Category - Mental Health

6
Nov

9 Qualities That Will Improve the Quality of Your Life

It’s Election Day and whatever your point of view, I hope you get out and vote.   I’m reading a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin called Leadership in Turbulent Times. It’s a study of four of our greatest presidents: Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR and Lyndon Johnson.   What I’m enjoying about the …

5
Jul

5 Essentials To Remain Independent

I hope you had a wonderful July 4th! What did Independence Day mean to you? Our country’s independence began on July 2nd, 1776 when the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from England. On July 4th, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the document drafted by Thomas Jefferson as the Declaration of Independence. Since …

22
May

Adam and Your Atoms – An Original HealthRock Podcast about Health and Happiness

Everybody wants health and happiness. But ever since Adam took a bite of the apple we’ve known we’re not going to live forever. Click Here to listen to Dr. Mache narrate this over a bed of his original music played by Ben Schwendener. But that doesn’t mean we have no control over the quantity and …

16
Mar

If There Were Such A Thing As A Unicorn – Imagination to Lower Stress

When one of my young adult daughters was 8 years old she wrote this poem on the back of a sweatshirt… and she drew the head of a unicorn on the front. There is a lot of anxiety today from the news, the weather, the world we live in. But there is always the magic …

7
Feb

The Seeds You Sow Is What Will Grow – Planting Seeds of Stress Reduction

Do you spend a lot of time ruminating over past negative experiences? According to an article in Psychology Today, when people are anxious and depressed, most rumination involves feeling inadequate or worthless. And that leads to stress. Click here to listen to my narration of the post below about the consequences of ruminating over a …

26
Dec

U Turn

It’s not always easy getting where you want to go. There is lots of rerouting and you may have to make a U-Turn. But it can be easier if you are flexible and willing to learn from your mistakes. Here’s a Musical Musing about a U-Turn. Listen to it with the original music I’ve created …

23
Oct

Accentuate the Positive Helps Eliminate the Negative

It seems most people today are feeling like the world’s a pretty stressful place. News stories keep the focus on negative things that make it difficult to feel relaxed.   We can’t avoid our realities – there are a lot of challenges and there is much work to be done to make the world a …

7
Oct

A Las Vegas Prayer

https://drmache.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Prayer-for-Las-Vegas.mp3 After the shooting in Las Vegas, I’ve felt a bit numb and in disbelief about the senseless violence that not only killed and wounded hundreds of innocent people, but also left our nation shocked and mourning.   I wrote this prayer for those killed in this shooting.   Hear me recite this over my …

23
Sep

9 Dots – How To Think Outside the Box and Lower Stress

Do you like doing puzzles? I was assigned one as part of a mindfulness class to help us lower stress by thinking “outside of the box.” It was three rows of three dots on top of each other. The task was to connect all 9 dots using 4 straight lines without ever picking up the …

11
Aug

How to Navigate the 7 Cs of Menopause

You’ve probably heard the term “Seven Seas.” It refers to the world’s seven largest bodies of water: the North and South Pacific Oceans, the Southern Pacific or Antarctic Ocean, the North and South Atlantic Oceans, the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. It implied a great journey, challenging navigation and an element of adventure.   …

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