Not Enough? Me? NO WAY!
I’M NOT ENOUGH!!! How the “I’m Nots” are NOT doing you any good
As my little girl is transitioning to a new school she is really struggling with what I call the “I’m Not Good Enoughs.” It breaks my heart, not only because I hurt for her, but because it brings me back to so many times (more…)
Friends: One of the Best Stress Relievers Around
Supportive friends are important.
This is the first of a three-part series on friendship and how it can both help relieve stress and how it can cause stress. This first part of the series focuses on how friendship is one of the most important stress relievers a person can have in their lives. (more…)
IS FOOD SAFETY STRESSING YOU OUT? #TroubleWithChicken
Okay, normally I write about things that are stressing you out and how to deal with them. But my guess is that food safety is not something that is high on everyone’s list of stressors. Again, contrary to what I normally do, this time I’m going to tell you that food safety is something you actually should be a little stressed about. But not to fear… I am also going to give some tips about how to hopefully alleviate that stress! Food safety IS NOT something we should need to be stressed about in this country! (more…)
MOVING AND CHANGING: HOW LOOKING FORWARD REDUCES ANXIETY
Normally I recommend staying in the present moment to relieve anxiety: you know, one-day-at-a-time and all that. And I do truly believe in most circumstances it is an excellent way to avoid stress. Under some circumstances, however, looking forward can actually be more of an anxiety reducer. (more…)
AM I TIRED OR AM I DEPRESSED
Am I tired or depressed?
I have been SO TIRED since our move. But it’s been six weeks. I should be acclimated and rested by now. I’m starting to wonder if I’m a little depressed (more…)