Stress, Holidays, and Food

The holidays are a time where it is so much fun to indulge.  But it can also be stressful if you have food allergies, want to stay healthy, or just want to feel good. So where is the line?  How much is too much? There are two lines, actually… One line is what you want...

Ponderings on Loneliness

Holiday stress comes in so many forms.  I have been thinking about loneliness. Loneliness is best discussed with the help of a book that I love: Beloved, by Henri Nouwen.  (Referral link.)  If this is a particularly difficult subject for you, please read it!  It is...

The Stress of Beauty

Beauty in nature is one of the most amazing anti-stressors out there. I breathe the beautiful clean air, or gaze at the majestic mountains, the crystal clear ocean, and the earthy forest….  There is nothing in the world that brings me more peace. Why does beauty...

My Favorite Days of the Week

My favorite day of the week is Friday.  And I am not alone!  There is even a restaurant  named after it – TGI Friday (Thank God It’s Friday). What is so great about Friday?  Considering it is a work day like every other day? Anticipation.  Of fun and...

Stress and the 2016 Election

The presidential election doesn’t usually bother me this much. One reason is that I’m not usually this tuned in.  This one is kind of hard to avoid and people who I think very highly of, are of completely different opinions. And there are some things that...

Walking vs. Flying

Most of us want something, right? Whether it is improved health, a thinner body, a more successful business, a happier relationship, something.  And we usually want it now.  Or better yet, yesterday. Me, too. But I have spent some time pondering the times I have tried...

Resistance

Resistance.  There are lots of forms!  Endless, really. Yesterday I had a supplement sales rep pressure me into starting an account.  It triggered me.  There was nothing wrong with his offer, it was his persistence that got me.  But my internal response was stressful...

How Do I Change My Story?

Change Your Story.  What is that? To change your story is to make the story mean something else.  Something more empowering, more helpful.  The meaning we put on a situation is often more important than the situation itself. When does a meaning need to change?  Watch...