Tag Archives: emotional health

h A l t

When trying to change a behavior be it drugs, alcohol, smoking, binge eating…it’s advised not to let yourself get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired. The acronym is H.A.L.T. Yesterday I experienced a Big A-angry. The subject of my anger … Continue reading

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Don’t take it personally

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been involved in several unrelated conversations that left  me wondering, “Did he/she really just say that?” There were times I felt hurt and offended, and those aren’t emotions I feel very often. I found … Continue reading

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Releasing Busy-ness

As I shared with you on January 1, this is the year I work on releasing things that no longer serve me. I have no idea what “releasable” behaviors, attitudes and tangible items are going to be revealed to me … Continue reading

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Here’s to Old Friends

There’s nothing like getting together with close friends who knew you back in the day when you were young and thought you knew everything. And that’s exactly what I did this weekend. My core group of college friends had our … Continue reading

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My Back Don’t Hurt No More

That hideously constructed sentence comes courtesy of a mattress commercial that ran on television when I was a kid. But it describes me…mostly. For the past few months I’ve been dealing with severe back pain in my right rhomboid muscle. … Continue reading

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

That phrase is most often used to explain to a negative person or a martyr that a change in a job, marriage or living locale won’t improve his or her lot in life unless he or she changes on the … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Toxic On Me

Last Thursday I was the recipient of some toxic energy. It wasn’t fun. I’d gone to the grocery store early before heading to the office. The place was a ghost town; I was one of the few customers there. Apparently … Continue reading

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Still Savoring

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I wrote yesterday’s blog post over the weekend while the shock of reading the obituary was still fresh. I scheduled the post to go up yesterday morning. By the time that post … Continue reading

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I’m In a Valentines Funk

My dad died on Valentines Day 2003, a Friday. At the time of his death I worked for a local hospice that employed wonderful grief counselors. They were really terrific to me as I navigated that first year of bereavement. … Continue reading

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Judge Not

Hubs and I often go out to dinner with my mom. We always let her order first and she always asks the server to put her meal on a separate bill. A few weeks ago the three of us were … Continue reading

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