Cat Assisted Meditation

So I wanted to share a cute albeit annoying distraction that occurred during one of my recent efforts to improve my meditation practice. I was distracted by a meowing kitty prowling back and forth across my lap before settling down and wondering why meditation doesn’t include petting the cat.  Yet this was, in fact, a […]

Weighted Winnings and Meditation Misgivings 

Some mixed successes thus far with some of my recent mental health goals. These goals, by the way, go back before New Year’s Day, so they aren’t resolutions, just management tools that I want to be better with.  The first goal is sleep, and here I got an awesome win with a weighted blanket that […]

Medication Monday: Cymbalta 

We survived the Thanksgiving holiday and the weekend, but now it is once again Monday, which means it is time for Medication Monday. This week we are talking about the antidepressant Cymbalta (duloxetine).  In addition to treating depression, Cymbalta can treat nerve pain caused by diabetes, as well as treating chronic pain caused by conditions […]

Breaking the Brain

The brain needs to be treated like any other muscle. You hear that all the time growing up when your parents are trying to get you to do your homework. At least, I heard it all the time growing up, but maybe that is just me. And biologically I don’t know if there is truth […]