2020 year in review: Health & life
Mental Health

2020 Year in Review: Health & Life

I'll be doing a few year in review posts this week, and I'm starting off with what's happened in my own little bubble (not in the social distancing sense). While COVID was massive, it didn't have all that big an impact on my day to day life. I hadn't been well enough to work since… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Health & Life

Guinea pigs Butternut and Peanut having a treat
Animals

Sounds My Guinea Pigs Associate with Food

Photo by author Guinea pigs have very good hearing. They're also very good at recognizing sounds that are associated with getting food. Most guinea pigs do a high-pitched wheek wheek noise to call for food. Mine don't wheek much because Peanut chews the cage bars, and everyone seems to consider that the most authoritative way… Continue reading Sounds My Guinea Pigs Associate with Food

How do you feel about your own company? - woman walking alone on a beach
Mental Health

How Do You Feel About Your Own Company?

I find it fascinating the range of comfort levels people have with being alone.  It's pretty much guaranteed that we will all need to spend at least some time in our own company, yet there are many, many ways in which people experience this.  And while I know that for some people alone time is… Continue reading How Do You Feel About Your Own Company?

illustration of a brain encircled by the words mental health matters
Animals, Mental Health

Working On Us – Week 11 – Emotional Support Animals

It's week 11 of the Working on Us mental health prompt series from Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess.  Please see Beckie's post for details on how to participate.  This week's focus is on emotional support/therapy animals. Prompt #1 Questions: Do you own a pet for emotional support and/or service/therapy?  I don't think I'd say I own… Continue reading Working On Us – Week 11 – Emotional Support Animals