Get Vitamin D for Happiness and Productivity

The Low-Down on Vitamin D for Happiness and Productivity As a Mental Health Counselor living in the Pacific Northwest (with long cloud-covered winters), I often help people overcome depressed mood and feeling stuck in inaction. ┬áVitamin D is an often overlooked contributor to unhappiness and a lack of productivity. After several days of clouds, rain, […]

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Mindfulness of Rain

The rain is coming down today. I used to hate the rain when I was a kid, uncomfortable getting wet and having to stay inside for recess. These days, I quite enjoy the rain, albeit I still prefer to be inside a comfortably warm house. I was slightly nervous about moving to the Seattle area […]

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Where are the words….

  The words were there.   Last week when I was in the shower, the warm water washing away all that is not important so clarity could solidify into an idea, a concept, words to share. That feeling of excitement that bubbles up in me at the thought of bringing something into the tangible….creating something […]

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Mindfulness of Tree

I recently read an article about research evidence demonstrating that practicing mindfulness in nature decreases stress and cancer. I believe it. With this in mind, I was taking a stroll down my pebble road, past our enormous tree in the front yard. My daughter was strapped to me in the Ergo carrier and she drifted […]

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Angry Granola and DIY Almond Milk

I get angry at buying pre-packaged foods; with its excess plastic packaging and unnecessarily added unhealthy ingredients, production in food science laboratories and shipment from around the world. I also get angry at paying $3.99 for a small package of granola or a half gallon of almond milk at Target. Especially if a recent article […]

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