Do You Have a Vision for Your Life?
You've probably heard that you can only get where you want to be if you know where you're going. How do you decide where you want to go, so you can get where you want to be?
Goals are crucial. When we set goals, we're bringing our lives in line with our overall vision for ourselves. Using a powerful vision-setting process can help you set more effective goals. With goals established, you can chart a course that will help you achieve your vision.
Do you have a vision for each segment of your li…
Taking Thoughts Captive - A Journey into Mindfulness
We live in a complex and busy world. We constantly multi-task and our bodies live in a constant state of fight, flight, and freeze.
Anger Management Part 3: When to Seek Help
When to Seek Help
In my last two articles (click on links below to read first two articles), I provided some tips and techniques for managing your emotions – specifically your anger.
If you give these tips and techniques a fair chance and anger is still a significant issue, you might require more support. Your community is likely to have helping professionals (like me) and classes to provide help with anger management challenges.
Asking for help is not synonymous…
Anger Management - Part 2: Tips for Anger Management
The second installment of a three-part series on anger management, today's article provides some tips for anger management.
Recap: :Last week I discussed how chronic anger issues can have serious repercussions for your health, work, and relationships. Anger is a perfectly normal emotion, and you should expect to feel some anger when you’ve been treated badly. Anger is simply a message from your body that you believe something is wrong. The initial emotion isn’t the real problem. It’s the action…
Anger Management - Part 1: Understanding Anger
The first of a three-part series on anger management, today's article describes anger, some myths about anger, and the importance of learning to control anger responses.
Are you known for having a short fuse or a hot temper? Do you frequently get into arguments? If so, an upgrade to your anger management skills might be in order.
Chronic anger issues can get out of control and have serious repercussions for your health, work, and relationships. Understanding the reason…
Freedom from Stress - Part 3: Effective Ways to Manage Your Stress
Today we are going to discuss effective methods of managing stress. In my previous articles I've discussed what stress is and some less-than-helpful ways we typically deal with it.
Now it’s time to learn some of the best ways to manage stress. You have abundant choices for learning how to effectively manage your stress.
Try these strategies:
- Take time for physical activity. It’s important to have consistent exercise in your life. Not only does physical activity do great things for your …
Freedom from Stress - Part 2
WHAT DOES STRESS LOOK LIKE?
In last week’s article I defined stress as mental or emotional strain you experience due to any tension-causing situation. The word “stress” is also used to describe challenges that bring about feelings of anxiety, tension, or worry.
This week we will look at some common symptoms of unhealthy chronic stress and some of the not-so-helpful ways we tend to deal with it.
Although stress is a universal feeling, your own reaction to your emotions is unique to you. To…
Freedom from Stress
Everyone occasionally experiences stress. Whether you’re always in the fast lane at work, juggling hectic family demands, or striving to navigate difficult relationships, chronic stress is a natural byproduct of life.
What if you actively took steps to manage your stress? Would your life be different? Would you feel better? Of course, you would!
Fortunately, you can implement some easy strategies to get a handle on stress. This article is part 1 of a three-part series dedicated to stress. Th…
World Mental Health Day – A Call to Awareness
October 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day to promote and raise awareness for the importance of our mental health. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession, social unrest, and a contentious political environment have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders.
An article published by the Kaiser Family Foundation stated that in a recent poll, that over 50 perc…
More About Sugar
Waaaaay back in the 1950s, when an increasing number of heart attacks became a big issue, it was postulated that heart disease was caused by too much fat in the diet. This led to the eventual publication of the 1980 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. An entire generation of people grew up believing that fat was evil and was to be avoided as much as possible. As history would show, this theory was not grounded in solid research, and has since been quietly dropped as the leading cause of heart dis…