I used to have a mantra about doing it all. I didn't want to have limits. I wasn't a completely crazy, off-the-charts, self-destructive rebel, but I had my moments of righteous push back. The phrase you can't make came to mind frequently. Fortunately, I kept it in my mind and … [Read more...] about Maximize Life By Living Within Limits
Self-care is not a new concept. I am aware 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? Think about it, if you have a million things to do in a day, what … [Read more...] about We Cannot Pour from an Empty Pitcher: The Practice of Self-Care
I really need to find that last piece of information for my taxes. Every weekend, I have this exact thought pestering the back of my subconscious. There is no point in contacting the accountant until I have everything...is the last thought that flitters away as I turn back to … [Read more...] about Procrastination: A Pressure Cooker of Stress and Worry
I wish I could write about the solution to the hectic insanity of the holiday season. But even if I did, no one would listen. It started to long ago for each of us. A small child watches Christmas shows learning about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and the promise of presents. … [Read more...] about Will This Christmas Be Different?
Come, reader. Take a walk with me as I reveal the inner workings of my brain when I’m anxious. 6:45 a.m. Is it morning already? Snooze. 7:15 a.m. I am so tired. Snooze. 7:45 a.m. I need to get up soon. Snooze. 8:00 a.m. Great, now I’m gonna be late for work. I typically … [Read more...] about Take a Walk in My Anxious Shoes
I think it starts to occur around kindergarten. When mom turns off the TV for bedtime the united cry is, “it's not fair.” When our little ones come home from school and share their woes of not getting to play the position that they wanted in P.E., we hear another resounding, … [Read more...] about Life’s Not Fair