Last week we hit the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Then it hit me… it’s almost half way through 2019. The year is almost half over. I don’t know if you can relate, but realizing that half 2019 is behind us leaves me a little stunned: Half over??? I feel like I’m … More Pizza, Costco and Your Mental Health
I did a rough calculation of how I spend my time and I found out a few things. I sleep about 6-7 hours a day. I am at work for about 40 hours a week… and sometimes I spend another 6 hours thinking about work. For 45 minutes a day I am actually eating but … More Hermoine Granger: Book Loving Rule-Keeper and Badass Hero-Girl!
When they come near, you freeze up. You are drained, immobilized. Your very life, your soul is consumed. Every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. But that is not their worst. Dementors will find your worst memories and turn these into torture, using them against you. “For Dementors, your pain becomes their … More Harry Potter: Defeating Your Dementor
Anxiety. You know how it feels. We all feel it sometimes. But what about when our anxiety comes in waves? Confining you. Crushing you. Choking your confidence. Normal things felt overwhelming. My confidence left me. I didn’t want to go outside. I felt like there was a war going on inside of my mind. And I … More Harry Potter Can Help You With Your Anxiety
You can’t get too far in this life without a few scars. Fingers, knees, elbows carry the leftover memories of childhood decisions… and for some of us our faces bear the scars of adolescence. For Harry Potter, his scar is difficult to hide. Every time he looked in the mirror, his scar was a constant … More Harry Potter: The Scar That Burns all The Way to the Light
Today’s installment of the Harry Potter Week is a quote by none other than the Sorting Hat. If you are not familiar, the Sorting Hat is a magical hat that helps decide which group students will enter. Students live at Hogwarts during the school year and they are divided into four ‘houses’ (or groups). Each … More Harry Potter Week: The Sorting Hat and the Search for Hope
I have declared this week to be Harry Potter Week. Mostly because my daughter and I watched all 8 Harry Potter movies last week. I took notes and I will be using quotes and ideas from the movies as part of a course I am teaching in April. Today, we have a quote from Harry’s … More Harry Potter Week: Magic is Everywhere