The financial costs of chronic illness.

The financial costs of chronic illness.

  We all suffer from bouts of ill health from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, it’s a short-term thing, which is over within a few days at most.   Not everyone is so lucky, however. When chronic illness develops, it can have an enormous impact on a household, whether the …

Your DIY efforts don’t cut the mustard? Here are the professionals to call for help.

Home repairs.

  From bad backs to bad smells in the home, and overflowing toilets to leaking roofs, sometimes just accept that you’re not going to be able to DIY it. Be comforted to know there is a professional out there who can help. Whether the problems you experience are in the home, or are due to your …

Improve your health and wellness with music.

Improve your health and wellness with music.

  Music is known to make people feel joy and elation.   It is also a common tool for relaxation, and may even be used as a distraction from painful stimuli or stressful situations. In this sense, you can improve your health and wellness with music.   Because music has widespread effects, neuroscientists and neurobiologists …

Future snapshot: Marijuana is legal everywhere!

Future snapshot: Marijuana is legal everywhere

  Can you just imagine a time when marijuana is legal everywhere?   The day will come. No more high priced black market trade in cannabis, nor all the resulting crime that goes with it. No more promising futures of our kids compromised or ruined because of charges stemming from cannabis use. Less personal taxes …

10 top reasons why positive thinking is important.

10 top reasons why positive thinking is important.

  There is a growing hype about the benefits of positive thinking. Psychologists, Life Coaches and also celebrities vouch for the effectiveness of positive thoughts.   But really…   Why is positive thinking important?   1. Increases synchronicity.   This is perhaps the number one reason why positive thinking is important. It helps you attract …

Slaves to our technology: Have we surrendered our freedom and abilities?

Overwhelmed by technology.

  Technology is fun, exciting, entertaining and, we like to think it makes our lives much easier – but is this really true?   Is our technology a valuable tool to make our lives easier?  …or, as I’m coming to realize, are we slaves to our technology?   The list of electronics and technology that …

Is the person you’re with sulky and sad? These could be symptoms of anxiety.

Symptoms of anxiety and panic attack.

  As I’ve discussed in previous posts, I suffer from several disorders including PTSD, depression, agoraphobia, OCD, stress and anxiety, and I’ve found that the symptoms of all, but especially symptoms of anxiety can be easily misinterpreted by others.   I’ve noticed that some people I encountered over the years had no understanding of just …

It’s a Merry Christmas for our cat Mew!

The cat steals the dog bed.

  Poor Mark is being run off his feet!   He and his sister Ann have taken on preparing Christmas dinner for their ailing parents and the rest of us. Luckily, though, he seems to be enjoying it so far.   The enthusiasm may have overtaken him because he came home yesterday from Costco with …