Ring up a memory..

I finally realized the other day that the ringer on my i-phone wasn’t working. People would call, nothing would happen. I wish I could tell you this is my only complaint with the phone; it’s not– but no ringer is a BIG deal. I set out to fix the issue which included choosing a good…

NEVER-EVER

“I am NOT doing this!” I kept telling myself.. It was 11pm, my husband wanted to get to bed and I was frantically dismantling my closet and my drawers. My wedding ring was nowhere to be found..I had been searching for hours and was beyond exhausted. My ring wasn’t lost, in the traditional sense, it…

Asking the tough questions..

Theo Tsaousides, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist, speaker, and author who wrote an article in Psychology Today comparing Passion and Obsession. Even though this piece was published in 2016, the information is still totally relevant today, maybe even more so after the strange year so many of us have experienced. In yesterday’s post, I encouraged you to…

Second Hand Stress

Knew it existed.. didn’t know it had an actual name. Second hand stress is the emotional and physical response we experience because of someone else’s stress and anxiety. A test back in 2009 found that exposing people to pheromones in simple stress sweat could trigger the fear center of their brains even when there was…

Holding on through the tough times..

Let me set the scene: It’s about 98 degrees outside; humidity at rainforest level. My husband is digging 4 large holes for me next to the AC on the side of the house. I say “for me” because it was my idea to try and hide that ugly, grey, growling monster of an air conditioning…

The Outsized Positive Impact of One Little Decision!

I made a teeny tiny decision last week that immediately improved my life.  Sound too dramatic? Well try this on for size: I didn’t give up anything, I didn’t add anything, all I did was create a shift. Let me describe my morning routine:  Get up Take the dog out Make coffee Read the news…