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Staying Positive During Difficult Times

By | April 8th, 2020|Categories: Change, Overwhelm|Tags: , , , , , |

Staying positive is not always easy to do, especially during difficult times. These days can definitely be considered difficult times for everyone all around the globe. This pandemic is touching so many lives in so many ways. Unfortunately for most, in negative ways. Our new normal is evolving on a daily basis.  No one really knows how our lives will change in the long-term, or short-term for that matter. The uncertainty of what the future holds is causing stress and anxiety for everyone. Staying positive is becoming quite a challenge. We are bombarded with information related to the corona virus [...]

Life Happens – Situational Disorganization

By | September 26th, 2019|Categories: Change|Tags: , , , |

Life happens. It’s unpredictable. There are highs and lows, twists and turns, but it’s still life. Much of it is what we make of it. You know, the pursuit of happiness, and we do find it along the way. Those moments that we wish would never end. There are also those unexpected things that we wish would never happen. Dramatic life changes such as loss. Losing a loved one, divorce, losing a job, health issues or an injury, losing a beloved pet, the list goes on.  Any one of these things alone can be devastating. When you have multiple negative [...]

Overloaded & Overwhelmed By News Headlines?

By | March 7th, 2018|Categories: Peace, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Are you overloaded and overwhelmed by today’s news headlines?  This seems to be the consensus of most everyone these days. It doesn’t surprise me. There are some, dare I say, horrible things going on in the world today, and we are overloaded with real-time news reports from all angles. From mass shootings to political escapades to celebrity sexual assaults, to abuse and torture of animals and humans and everything in between. It’s not often that we hear about anything good going on either locally or abroad. Maybe if there was more of a balance of good, or positive stories in [...]

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Keep Calm & …

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Problem Solving, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , , |

Keep Calm & __________. That catch phrase took off many years ago, with additions like, & carry on, & think positive, & hire a professional (fill in the blank), etc.  Some of these phrases also have a comical suffix. According to Wikipedia, the phrase ‘keep calm and carry on’, actually came from a British motivational poster in 1939 in preparation for the second world war. The intent was to raise the morale of the public amidst horrifying predictions of all kinds. In today’s world, as in the original context of ‘keep calm and carry on’, this phrase has the same [...]

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