Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Wellness Retrospective

When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough to make room for it in your life.
~Jean Shinoda Bolen

Seneca Creek State Park

I've been observing Wellness Wednesday for over two and a half years now, so there are quite a few posts. Elena helped me put them into sections for your browsing pleasure:

Chronic Illness+
The body's bank account
Caregivers Library (helpful forms)
Invisible illnesses
"It's Unfair and It Doesn't Make Sense"
Notes from the book Introducing Disability Studies
Scent Sensitivity
Spoon Theory
Traveling while chronically ill

Comfort foods
Gluten-free tea party
How to cook
Low histamine tea
Making stocks and broths
Notes about Extra Helping: Recipes for Caring, Connecting, and Building Community

Big Dreams, Small Spaces
Gardening on a budget, tips for beginners
Getting your hands dirty

Helping Others
Doing random acts of kindness
Empathy Day
I am in your boat (reaching out to people who are struggling)
Making gifts for people in the hospital
Start with hello week
Suicide prevention
Toxic positivity
Understanding dementia for caregivers
You are the help until help arrives

Helping Your Body
Being your own health advocate
Cold and flu season
Digestive systems
Emergency self-care kits
Getting the right diagnosis
Health Journals
Keeping hydrated
Making a tummy tamer glycerite and digestive pastilles
Remedies for winter air

Activities for celebrating
Bad advice
Cat having a spa day and Sara Jarosz
Funny stuff
The God of Cake (funny cartoon story)
Having fun/being silly
Life Lessons from 100+ year olds
Nut up or Shut up
Take-one posters
"Vaccine Joy" playlist

Making Things & The Arts
The Crafs Man
Cycles of creativity
DIY Valentine's Day
Engaging with art
Gifts you can make
Keeping a quote journal
Make Good Art (Neil Gaiman)
Making things
Making Vision Boards

Poems, Quotes, & Books
Book doctors and poetry pharmacists
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (book)
Krista Tippett and Rumi
Lin-Manuel Miranda's pep talks
Mr. Rogers
Naomi Shihab Nye on taking a fresh look at your life
The philosophical notebooks of poet Anna Kamieńska
Poems about being productive
Poem by Mary Oliver
Quote from Joyce Sidman about doing scary things
Quotes from Naomi Shihab Nye (about poetry)
Small Kindnesses by Danusha Laméris
Tammi Sweet on setting your intentions for the Winter Solstice

Empathetic Joy
Healthy relationships
Love languages
Relationship Advice
When Someone Shows You Who They Are

Relaxing Your Body
A poem, art therapy, Zen garden, and yoga
Background sounds
Body scan guided meditations
Calming down after a bad dream
Free printable infinity breath sheet
Gaiea Sanskrit (song)
Mindful breathing
Self-care apps
Tensing and relaxing your muscles
Walking a labyrinth

Time Management
Making to-do lists
Pomodoros and a 5-minute break
Ways we spend our time

Ways of Thinking
Accepting things we can't avoid
Character development
Comparing yourself to others
Conversations we have with ourselves
Create the things you wished existed
Getting re-energized
Gut instincts and intuition
How to practice emotional first aid
Ikigai (Reason for being)
Joy in THIS reality
Joy of Missing Out
Make the hard thing easier
Personal mottos
The 1-10 Scale (not sweating the small stuff)
Wellbeing Bucket and Ball of Yarn
Write yourself a love letter

1 comment:

Pop said...

Seeing them all in one place really shows just how many great postings you've done.

Checking the listing out I recognize quite a few that I've found personally helpful.

Thank you so much, Tabatha, for doing such good work.

(And thanks to Elena for helping out. :-)