This Open Thread Is Taking Some Time Out for Herself

This has been the longest day ever, and I had a very busy weekend. I’m wanting this week to be over already, and it’s only Tuesday. I’m taking some time out for myself this evening. I’m reading my book and not answering the phone. Read More This Open Thread Is Taking Some Time Out for Herself

Can We All Stop Saying “It Is What It Is”?

It has been brought to my attention that the usage of this phrase has become an epidemic for those that have lost all hope and feel there is nothing left to latch onto but what has already been established. And I am a firm believer that things don’t have to remain the way they are, unless we want it to.

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You Gotta Eat

I don’t remember which fast food chain used that slogan in their commercials, but I can still hear the peppy, slightly salty way in which the actors said the phrase. They spoke with a blunt matter-of-factness, both a plea for our business and an expression of a truth of the human condition. It was a commercial that, like an onion, had layers. Read More You Gotta Eat

Dealing with Stress: Pausing

Last week, I hit a low point emotionally and mentally and, although I could easily go into the details, I feel that it would only distract from the focus of this article. This is about how to cope with stress, not discuss stressors that bring us to low points in the first place. Let’s dive right in. Read More Dealing with Stress: Pausing

Postitivity Challenge Week 22: High Stress Rising

First, I have to start with some apologies for the extended, somewhat unplanned hiatus of the Positivity Challenge. What started as a couple of weeks for vacation turned into much more (which I’ll explain in a moment). After this week’s Challenge, we’ll have a few more weeks of hiatus, but I promise I’ll be back in the fall with more challenges and wallpapers for you. Read More Postitivity Challenge Week 22: High Stress Rising