Day 16 – Rehab at Easter Time

    “The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.”   Robert Flatt   Tuesday of Holy Week   Rehab   My husband was more talkative today.  He even asked me about my life.  Perhaps he is coming around.  I enjoyed the hour we Read More …

Day 16, Valuing Beauty and More

“Never be ashamed of a scar.” ― A.J. Sky, Firestorm Evening   After the horrific happenings at the Capitol and throughout the United States, I refocused on my values.  Happily, my eyesight is improving.  Project 2021 is progressing.  Please join the journey, and together we will have vibrant joy.   Abilify   Three or four Read More …

Day 55, Relationships Are Central to Our Physical and Mental Health

Here is a new happiness model, the MARSH model.
 
First, access the above mindmap to watch the TED talk.   It is an eye-opener based on a longitudinal Harvard study, initially done only on men.  The findings?  Positive relationships are the most significant determiner of physical and mental health as you age, including brain health.  

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Day 732, Love Your Neighbors

Friday Evening   Second Anniversary   Tomorrow is my second anniversary since starting this journey.  I set out to lose 15 pounds.  I came close, but life got in the way.   I could re-commit myself to that goal.   Another possibility is to acknowledge that I have achieved other things along the way.  One Read More …

Day 697, Who is From Hawaii and Provides Motivation?

  “I will not leave you all alone. I will come back to you” (John 14:18, GWT).   “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”― Elbert Hubbard     Welcome to my blog.  My desire is to write things that will most benefit my readers.  Sometimes, I ramble about Read More …

Day 695, From Crisis to a Celebration of Life

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash       Transitioning Into Crisis   Transitioning to a different antidepressant has been a treacherous undertaking.  I started out feeling pretty good.  Almost a week into it, last night and this morning, I hit rock bottom.  I was ready to go out and get hit by a truck. Read More …

Day 692, The PERMA Happiness Model

  Transitioning lowered my JV Life Tracker scores and my mood.  Saturday afternoon, I reviewed the PERMA Happiness Model that is gradually lifting me up during a trying time.  Continue with this blog entry to examine the model yourself.   While transitioning, I lost my balance on the fourth day, after the second missed dose Read More …

Day 691, Transition

  Transitioning from one antidepressant to another is my main goal for now.  Today is my first day without Imipramine since starting to take it.  So far, so good.  No depression yet or any other weird withdrawal effect.  Since I am on the lowest possible dose, my doctor said to take it every other day Read More …

Day 687, Do You Want a Long Life, Riches, and Honor? Seek Wisdom.

  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).   Wisdom   Wisdom usually comes with age, though not necessarily.  To obtain understanding, one must seek it and apply oneself to it.  Wisdom is one of my top ten values.  I hope I am beginning to get Read More …