Category Archives for Self Help

How Do You Keep Your Wits In Crazy Times?

Life is just crazy.  Yes, it is.  We all walk through the insanity thinking that we’re the sane ones.  And then, we realize that well, maybe not . . . Like yours, my life is always filled with running nine ways to Sunday.  My dear friends point this out often.  “If you had any free […]

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CREATE YOUR VERY OWN NOT-TO-DO LIST TODAY

We all have too much to do, no?  Do you ever just look around and think, Man, how did life get so crazy?  When can we slow down? Even if your life is pretty much on an even keel, there are those days . . .   And in the frenzy, we make lists.  Lots […]

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STUDY PROVES THAT MEN ARE IDIOTS

Well, yeah.  It is not news to women but men are idiots.  And now we have a study in the British Medical Journal confirming it!  As if we needed that.  Any person on the planet who even knows a man already knew this.  But since it’s now a scientific fact, we can gleefully play with […]

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THINGS GO WRONG. GET OVER IT 4 Failsafe ways to do it

Don’tcha just hate when things go wrong.  No question mark needed on the end of that sentence!  Because we all hate when it happens. And whether you had a career setback, a romance foiled, a friendship gotten prickly, the car won’t start or the carpet came up, most times you’re left with having to do […]

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Make A Good Choice Today

Ah, the holidays are upon us!  I’ve finally gotten away from stressing over shopping and presents (as my friends and family can attest!), and spend the holiday time enjoying folks. And eating.  Lots of eating.  Which makes me happy 🙂 Most of the time, I avoid sugar.  But this is the free-pass season.  And my […]

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WARNING: IGNORANCE IS BLISS

You know, it just is.  We laugh about that in derogatory terms of folks who know nothing.  But I’m talking about the ignorance of suffering. Life is full of heartache, and none more than when we lose someone we love.  There’s a weird quirk in my brain when that happens, which takes me to the […]

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Teetering On The Edge Of Kindness

Why is it so much easier to be kind to others rather than myself?  Do you have that?  I know we always hear: “You can’t love others until you love yourself.”  And that’s the gods’ truth.  That one I learned a ways back. But kindness is a different story.  At least in my life.  I […]

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BRIE, TURKEY, FAMILY AND STRESS 5 Tips to Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are approaching, love them or not. And don’t’cha just love Norman Rockwell? I especially love that painting of the family at their holiday table, the mom looking all proud as her beautiful turkey gets served, the kids joyous but seemingly well-behaved, the dad all smiles. Brings back the fondest of memories, no? And […]

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HOW TO FAKE YOUR WAY TO CONFIDENCE

Confidence. Tough to define, easy to spot. We all can see a confident person in any arena, be it on the sporting field, in the boardroom, in the bake-off competition, or in any social situation. It’s that ‘it’ factor that sets one apart. But how to be a confident woman? Easier said than done!   […]

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5 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH GRIEF

Of course we all know the 5 stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, depression, acceptance. We all have that t-shirt, no? You don’t get very far in life without the opportunity to face this, although I know of people my age who haven’t. Always surprises the socks off of me. A dear friend who’s sixty […]

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