There are days when I truly appreciate living on a small community island. Today was definitely one of those days. The local library hosted a wonderful workshop this afternoon on Do-It-Yourself Cleaning Products, a topic right up my alley. Living in the Pacific Northwest, in the Puget Sound, I am very aware of chemicals I…
So, funny story. I’m attending the American Association of Zookeepers conference and our hotel experienced a water outage. They had to turn off all the water to the entire hotel for the afternoon while fixing the issue. Okay, so if you’re staying at the hotel, maybe it’s not so funny. But then I realized this…
I am obviously a huge supporter of zoos. I’m even a huge supporter of people going to the zoo strictly for entertainment reasons. I honestly don’t care if you visit the zoo to gawk at animals and conservation is the last thought in your head. Know why? Because it doesn’t matter why you came to…
Yesterday I shared some tips for getting some shut-eye while helping the planet, either directly or passively. I do find sleep to be an interesting topic, even if it’s a little yawn-inducing.
Ahh, sleep. I’ll admit, usually when I think about it, I’m not conjuring up positive aspects of sleeping. I think about being so bored you fall asleep. How contagious yawning is. How busy I am and I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR SLEEPING!!!
Stress is a major buzzkill. Many of us don’t know basic coping mechanisms to de-stress or reduce it.
Not too long ago, I talked about the health and wellness benefits of Cuddle Therapy. Cuddle Therapy works well with a variety of creatures. Cats and dogs probably come to most people’s mind, but there are other animals who can be great therapists.
A couple years ago, I walked into a Toastmasters meeting to see if it may help prepare me for an upcoming workshop I was presenting later in the year. I never dreamed how much I would come to appreciate this group of speakers.
I thought I would be talking about social gatherings as motivation and encouragement, but no one showed for the writers group, so I changed tactics. With no one in the library meeting room and having it to myself for three hours, I got a decent amount of work done.
Hygiene can be a tricky subject in wellness talks. I think especially for women, but that may be simply because I am a woman and sometimes have a difficult time discussing what I think to be quite personal.