Category Archives for Self Help

embarking on something new.

Fear of Almost Flying

I’m embarking on something new.And while Erica Jong’s classic Fear of Flying was about a woman’s sexual liberation (which rest assured, mine is not!), it encompassed all the fears Isadora had about breaking out of her mold.Of living life anew.Okay, so what I’m doing isn’t entirely novel for me, and something I once did for […]

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let go of worry

I Get So Worked Up And Forget To Let Go Of The Worry

This has been a crazy few months for me. Along with all of the normal writing, blogging, editing, etc., as I’ve mentioned a time or two, I’ve had 13 Labrador puppies in my world.And this is the time they go to new homes. It’s quite bittersweet, as I’ve hand-raised these babies for 9 weeks, and […]

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how to stop worrying

How to Deal with Worry when the World Is a Mess

We all know the clichés about worry, right? You know: “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo F. Buscaglia Or, one of my favs: “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” – Swedish Proverb And a litany of similar bits of wisdom. They seem […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Frustration when You Want to Lose your Mind

5 Ways to Deal with Frustration when You Want to Lose your Mind

Because I sure know about losing my mind. 🙂And most likely, you do too. At least sometimes!Did I mention lately that I have 13 Labrador puppies? I still can’t believe it. Thirteen puppies. And they’re 6 weeks old now. So, we are all pooped around here, in more ways than one!And like you, my life […]

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7 Tips on How to Focus in the Midst of Chaos

7 Tips on How to Focus in the Midst of Chaos

How did life get so rip-roaring crazy?Okay, so we know how that happens. But seems these days the whole world is in chaos. Couple that with your normal hectic life, and, well, sometimes it seem like the tail just gets chased.When that happens, how to stay focused just seems like a laughable question.So what’s a […]

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This Is Why Your Brain Needs A Diversion Right Now

This Is Why Your Brain Needs A Diversion Right Now

Life can be intense, no? In addition to our “normal” lives, often filled with hectic schedules and stress, the “outer” world seems to go from one chaos to the next, with no break in between.I mean, finally we get through the election season, which was unrelenting bombardment, and we think it’s over only to find […]

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how to deal with a heartbreak

You Can Be Heartbroken And Thankful At The Same Time

Not long ago, I got my heart broke.And yes, I mean the grammatical inconsistency. When something hurts to the marrow, I find it oddly comforting to sink back into old country idioms. Lord knows why.The what of it doesn’t much matter—many folks wouldn’t quite understand anyway. But you know how losing something near and dear […]

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Should You Really Do What You Love?

Should You Really Do What You Love?

We hear it all the time, don’t we?“Do what you love and the money will follow.”“Follow your bliss.”And of course, we could go on and on and on.But I hear from so many people who have pursued their passions, only to be left disillusioned on the path. They did what they loved, they followed their […]

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How to Keep Your Friends during a Presidential Election

How to Keep Your Friends during a Presidential Election

My goodness but we’re a polarized nation.One glance at social media tells the tale of anger and hatred and lashing out at, well, anyone who doesn’t hold your same view. The vitriol amazes me.But it’s not just social media, is it? Mention anything about politics these days, on just about any issue, and man, do […]

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Are You the Cause of Your Bad Luck?

Now, that seems rude, doesn’t it.  I mean, if you’re having a run of bad luck, the last thing you want to hear is that you caused it.  I, for one, want sympathy at that point, not a kick in the butt.  Even though I now know what I need is the latter . . […]

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