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It Takes Courage to Step Out of Our Comfort Zones

It Takes Courage to Step Out of Our Comfort Zones

  Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones… Necessary for Growth!       I am thankful for God’s guidance that enables us to step out of our comfort zones. Even reading those words, or saying them out loud, can cause anxiety and make us feel uncomfortable.   I liken it to feeling all cozy and comfy under a warm quilt on a winter morning, but then the alarm goes off and you have to face the chill as you reluctantly…

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Stay Calm and Stay in the Present

Stay Calm and Stay in the Present

Stay Calm and Stay in the Present!   The levels of stress in the world today seem worse than ever, with natural disasters, crimes of violence, and so many other events that increase our anxiety and ability to cope. Anxiety and stress are dangerous for our health in all areas–physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. According to WebMD, stress occurs when we face “continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges.” In addition, stress “can lead to physical symptoms including headaches,…

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Just One of THOSE Days

Just One of THOSE Days

  How to Manage THOSE Days     Friday is here again! I know this means more to people who work regular Monday to Friday jobs “out there” than it does for people like me who work from home. All my days tend to blend together, but Friday does mean the end of my hubby’s work week and I look forward to him being home for the weekend and being able to spend more time together.   Today is also…

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Sometimes the Road to Success Has Detours Called Failure

Sometimes the Road to Success Has Detours Called Failure

Are You Traveling on a Detour?   I read an interesting post by a fellow blogger last night about how we must experience both failures and successes in life, and it reminded me of this post I wrote awhile ago. So I thought I’d share it again! Success is not instantaneous, as much as we might like it to be. We usually have to learn some lessons along the way, and even fail now and then as part of the…

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Sometimes You Just Have to Take Care of YOU

Sometimes You Just Have to Take Care of YOU

YOU… Yes, You, Reading this Blog Post!   It’s true, you know. We can’t be our best for the people we love, and who love us, if we don’t take care of ourselves. Some people criticize the idea of self-care, saying it’s selfish to spend too much time and attention on yourself. BUT… it’s a matter of balance and moderation. Obviously, paying too much attention to yourself can cause you to become egotistical or narcissistic, but not paying enough attention…

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Recipe for Anxiety: Leaving Today and Slipping Into the Past or Future

Recipe for Anxiety: Leaving Today and Slipping Into the Past or Future

Stay Calm and Stay in the Present!       Anxiety and stress are dangerous for our health in all areas–physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. According to WebMD, stress occurs when we face “continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges.” In addition, stress “can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping…. stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.”         Anxiety is a by-product…

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