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Category: Self-Care

healing from anxiety of 2020

Healing from the Anxiety of 2020

Compared with 2019, three times more people today are experiencing symptoms of anxiety disorder and four times as many people are experiencing a depressive disorder. About 10% more people started or increased substance use because of COVID-19. And in 2020, twice the number of people reported seriously considering suicide in the past 30 days compared

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homemade valentines day

A Homemade Valentine’s Day

“The whole night I was thinking and dreaming to give you the most beautiful gift and that is my heart.” ― Debasish Mridha Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! One good thing that came from 2020 and COVID was the extra time to spend with people you care about. After all that extra time together, you may

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making space for the things we want

Making Space for the Things You Want

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau One thing that every single human on this earth has the same amount of is hours in a day. Each and every single one of us has 24 hours in the day to work with.

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new year changed you

New Year, CHANGED You

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~ Alan Cohen “New Year, New You” is a phrase I often hear around the new year. While I understand the sentiment there, I do not love the underlying idea of completely reinventing ourselves and/or disregarding where we have previously been.

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thank you and goodbye 2020

Dear 2020, Thank You and Goodbye

Dear 2020, Thank you and goodbye. You certainly were an unusual year! It feels a bit like the world was a snow globe, and was thoroughly shaken up. Now that 2021 is starting, we can tell you what we really thought of you.  At the beginning of March, I started participating in a women’s book

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remembering 2020 non meme

How Will We Choose to Remember 2020?

“Inhale the future, exhale the past.” ~Anon. 2020 has been one for the books.  Every single one of us has been affected in some way or another; in many instances likely not for the better. If we were not personally affected by the Coronavirus, we may have known someone that was, or we felt the

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Clurry Christmas Trees

Making the Most of the Holidays This Year

“What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future.” ~Agnes M. Pahro Normally, the holiday season is full of spending time with family, decorating the Christmas tree, looking at light displays, bustling in malls to find the perfect gifts, traveling, making and giving treats, and

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Gratitude 2020

Finding Gratitude for 2020

“Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.”  ~ Charlotte Brontë 2020 has been unlike any other year. We have seen a global pandemic, lockdowns, quarantines, political unrest, and a presidential election of scandalous proportions. On a more micro level, we have seen

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inner peace during turbulent times

Finding Inner Peace in Turbulent Times

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Junior The world is in complete commotion. With the Pandemic, the elections, and everything in between, we might feel like we are living in a blender. Life is hard, scary, and

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Unity in divisive times

Seeking Common Ground During These Divisive Times

“We are different; we always have been and always will be. However, different shouldn’t divide us, but unify us because different is an asset.” ~ Elizabeth Margo We live in a time that can be very divisive. While it is not uncommon for politicians to publicly demean one another, it is becoming more of the

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Parents connecting w children

Simple Ways to Strengthen the Connection with Your Children

“Want to be a great parent? Want to raise a happy, healthy, well-behaved kid? Want to live in a home where discipline becomes unnecessary? The secret is to create a closer connection with your child.” ~ Laura Markham 2020 has been a whirlwind for everyone. Literally every human across the country has felt the rippling

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Simple Ways to Strengthen the Connection With the Man in Your Life

“Give him direct communication, respect, appreciation, food, and good lovin’, and he’ll do just about anything you wish.” ~ Dr. Laura Schlessinger With COVID-19, I have been thinking about the importance of relationships and how we can strengthen them. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to strengthen your relationship with the woman

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