Exercise Your Mind

Wellness – what is it and what does it mean?


When I first started to receive treatment for depression and anxiety, I kept hearing this term "wellness".  When I was asked by my counselor what I thought it meant I really had no idea.  I thought it just meant being healthy in the sense that I didn't have a disease of some kind.  Wow was I wrong.  Little did I know, there is so much more to the term "wellness". The World Health Organization defines wellness as…

My New Candle Business – Hand Made Soy Wax Candles


www.hiltonrussell.com As I mentioned in a previous post, I was working on a project for the last few months.  I was looking to find something that I could be creative with.  A new hobby to keep my mind occupied.  A hobby that I could also learn something from.  The result? Hilton Russell What's in a name?  The name comes from my middle names.  I have the great fortune to carry on the names of two…

Don’t Complain If You Aren’t Willing To Work For It!


Pretty simple right? There are so many people who complain about not having this or that and yet when you look at their situation, they are doing nothing about it. I know I used to complain about feeling crappy.  About feeling sleepy and tired all the time.  About not liking my job. Etc. Etc. Etc.  And heck to a point I still do sometimes.  We all complain a little more than maybe we should. But…

Continuous Effort Is Key


If I had to choose one reason why I was able to get through my struggles with sever depression and anxiety it would be continuous effort. I started small and stayed small until I was ready to be in a position to put in more effort.  I have talked about it in other posts but it is so important.  Small steps work!!!  You don't need to take giant leaps right away you just need EFFORT!…

How Exercise Helps My Mental Health


We have all heard that exercise is important for our overall health.  If you struggle with mental health issues, you have also heard exercise can play a major part in overcoming these issues. I grew up being very athletic.  I loved sports.  I loved being outside running around all over town with my friends.  Being active was just something I did so I never really thought of it as "exercise". Once I got into college/university…

Update: Long Time No See


Time for an update! So I have not updated this blog for quite awhile now.  I had hoped to keep up with this more often but lately I have had a lot going on.  In many regards, getting out and being active was a goal this year so not having the time to update this isn't a bad thing.   Work Work has been pretty busy.  Since I didn't get the manager position, I have…

Those Light Bulb Moments


You know those moments when something just clicks?  Something that has been a problem for awhile just comes to you and you finally get it? You have a light bulb moment in your head! This happened to me a few weeks ago and I have to say, I am so thankful it finally clicked.  Over the last two and a half years I was in counselling to help with sever depression and anxiety.  I went…

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins – Buy This Book!


5 SECOND RULE So I was looking for a new book to read and I came across this one - The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins.  I posted it on my Instagram asking if anyone had read it and what their thoughts were.  A few people gave some really good positive feedback so I decided to give it a read.  Check out the link for more…

Depression and To Do List


The Good Ol' To Do List! Everyone has one either physically written out or mentally written in their mind.  We all have things we need to do from basic daily chores to house reno's, mowing the lawn, going to the dentist etc. Personally, I am a big fan of lists.  They have helped me keep tabs on what I need to do and the feeling of crossing off something is satisfying.  I get a sense…

Weekly Journal – February 5, 2018


Finally into February.  January seemed to go by pretty quickly.  Quite a bit happened this week so it also went by fast.  Staying busy with different activities has been good. WORK Work was busy this week as I have been pulled into several different projects.  Keeps me from getting to my own stuff which has been overwhelming at times but I enjoy the variety of work.  Seems my managers understand other work gets pushed back…

Meditation Experiment – Follow My Journey


So I have decided to give this meditation thing a try!  From what I understand, there are a lot of successful people doing it now and the reviews have been positive.  I believe I have become a lot more mindful through my counselling and other talk therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy but I want to improve on that. I will update this blog as I work through the journey to keep anyone who may follow…