Tag: stress management

Take the lesson

We’ve all heard about “life lessons” and how we could/should react to them.  Usually, when we refer to having learned a lesson, it is in regards to something unpleasant.  We seldom have a great success or a pleasant event and say, “Well, I learned a lesson in that experience.”  Right?  (Although, maybe we should.) When…
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Sing it out

I came across the stat that said Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen, was the number one sing along song in the country last year. Some recent posts I’ve made about different ways to release stress included listen to music and I mentioned singing along with it.  Besides helping reduce stress, singing can: Improve your mood Improve…
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It’s your life, live it.

It’s your life, live it. So many things come into my mind with this title. It started with this comment from John Hagee Ministries, “Two groups of people exist: those who make good and those who make excuses. When we blame someone else for our failure, we empower that person to control us. If we…
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Meaningful Purpose

I often work with an elementary school principal who finishes her morning announcements with, “Make it a great day – on purpose.” I love this so much I often share that sentiment with my 8th-grade granddaughter. It’s a wonderfully encouraging statement, and it puts the responsibility for how a person’s day goes right in their…
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Not my band vs. Not my monkey

Did I ever tell you the story of the day I was volunteering in the kitchen at a church, serving a now very big-name band? The band shall remain nameless; they were not a big name at the time.  They were doing a tour with two other bands and playing at our church. Coming through…
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The Longest Winter

It’s that time of year again, Winter. It seems like every year holds the longest winter ever. A few lucky folks are in a location of year-round pleasant weather, but for the rest of us it gets chilly this time of year, and for some of us it’s bitterly cold. Add overcast and dreary and…
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Frustrating Choices

I think we can all say we’ve yelled at a recorded message before, and that’s okay. It’s a recording. We didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, and we probably felt better afterward. Everyone gets frustrated from time to time. The question is, “How do you handle that frustration?” This then leads us to a few other questions.…
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Emotional Rollercoasters

I know several people who seem to be up and down, emotionally, throughout the course of a single day – and in any given week, they run the full gamut of emotions and are just all over the board. It seems that these folks are responding to every situation in their lives. The way they…
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Do you have a “strong-willed child?”

During a conversation my friend commented, “But I know you. You’re gonna do what you’re gonna do.” I had to chuckle, because I thought I had left that behavior behind me many years ago. My husband then chimed in, “We know where our boys get it from.” To which I promptly deflected the blame onto…
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Patience Is Still A Virtue

I have jokingly said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says… “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.” Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable…
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