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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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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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Anxiety: Leaving Today and Wandering Into the Past or the Future

Anxiety: Leaving Today and Wandering Into the Past or the Future

Stay Calm and Stay in the Present! 🙂   Anxiety and stress are dangerous for our health–physical, 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 of stress and leads to additional problems, such…

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Stress-Free Living — April 22 Update and Inspiration

Stress-Free Living — April 22 Update and Inspiration

Stress-free living…hmmm, I need to get to that point!  Stress-free, to me, means peace and freedom from anxiety, and deliverance from all the accompanying ill health effects caused by stress. My absence from blogging since my last post 12 days ago, Do Not Despise Small Beginnings, is an indication my life has been busier than usual AND a bit stressful! My hope is to return consistently to blogging for these final 8-9 days, and start strong in May.    …

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Nix the Noise and Seek Solitude – February 12 Inspiration

Nix the Noise and Seek Solitude – February 12 Inspiration

Nix the noise. Seek solitude. In the midst of the debris polluting our planet, another kind of pollution may not be as obvious, but it’s just as harmful in its own way. I’m talking about noise pollution. If you take a few minutes to just sit or stand still and listen, you could probably name several things currently making noise in your surroundings: people, television, music, appliances, machines, pets (your own or others outside), telephone… It’s amazing how much noise…

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