Why do people seem to have such all or nothing attitudes? We live in a complicated world in a complicated society, in complicated times. Everyone has their own lives where they are permitted to make their own decisions.
Food has become strangely political, and what we eat is somehow now a statement of who we are. There are the health nuts, the junk food junkies, the meat and potatoes people who just want a basic meal. Some people are vegetarian, some people are vegan. Many are omnivores. Some people pay attention to what they eat, while others do not.
Nobody is going to change anybody’s mind about their eating habits and desires. It’s one of those strange topics where people can get quite preachy and opinionated, even though they should know full well that harping at acquaintances is going to do nothing but hurt their case.
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You’ve likely heard, “don’t be so shy!” and “learn to chill out!” from your well-meaning friends and family. But have they ever explained HOW to do this? Have you ever put any time and effort into the problem, or is it just so uncomfortable that you stop thinking about it and hope it magically goes away? Thinking about anxiety is unpleasant, but avoiding the thoughts altogether will not improve your situation.
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For today’s link collection, let’s look at little ways we can shake up our lives, and make a few positive changes. There are always a few things that need a tweak or two. Instead of home improvements, let’s do some personal improvements!
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I am NOT a great housekeeper. I don’t live in filth, but it’s not Martha Stewart level perfection by any stretch. It’s good enough. I realized that I have anxiety about the cleanliness level of my house, so I thought I would share some thoughts on that. I’ve certainly learned a few things about housework, and home life over the years.
Continue reading “Housework Anxiety? Tips, Tricks, and Secrets about Home Life.”
For today’s link collection, let’s look at little ways we can examine our lives, and make a few positive changes. With summer finally here, we can let the good weather be a catalyst to make good decisions. There are always a few things in our lives that need a tweak or two.
Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living”. I think that if we don’t stop and examine ourselves at regular intervals, we don’t progress, and can let things slip through the cracks.
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Wellness is an abstract, nebulous concept that seems to mean “healthy”, but also that your well-being is on point. Usually, it’s a term used in alternative medicine and the high-end spa industry to fleece you for money. But seriously, what is the cost of wellness?
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When the seasons change, we often note the passing of time and take a look at where we are. We examine our home, our finances, the three pounds we’ve gained over the winter. Have you ever thought about spring cleaning your relationships?
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The weather has been teasing us with a fake promise of spring, but the cold grey muck is certain to descend again soon. This week, let’s take a look at some links that are purely beautiful, fascinating, and peaceful. Think of it as a five minute vacation from your world! Perhaps do some deep breathing while you check these out.
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It is always okay to ask for help. No matter what your current circumstances, if you need it, please ask for help, or go get it.
I recently read an article about a very famous singer who had a terrible altercation with someone at a red carpet event. She was extremely upset, and realized that she craved a drink. She left the event as soon as she could, and went to a group meeting. Continue reading “It is always okay to ask for help”
Today’s links are all about Health and Wellness. It’s too easy to fall into bad habits and malaise in the darkest days of winter, with spring still months away. Don’t give in to the dark side – especially if you suffer from anxiety, stress, and depression. Even if you don’t, most of us could use a health tune up this month.
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