Category Archives: Hiking

Finding Flow

I am in the midst of an epic battle with myself to re-find my rhythm. My flow. I’ve had it at several intervals over the past decade, but I haven’t regained it since I rid myself of Mack nearly three … Continue reading

Posted in Death and Grief, Exercise & Fitness, Great Bear Rainforest, Healing, Health, Hiking, Insomnia, Nature, Orcas Island, Overactive Bladder, Travel, walking, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Right here, right now.

I’ve been avoiding the page for the past two weeks because I haven’t wanted to deal with life head on. The year anniversary of the death of my brother was a couple of weeks ago–March 25. I took the day … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's, Death and Grief, Death of a sibling, Dementia, Elderly Parents, Flowers, Grief, Hiking, Nature, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Nikon D3200 for Dummies

I’ve been to two classes in my Photography 101 course. I think I need a remedial course so I’ve ordered Nikon D3200 for Dummies. I hope a book for dummies is remedial enough for me. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona

Here’s the view from the top of my hike. I climbed this mountain two days in a row. All I had to do was walk out the door of my room at the Loews Ventana Canyon and I was at … Continue reading

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On Self Care

My mother hasn’t spoken to me for nearly two weeks due to my attempt at setting boundaries with her and suggesting she attend Al-Anon meetings. Having spent the past 58 years with an alcoholic husband (who died nearly four months … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Alcoholism, Antidepressants, Blogging, Codependency, Death and Grief, Depression, Healing, Health, Hiking, Nature, walking, Weight Loss | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Augmenting Your Antidepressants

Today’s post is about natural antidepressants. Here’s on of my favorites: I think psychiatrists should hand out kittens, along with the drugs. (While this is not my cat, those are my shoes.) Next is nature therapy. I took these shots at a park … Continue reading

Posted in Abilify, Antidepressants, Cats, Depression, Flowers, Hiking, Viibryd, Wellbutrin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments