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Stressing over being fat is unhealthier than being fat

The stress of fat shaming is more toxic than actually being fat. The only way to make weight stop being a problem, is to stop making weight a problem--stop judging ourselves and others by our size. Linda Bacon, PhD in Nutrition Science According to the American...

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Resilience and the healing power of music.

It’s been a tough couple of months. My peaceful living has really been put to the test. I’ve had to make sure that I take extra-special care of myself in order to stay strong under the pressure of stressful times! In recent Vlogs & Blogs I talked about how to stay...

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Are The Holidays Stressing You Out?

There came a time in my life, somewhere between my kids being babies and teens, that I started to dread the months of October through December – that’s A QUARTER of the year! YIKES! I’m not sure when I moved emotionally from being excited about...

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It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Oopsies Part 2: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time... In this follow-up to my Get Off The Treadmill blog, I’m going to talk about the importance of really thinking things through before you add them to your schedule.  In Get Off The...

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Get Off The Treadmill

Most of the time, my blogs talk about the things I’ve learned to “right” in life in order to live a more peaceful life.  But, today I’m going to start a series on my “oopses.”  The first in this series is titled GET OFF THE TREADMILL because I recently stayed on the...

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I’m Not Enough???

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...

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Friends One of the Best Stress Relievers Around

Friends: One of the Best Stress Relievers Around 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...

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Food Safety: Tips for Healthy Living

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....

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Moving and Changing: Look Forward Reduce Anxiety

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...

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Depression or Fatigue?

AM I TIRED OR AM I 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    I have been challenged by depression since I was a...

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