I believe it is safe to say most of us are stressed and weary. We want the chaos and uncertainty to go away but there is no end in sight. In my last blog I talked mostly about the mindset that will help us weather the storm, but this time I want to address some practical things … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress
Have you ever read the title of a book or song and resonated with it? Even before you read or heard the words. This Is Me Trying is a new Taylor Swift song from her quarantine-produced album, "Folklore". I can’t tell you the lyrics, but I like the title. A million scenarios … [Read more...] about This Is Me Trying
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my upcoming empty nest. This is laughable because it’s four years away. You read that right, I’m preparing for something that’s four years away. You might wonder why fret over something so distant; however, the idea of my boys moving … [Read more...] about Feathering My (Not Quite) Empty Nest
Have you ever been around someone who seems to have an Eeyore-like ability to find something negative in nearly every situation? Are they just THAT unhappy? Or are they trying to make everyone else miserable? Or maybe you are the one who always looks at the glass half-empty, a … [Read more...] about Looking at the Glass Half Empty
Self-care is not a new concept. I know that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this, always get put on the back burner? Am I ignoring the importance of self-care? Think about it, if you have a … [Read more...] about Self-Care: We Cannot Pour From An Empty Pitcher
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?