Your Brain Needs a Break

You know when your body needs a break. You’re tired, weak, and exhausted. But have you ever had the feeling that it’s really not your body that needs a rest, it’s actually your brain?  Even if you take prescription medications for anxiety or depression, you still have to take care of your mind. Just like... Continue Reading →

Self Care in Times of Grief

I’m sure you’ve seen commercials for pharmaceuticals that lead you to believe that self-care is just a pill away. Once you take the right pill for a problem, you’ll be healthy and happy. While taking prescription medications can be a crucial part of good self-care, more often than not, they are the stand-alone answer.  In... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be a Joy-Killer

I have a confession to make. In the past, I used to be very judgemental about what other people did for fun. When someone told me all about what a good time they had, I’m sure they could see it on my face as I thought, “What’s so fascinating about collecting antiques?” or “What a... Continue Reading →

Creating a Culture of Peace

A few years ago, I arrived for the shift I was covering and before anyone even said, “Hello,” a coworker said, “This morning, Mrs. T. was in the pharmacy and she was freaking out as usual. She was acting like a crazy person. She always does this. She’s insane! I hate dealing with her.” The... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Dedication

For the past few decades, I’ve celebrated Hanukkah.  I’ve always thought of Hanukkah as the season for miracles. But it doesn’t feel right to try to take on “miracles” in a blog post at this time. Instead, since the word “Hanukkah” in Hebrew means “dedication,” let’s see what that word could mean for you at... Continue Reading →

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