January 2014 issue of Gluten-Free Living magazine, I began contributing “Study Sessions”, a column highlighting the most recent scientific studies about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free … Continue reading
To younger people with mental health disorders I wish I could say, “It will be ok.” Man, that is what I hoped to hear from someone when I was younger. The truth is more complex. Sometimes it will not … Continue reading
This is an update on a recent post about an infected toe, an incident I now realize could have turned much more serious. I am writing this for the Faces of Sepsis page at Sepsis Alliance. Sepsis, also called septicemia, … Continue reading
You can hardly tell to see it, but my baby toe is infected. It is swollen (if I had a “before” picture, it would be easier to see) and painful. A slight itch Saturday afternoon turned to distracting pain at … Continue reading
One key to successful new habits is, “Start small.” Begin with a step so easy you can’t not take it. My goal for March and April is to work into a daily exercise routine. My first effort on Friday was … Continue reading