Category: Crisis Management

  • Have Air Bags Before The Crash

    I hope you will read the entirety of this post and don’t move on because of the heading.

  • Affordable?

    I am not really sure when I started noticing the price of everything. Debating with a company over the cost of their services. Look through all of the flyers to see which store has the best prices. Is it something that happens when you grow older, I don’t remember noticing the prices of everything before buying.

  • Mental Health on Thin Ice

    Howie Mandel “There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore–for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.” This past several […]

  • I Can Handle This

     “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine” In the late eighties I was a passenger on a motor bike going home from work. It was a bright August day in Ontario, Canada when the driver rear ended the car in front of us. The […]

  • Normal!

    “I didn’t want normal until I didn’t have it anymore” ― Maggie Stiefvater,Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception Normal – definition, adjective conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural; serving to establish a standard. Psychology. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. free from any mental […]

  • Chaotic!

    You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou If you listen to any news broadcast you will eventually sense that people’s lives are in chaos.  Others are upset thinking there “freedom rights” are being taken from them.  Protesting about […]

  • Treading…

    You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” —Timber Hawkeye Sometimes I find myself thinking of how I was before I saw a psychiatrist and started taking medications to treat me for being bi-polar, it makes shudder. I truly do not know how I […]

  • Arrrrgggggghhhh!!

    We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. Tom Waits I have been having what I call “brain aches”.  It feels like some wires are not connected properly.  I can be listening to something but if you asked me […]

  • Tough Times?

      Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash   My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”– Bob Moore The last several days have been tough.  It has been hard just to find the effort to get out of bed.  It would have been oh so easy […]

  • The Unseen Enemy

      Photo by Alekon pictures on Unsplash When you are dealing with an invisible enemy, use most resources as shield, and a bit as a bait.”  ― Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza It knows no boundaries. It is equal opportunity. It’s victims come from all classes, races, gender, and age. It is always there in the shadows […]

  • Attention, Get In Line, Please!

    If you’re impatient while waiting for the bus, tell yourself you’re doing ‘Bus waiting meditation.’ If you’re standing in a slow line at the drugstore, you’re doing ‘Waiting in line meditation.’ Just saying these words makes me feel very spiritual and high-minded and wise. Gretchen Rubin I spoke with my aunt today, we talking about […]

  • I Will Not Panic, That’s My Final Answer!

    “Being under stress is like being stranded in a body of water. If you panic, it will cause you to flail around so that the water rushes into your lungs and creates further distress. Yet, by calmly collecting yourself and using controlled breathing you remain afloat with ease.” ― Alaric Hutchinson,Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching […]

  • Control?

    “One of the major sources of stress, anxiety, and unhappiness comes from feeling as if your life is out of control.” — David Cottrell In an news article found at: 1130 City News wrote about that the Canadian Mental Health Association is telling the feds that there could be an “echo pandemic” of mental illness.  […]

  • There Is Always Hope!

    Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu Hope Quotes My story is true, almost unbelievable, yet nevertheless true.  It is the marvelous journey of my paternal grandfather. There probably not many who can say this, I watched my grandfather go to school. My grandfather went […]

  • Normal, What’s That?

    The latest catch phrase is “the new normal”.  Experts on news shows say we will never go back to “normal”.  For some that is frightening, for they need the old normal, structure, schedules, deadlines, etc., I have heard opinions about the reason why prisoners when released back into society and re-offend.  They offer the opinion that some of those are use to the structure of prison life.  They have no skills in coping in a fast paced society.

  • Familiar Things

    It’s wrong to become a bully yourself or to take it out on other people, and in my case, I just retreated to a place where I was safe. And that place was my imagination, books, and television. Paul Dini Read more at Retreat to Safe Places Today I wanted to be around some things […]

  • Taking A Deep Breath…

    The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;  courage to change the things I can;  and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time;  enjoying one moment at a time;  accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;  taking, as He did, this sinful world as […]

  • Take Time To Smell The Roses!

    On my laptop I have my screen change pictures randomly, today the picture above flashed on my screen.  This is what inspired me to write this post. I find myself at times being sucked into the abyss called “Covid-19”.  It permeates all facets in the media, t.v., newspapers, online, and there is probably other venues that escapes me at the moment.

  • Giving A Different Perception

    The old idiom says, “…till you walk a mile in my shoes”.  Maybe that sounds quaint but it really says a lot. I have learned that criticizing someone is so easy.  Words gush out of the mouth before the brain is engaged.  I try very hard to put myself in other’s situation.  I ask myself what would I do if I faced the same thing.

  • Crisis Critical – Covid – 19

    “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” ― Fred Rogers,The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember It is my understanding the stress of how […]

  • A Re-blog: Discouraged and Falling Apart — R-E-A-

    Gaaaah! Tears, get out of my voice!!!! My phone is ringing, and it would be great if whomever happens to be the one on the other end this time does not hear this.

  • Conquer or Surrender

    At this time everyone is facing great challenges.  Every challenge is unique therefore it requires an unique plan to face it. I have faced many challenges, sometimes I think that it is more than one person deserves.  I have broken bones, recovered from a motorbike accident as a passenger, loss of loved ones, marriages that have fallen apart.  

  • Small World Isn’t It?

    “We live in a small world, and we all are affected by everything that happens everywhere. And to look at it less selfishly, we also need to be grateful for the luck of where we’re born and how we ended up where we ended up.” ~ Natalie Portman Small World Quotes I am old enough […]

  • How To Face A Crisis?

    I’ve been in crisis situations, I’ve been down, I’ve been hurt, I’ve been behind on the scorecards, and I’ve had to pull that shot out to knock somebody out. I’ve been in all kinds of situations and still come out on top. Tyson Fury Read more at Unless you have been living in a […]

  • It Takes Guts!

    This morning I really didn’t want to leave the cozy warm comfortable bed.  If you can believe it we had snow yesterday and it continues, yuck.  The end of September and snowing.  Of course in Saskatchewan, Canada if you don’t like the weather wait five minutes and it will change.  I had to get up and moving this morning for I had an appointment with my podiatrist.