Blogmas Day 3 🎄⛪🎄

Self Care & Mental Health

If you works like to send some Christmas cheer, please consider adopting a letter here: USPS OPERATION SANTA. Here’s additional information you may want to read: USPS Blog.

All ages; every wish imaginable. Santa has seen and heard it all! 😂😂😂 Enjoy!

Letters to St Nich🎅🏼

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Published in Daily Mail

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There’s so many more of these hilarious letters roaming the internet. Definitely check them out if you’re needing a laugh:)

Love & Light

Nova

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 International Day of Persons with Disabilities —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

International Day of People with Disability on December 3 each year is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Day for People with Disabilities. The day aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. […]

 International Day of Persons with Disabilities —

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How to Develop Self-Compassion

Don't Lose Hope

This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May I give myself the compassion I need.” – Kristin Neff

We hear a lot today about self-compassion. But how do we show compassion to ourselves? What does this look like in our everyday lives?

1. First, acknowledge to yourself that you’re having a hard time. This is the starting place of self-compassion. You don’t have to pretend, and to push your feelings down. This is the time to be on your own side, and to listen to your heart, with empathy and understanding. ‘It feel what you feel’ … and that’s absolutely fine!

2. Don’t beat yourself up for struggling. It’s Ok to struggle and to find it hard to cope. What you’re feeling is normal. You are human – that is all. Understand that you…

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Drugs can be Poison

Seizure Mama and Rose

Then and Now for Chapter 20: Drug Changes Change Rose

This period of time will always come back vividly due to the fear I felt every minute of every day. “Things fell apart. Months were a blur.” this chapter says. We were panicked by Rose’s decline. All we had were strong seizures and horrible side effects. I did not want to take my eyes off of her, but I was cracking up inside. Something had to give.

I have had to ask myself some hard questions about this stretch of Rose’s epilepsy. Why did we go along for so long? I am trying to be honest and careful here because I know some of you may be going through similar experiences.

When do you bail water or bail out? I think we bailed water too long here. Why? Ignorance and insecurity. We did not know what to do to help…

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Blogmas Day 2 🎄⛪🎄

Self Care & Mental Health

This time of year, stress and anxiety are exponentially high. Unfortunately, that’s reality. The good part? It doesn’t have to control us and ruin our Christmas cheer!

Duly note: though I am suggesting ways to combat the blues; ultimately, you have to make the choice to do it. Only then, will you achieve it.

10 Ways to Manage Your Mental Health

1. COLOR!

2. TAKE A DRIVE! – Christmas lights up neighborhoods! If you’re having a hard time, wrapped up in your thoughts.. Get in your car (goal #1 accomplished!!) and drive around 🙂 ❤️

We just did this, last night 💚

3. MAKE A HOT DRINK- a favorite drink, tea, coffee, hot chocolate… Doesn’t matter! You deserve a few minutes with a treat. Also, warmth going into your body will raise your body temperature. Mentally, warm feels…

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Blogmas Day 1 🎄⛪🎄

Self Care & Mental Health

Every day in December, many people celebrate “Advent”. According to this site,

Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

Why Christmas

I’ve decided to participate in this mindfulness practice, by blogging each day. Doing so will diligently reminding me of what Christmas is and how I need to act. This will encourage me to check my attitude, heart, and intentions.


Blogmas Day 1:

I love fragrances that remind me of wonderful memories. Here are a few that will send your home in the right direction❤️

PINE

HOT CHOCOLATE

CRANBERRIES

FIREWOOD/WOOD BURNING

ROASTED CHESTNUTS

WINTER CHRISP AIR

WET CLOTHES

CINNAMON APPLE

GINGERBREAD

TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS

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Change Causes Change

Seizure Mama and Rose

Reposted Chapter 20: Drug Changes Change Rose

Things fell apart. Drug 4L had been added to drug 3S after the seizures during the holidays. At first drug 4L made Rose mean. Getting her schoolwork done was a battle. Either she would not or could not concentrate. Were these changes due to the new drug, the new homebound situation, or the seizures? Her ear infections continued, so antibiotics were frequently in the mix.
We kept records of all her drug dosages and combinations, along with seizure descriptions on a chart. We couldn’t keep all of it straight unless we wrote it down. The months were a blur of seizures, side effects and sickness. I read books about epilepsy and researched epilepsy drugs and treatments. It was all so confusing. How could we help our Rose if we did not understand this disorder and the effects of its medications? I felt helpless…

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