Food for Thought


The Gift of Giving

Welcome to the season of giving — of self, time and gifts!   The Christmas season is one of my favourite ones because, well, I love to give gifts.  I start planning those “special” gifts for family and friends much too early, but I enjoy the thought, the planning and the giving processes.  Some of the non-physical gifts I enjoy…


Remembering

The Psychology Dictionary states the remembering is “to recall with effort or think of again… Spontaneously recalling information stored in the memory.” [1] Recalling memories is an important aspect of your mental health.  In Alzheimer’s, recalling memories becomes increasing more difficult as the disease progresses.  Initially, an Alzheimer’s patient loses short-term memory recall, those day-to-day memories.  However, these same individuals can usually…


Extend Some Gratitude

In Canada, October brings wafting smells of pumpkin spice, turkey and other traditions of Thanksgiving.  But what is Thanksgiving truly about?  Family gatherings? Big meals?  Thanksgiving is an opportunity to celebrate the harvest and other blessings from the previous year.  Hum… I’d like to flip the opportunity to be thankful to become a daily practice of gratitude.  You might be…


Breathe In Breathe Out

Breathing is one of those automatic functions that your body does without you thinking about it.  Without breath, you don’t live very long.  So yes, breathing it vitally important to your very existence.  However, I am suggesting that maybe, just maybe, you should think about your breathing a bit more. I often say that if “something” comes into my sphere…