I take planning to the extreme; partly because I enjoy it (and don’t like surprises) and also because I have ADHD. If I don’t write things down and look ahead, things get bad. I’ve shown up for appointments on the wrong week and once had ten people for Christmas dinner with no food in the […]
I know that massages feel much better when someone else is doing it for you, but when that isn’t possible, doing it yourself can be almost as good. Massage is so good for you: relaxing muscles, stimulating circulation, and nourishing your skin. It can be a wonderful way to begin the day or end it.
Intentions can be powerful things if you use them the right way. Lots of people set intentions — or resolutions — every January 1st, then never follow through. It’s best to start with a small intention rather than something big and to affirm it each morning. You can choose the same one if you’re trying to build a habit,
Do you know that most of us don’t breathe the right way? Isn’t that weird? It’s something our bodies do without thinking; how could we be doing it wrong? (I keep thinking of that episode of the Simpsons when Homer visited his dad in a nursing home and saw the oxygen machines: “You mean I’ve
I am taking a creative class from Andrea Schroeder and she talks about “meeting yourself where you are”. What that means is to take note of what’s going on in your life, including your emotions, and then focusing on that. Confused? Me too. We all have goals and dreams; that’s what this class is about.
Remember Sunday nights when you were a kid and you’d go to bed hoping the school would burn down overnight? Some people feel that way about work. There have been a record number of people quitting their jobs recently. People are beginning to realize that, no matter how much you need a job, you need
Yesterday I had a dental procedure — it took almost two hours. Going to the dentist is what we call a necessary evil. We don’t like it, but it has to be done. Yesterday I tried a new method to help keep me relaxed, and it worked. The hygenist even remarked on how calm I was. To
What did you want to be when you grew up, and how are you doing with that? Kids often have some silly ideas about what they want to be; I wanted to be a longhorn steer. 😂 But along with the silly ones, there are realistic ones too, or hints of them. I also wanted
It’s the start of Memorial Day weekend and we’ve had another school shooting. And I feel that somehow, I need to be talking about both those things. Memorial Day is meant to honor military members who died in active duty but I think of it as a day to honor all of our service members.
Many people fear money because they don’t know where it goes and they’re afraid to find out. Women, especially, often let men take over the finances without knowing what they have or what they owe. It’s not uncommon for the big things — like homes and cars — to only be in the man’s name. A woman’s role is