Archive for mental health

Peter Talks About Mental Health

Posted in Family, Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2021 by segarini

Today is “Let’s Talk Day” in Canada, a day when we are encouraged to talk about Mental Health by one of our good “corporate citizens”. I will not mention them by name, I will not give them free advertising. They treated a family member of mine shabbily, made all the more unbearable for me because of my background in Employment Insurance. Loyal Reader, I swore “off them” as a result and am pleased to say that they have absolutely no presence at all in Chez Montreuil.

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Pat Blythe – Mind and body in isolation…..losing the connection

Posted in COVID 19, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2020 by segarini

We all need touch…..human touch. A handshake, a hug, the brushing of legs, a gentle pat on the arm in conversation, holding hands, arms around shoulders, brushing hair from a face, the playful tug on your ear from a baby….it’s all about touch. It’s what we crave. It’s what we desire. It’s reassuring. It’s caring. It’s affection. It’s love. It’s unspoken words. Touch is how the blind “see” us. Touch is what connects us to ourselves and each other and we’re losing that connection.

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