Showing posts from July, 2019

5 Super Benefits of A Self-Care/Self-Love Retreat

By the time I hit 50, I was spiritually, emotionally and physically drained.  Nothing appeared to be wrong on the outside, but on the inside, I was suffering.  I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, I wasn't sleeping well, and I felt tired all the time even when I did sleep.  To add insult to injury, I was also menopausal!  Ba combination all the way around.

My  Doctors and family insisted that I go on a retreat.  At first, I thought the idea was ridiculous.  I didn't want to take the time off work, I felt I could handle it, and frankly, I was afraid of the idea of focusing on just me.  For years I had used my family, my career as excuses for not dealing with the fact that I just wasn't well.

I finally decided to a leap of faith and take some time off.  Going on a retreat, changing my environment, and spending quality time with me was exactly what I needed.  I learned that taking that time off for yourself to get re-acquainted with you was invaluable.   Making the deci…

Self-Care in Mid-Life - Tips on Dealing With Mild Anxiety and Depression

I was first diagnosed with anxiety with borderline depression 10 years ago when I was 51.  I was devastated. I knew something was wrong but for years had denied that I needed help.  Once it was all "out in the open"  I decided to educate myself as much as possible. I was determined to get rid of this horrible feeling I had been living with off and on for 20 years. At first, I was put on medication.  It did help the symptoms (sleeplessness, feelings of overwhelm, out of control fear) but I didn't like the side effect - weight gain.  After 6 months with my Doctor's help, I got myself off the medication and began using supplements and herbs.   Below is a reprint from an article on  I used this information as a reference when it came to deciding what to use.  I kept track of my feelings and results in a journal and over time found the ones that worked best for me.  Let me also say you should always consult your Physician or Holistic Practitioner when it come…