Category: emotional wellness

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ the real meaning behind this famous quote.

As the world around us appears to be falling to pieces, we wonder what’s happened and what we can do to bring peace to our broken planet. This was forefront in my mind today, as I searched the internet for inspiration on today’s Motivation… Continue Reading ““Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ the real meaning behind this famous quote.”

For my dad- a Musical tribute

Born the oldest of 5 children, my dad was the son of a fabulous electrician/plumber and a wonderful, loving and kind mother. My Dad grew up in South Dakota and Minnesota. He graduated as the class salutatorian from high school, before venturing out into… Continue Reading “For my dad- a Musical tribute”

The Insomnia Fix: The dangers of sleep deprivation

Could you stay awake for 11 days? In 1965, Randy Gardner, a 17-year old high school student stayed awake for 11 days and 24 minutes or 264.4 hours, to study the effects of sleep deprivation. This is the longest documented case of intentional sleep… Continue Reading “The Insomnia Fix: The dangers of sleep deprivation”

I AM DIVERSITY By: Charles Bennafield

Today, in place of my normal “Middle-age Memoirs”, I am posting a previous article on cultural diversity. I decided to do this for 2 reasons. First, I am writing an article for the H.U.B., the Hawthorn University Blog, on insomnia, which is due today,… Continue Reading “I AM DIVERSITY By: Charles Bennafield”

For my mother

My Mom came from a large family. She was one of 10 children who lived on a farm just outside Herreid, South Dakota. She learned early on, from my Grandmother and Grandfather, how to work hard. After graduating, she left the farm and became… Continue Reading “For my mother”

6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home

As I talk with friends and family over the past few weeks, since the pandemic began, I hear people expressing their frustration at being “stuck at home”, saying they’re going “stir crazy” and other similar phrases. This is understandable, since we are used to… Continue Reading “6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home”

6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home

As I talk with friends and family over the past few weeks, since the pandemic began, I hear people expressing their frustration at being “stuck at home”, saying they’re going “stir crazy” and other similar phrases. This is understandable, since we are used to… Continue Reading “6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home”

10 Personal Practices for Self-Care in Challenging Times | Michelle Dwyer

The following article is from fellow Hawthorn University Graduate, Michelle Dwyer. Here, she shares her personal self-care tips during this challenge we currently face. “In the midst of so much uncertainty and daily changes to our reality, I’ve been thinking about what I wanted… Continue Reading “10 Personal Practices for Self-Care in Challenging Times | Michelle Dwyer”

Lunch by the lake~ Ecotherapy: The Health Benefits of Going Outside

The forest…that’s what I love. There is just something special about being in the forest. I really can’t explain it. Being in the forest calms me, and fills me with positive, healing energy. I try to walk outside in the forests around my home… Continue Reading “Lunch by the lake~ Ecotherapy: The Health Benefits of Going Outside”

Easy DIY Stress Relief Tea | Home Herb School | Get Recipe

I found a link to this recipe in my email this morning and had to share. It’s perfect for these dark times in which we find ourselves. During times of uncertainty and overwhelm, the best support comes from an easy DIY stress relief tea.… Continue Reading “Easy DIY Stress Relief Tea | Home Herb School | Get Recipe”

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