I remember when I used to work a ton of hours, I would go into a store and buy something I didn’t really need, just because I could. After all, if I am working this much, there needs to be some benefit to it. More recently I had a bladder infection and my small group … [Read more...] about What is Self-Care and What Isn’t it?
After a decade of working 60-70 hours per week, I hit a wall called burnout. It was a high, thick wall that knocked me out figuratively. I needed sleep and peace. A different pace in life. Once I was out of the all-encompassing job, sleep came, but peace still alluded … [Read more...] about Pursuing Purpose Heals the Soul
Today my to-do list is longer than my day. Sometimes I feel like a hamster on a wheel, running and running and getting nowhere. In other words, I am stressed! So what? Everyone is stressed, so what is the big deal? Well, it is a big deal, actually. Just because stress is common … [Read more...] about Are You Stressed?
I had it all puzzled together. I would pick up the kids from school, grab McDonalds on the fly for their afterschool snack, run across town, drop the girls at talent show try outs and take the boys to martial arts. Then I would reverse my route, in rush-hour traffic, pick … [Read more...] about Life in the Fast Lane
There’s a great scene in the movie 27 Dresses where Jane, the main character played by Katherine Heigl, publicly shames her sister at the sister’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Jane is sick of selflessly sacrificing for her sister and is furious about her dubious romance with the … [Read more...] about Why Are Codependents So Angry?
To live balanced, healthy lives, we need margin in four areas: emotional energy, physical energy, finances, and time. This is according to Richard A. Swenson, M.D. in his book Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. Margin and … [Read more...] about Running on Empty: The Need for Margin-Part III