Kick Red to the Curb

Kick Red to the Curb

We have gone red in our area of the world because of an upswing of COVID. There is no time like the present for showing our collective resilience. We got our numbers down before and we can do it again. I know I will be doing my part. How about you? If you are struggling with this, who are you talking with? Who are you allowing into your mind space during this time? We really do not have control over how we feel or what is happening physically in our bodies, but we do have more control over our thoughts…
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The Saga of the Socks

On November 6 I had hip replacement surgery. It has been quite a journey of healing and learning. First, I until this point, I had never had surgery and I may have had a couple of stitches once in my life when I cut my thumb by accident. When I found myself needing to depend more on my other half, it was quite a humbling experience. You see I worked very hard in my lifetime to be an independent person and taking responsibility for myself. I continued to do that but I still needed help. I think the biggest thing…
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Personal Responsibility Equals Happiness

“Happiness occurs most often when we are willing to take responsibility for our behaviour. Irresponsible people, always seeking to gain happiness without assuming responsibility, find only brief periods of joy, but not the deep- rooted satisfaction which accompanies responsible behavior.”  Dr. William Glasser 1965   Sit with this quote for a few minutes and think about all the times you were not happy. Now ask yourself, was I being responsible and in control of my life? I bet if you really look at it you were waiting for someone else to do something to “make” you happy.  Much of the…
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Resourcing for Mental Health

With all that is happening in the world right now mental health tools are imperative. We are enduring crazy behavior of people all around us. Just this week, we saw the attempted “coup” at the White House in the US. Here in my home community of Riverview, we received several emergency alerts as police searched for a man who shot a teacher in our local high school. Thank-fully, the teacher was not seriously injured and is recovering. As well, police were able to arrest the assailant. Just a new minutes ago, I have read where a whole Native Reserve in…