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Stress. It is an unavoidable fact of life. But there are ways for you to lessen it's impact. Here are 25 of my favorite stress-busting activities. Choose a few to try out in your own life: Continue reading
It's really easy in our noisy, busy lives to lose touch with our much quieter internal world. We don't have time to sit and reflect on how we are - we have places to be already! We have important stuff to get done! We push. We go. We carry on. And the quiet voices inside get lost. Until they start to scream and shout and jump up and down for our attention. Continue reading
The holidays are here. This is the merriest - and most stressful - time of the year for most of us. We wait all year for the festivities. We stand in line for just the right presents. We deck the halls and trim the tree. We optimistically plan perfect family gatherings. Everything sparkles and glimmers. But, it all comes with a price. And the price is STRESS! We are tired. We are overwhelmed with long to-do lists. We are juggling dozens of commitments. Here are some tips to help you capture the joy of the season without the drama and stress: Continue reading
Intentionally developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the most beneficial actions you can take for your overall well-being. The connection between gratitude and health actually goes back a long way. Throughout history, philosophers and religious leaders have extolled gratitude as a virtue integral to health and well-being. More recently, science has linked gratitude with better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life and kinder behavior. This one little mental habit – being grateful – dramatically impacts Continue reading
Disasters happen. Sometimes we have plenty of advance warning. Sometimes we don’t. The hurricane pounding the southeast this week gave people days to prepare or evacuate. Fires, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes are not so considerate. But, all of these events are facts of life. And, we all have to learn how to cope with the storms of life – both real and emotional. As parents, we have an extra burden Continue reading

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