My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Therapist Cricket, part 2

These 10 tips come from Mental Health America. Cricket seems to be practicing them pretty well.

1. Get plenty of rest. Take frequent naps. Devote a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night to sustain a proper balance of physical and mental health. (Cricket has this one mastered.)
2.Go for walks. Regular exercise is an excellent way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Enjoying a long walk at a moderate pace allows you to reflect on your day while getting the blood flowing. (Cricket loves a good long walk - especially now that the weather has cooled off)
3.Eat something new. Tackle a new recipe or try a new vegetable (Cricket & I recently had raw yams -- yum actually better than carrots)
4. Challenge yourself with something new. (Cricket loves a new route or learning a new word.)
5. Spend time with others. Make that effort to spend time with family and friends. Reach out to someone you haven't talked to in a while. (Everyone is Cricket's friend.)

2 comments:

Lauren and Don said...

Congratulations Cricket! You are one healthy dog!

Dan and Suzy said...

Have you tried the Butternut Squash Ravioli at Costco? with a drizzle of EVOO and basil leaves. . .mm good