Posts filed under: stress management

Tips for Surviving and Enjoying the Holidays

The holidays can be rough. Besides all those sugary goodies and music, there are parties, presents, and people to deal with – some we like and others we dislike. How to get through it all, you’re asking? Take it one...
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So, you’re getting divorced…

Coping with the fallout from divorce is one of the most stressful events we can experience. Keep your cool! Communicate as openly and honestly as you can with your spouse. Your kids need for you to be compassionate and to...
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Moving is Emotional!

Coping with the many facets of moving to a new location can be tough. Allow yourself time to grieve the things you left behind as you create a new sense of place. Anticipate and expect the challenge of meeting new...
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Worry: A Trick of the Mind

Do you ever find yourself caught up in “what if” or “why” or “if only” thoughts? If so, you might just be worrying. Worry often tricks us into thinking that we are problem solving. We spin out worry thoughts that...
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The UN-selfishness of Self-Care

Self-care is selfish, right? Doing things to take care of you makes you self-centered. It means you cannot do all the other things on your to-do list. It means your children/parents/spouse/work are going to have to take a backseat. It...
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Just for today….

Just for today…. Breathe. Be gentle with the words you say to yourself. Choose healthy things to eat. Walk somewhere in nature. Surround yourself with people you love. Do one thing at a time. Practice patience with yourself. Be grateful...
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Trapped in fear

Have you ever been paralyzed by your fears? Often our responses to negative events are based on fear! Other strong emotions like anger or sadness are sometimes the frosting covering fear. Fear is powerful…. Fear of change…. Fear of the...
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ANXIETY!!!

Anxiety…butterflies in the stomach…sweaty palms…the “what if” thoughts…feeling jumpy and nervous…can’t catch my breath… Anxiety is an emotion I have felt in recent months. I felt anxious to start a new job, thinking “what if I don’t get any new...
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Am I Depressed???

In the last 2 weeks have you been bothered by little interest or pleasure in doing things? Have you been feeling down, depressed or hopeless? The following are symptoms of depression: Feelings of sadness and loss of hope Feelings of...
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Are we having fun yet???

A strange question, if you think about it, but have you ever wondered? Am I having fun? This should be fun, but is it? Or, I really didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I am! Fun, like happiness,...
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