Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ Five days until the next full moon. “Harvest Moon” — and one of the biggest/brightest full moons of the year. Predicted to appear in fullness 2-3 days before its official girth. By the way the cats in this house and the wildlife outside it are acting, I think the monthly full-moonContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”

Slideshow: Physical Symptoms of Depression – WebMD

https://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-physical-symptoms-depression?ecd=wnl_emw_101321&ctr=wnl-emw-101321_lead_cta&mb=X9BGobA7BYgwk8%2FQ26MRUWdEpmNqbUHL5ZWpoSEk9GU%3D Depression   Slideshows Slideshow: Physical Symptoms of Depression Medically Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on September 11, 2019 Sleep Problems 1/12 Depression can affect your body as well as your mind. Trouble falling or staying asleep is common in people who are depressed. But some may find that they get too much shut-eye. Chest Pain 2/12 It canContinue reading “Slideshow: Physical Symptoms of Depression – WebMD”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ This has been a rather nostalgic week, filled with brain-file cascades of fond memories. When I stop to take a closer look, however, I begin to see how each fond memory got its birthing from some fairly harsh experiences. For instance: A dear friend loaned me a book: “Nine Perfect Strangers”Continue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”

Tell Congress What You Think About the Updated Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline – US Pain Foundation

https://uspainfoundation.org/news/tell-congress-what-you-think-about-the-updated-draft-cdc-opioid-prescribing-guideline/ Tell Congress What You Think About the Updated Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline by US Pain Foundation | Aug 3, 2021 | News Note: Click here to submit your statement to your Congressional Representative. On Friday, July 16, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) met to review a report on the new draftContinue reading “Tell Congress What You Think About the Updated Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline – US Pain Foundation”

What It’s Like to Constantly Battle Yourself Against a Chronic Illness – The Mighty

Chronic Illness What It’s Like to Constantly Battle Yourself Against a Chronic Illness Taylor S  •  FollowMarch 29, 2020 As much as I fight so hard to be strong, sometimes I let my illnesses and emotions get the best of me. More often than I like to admit, I struggle with my illnesses defining me and myContinue reading “What It’s Like to Constantly Battle Yourself Against a Chronic Illness – The Mighty”

“Catastrophizing”: A form of pain shaming – US Pain Foundation

https://uspainfoundation.org/blog/catastrophizing-a-form-of-pain-shaming/ “Catastrophizing”: A form of pain shaming by US Pain Foundation | Jun 19, 2020 | Blog How the buzzword “catastrophizing” stigmatizes people with chronic pain By Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW The first time I heard the word “catastrophizing” being used to describe the pain experience on a national level was at a chronic pain lecture at the National InstitutesContinue reading ““Catastrophizing”: A form of pain shaming – US Pain Foundation”

October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality! – health.gov

https://health.gov/news/202109/october-national-health-observances-health-literacy-breast-cancer-and-health-care-quality October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality! Posted on September 27, 2021 by ODPHP Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our mission to improve health across the United States. In October we’re raising awareness about health literacy, breast cancer, and health care quality.Continue reading “October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality! – health.gov”

Personal Inspiration – Sandra Alami

I start my predoctoral internship today, which is one of my last requirements before graduating with my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I’ve wanted to be a clinical psychologist since I was 16 years old. I’ve never wanted anything as badly as I’ve wanted this. It used to scare me how badly I wanted this. ThereContinue reading “Personal Inspiration – Sandra Alami”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ Many thoughts are filling my mind at this early hour (2:00a.m.) on this first day of 2021’s October. From the pandemic to a lifetime of losses/gains, to what “home” really means. Like most others, I have lived in many places. A total of 16 dwellings, across 3 states, over a spanContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ It could not have been better had Hollywood orchestrated the arrival — Autumn arrived and with apropos cooler/drier conditions. The climatic change has generated a delightful ripple-effect of “better”  ta-dah! No magic cure, however. I am still dealing with the back pain. Improved weather conditions simply makes the back pain a weeContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”