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Category: Stress Release Ideas

Books critiques, ideas, exercise suggestions to help live a balanced life.

Feel good and Work out with Denise

      I’ve decided it is harder to work out with a teacher who is twenty plus and can’t relate to stiffness that goes with a bit of age. I find myself as the young woman is moving from one position to the next, or…

Daughter or Son Dearest Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle

  I hear from moms of teens how their daughters don’t want them to look old. They criticize what their mothers wear.  Here the moms have spent the lives of their daughters encouraging them and nurturing them, now   daughters are undermining the self-confidence and decisions of the…

Affirmations ~ Counteract the ads on television

Mirror, Mirror on the wall….. If I gave you a mirror and gave you five minutes to examine your image, I would bet you would you spend those minutes examining what is wrong with your image. Why am I so sure you would do this? Whether you believe CBS…

Mindfulness – What does that have to do with Mario Kart?

There are many things that you can do to relieve stress. You can exercise. Walking helps. I do it when I am stuck when writing or angry or trying to figure out a problem. Now remember I’m the one who was so busy thinking about curriculum I needed to…

Positive Psychology- Celebrate!

Feeling overworked, unappreciated? I remember when I was a teen, people were promised a three-day work week. Well, that didn’t happen. An employee in the mining and logging industry worked about 44.6 hours a week in February 2015, while employees in education and health services only…

Jon Gordon for a dose of positive

My dad used to tease me that if I wanted to learn how to do something, I would find it in a book. Now I guess more people google it or use youtube.  But me, I still look to books. Jon Gordon has become a go to author for me…

Mean Girl or Bully Antidote

If you spent Sunday anticipating having to deal with a certain person this week, you have a mean girl/bully situation. Mean Girls/Bullies at Work really can ruin your day. Heck, they can raise your stress just anticipating the conflict. In my previous blog, I wrote a story about…

Bullying in the Workplace, Mean Girls Syndrome, OH MY

Is Mean Girls Syndrome an official term? I thought I just made it up, but no, it is a real term.  All of us has seen or been a victim of this. Another term for this behavior is Relational Aggression (RA). Adult woman incident One day I was walking…

Hurtful people

We deal with negative and hurtful people every day. Sometimes it is really hard not to chime in yourself with self-talk. Wondering if the person is right. Sometimes the person knows your hot buttons, and it colors how you look at other people. Sometimes the person is competitive with…

Move!

The Timeless Torches  has been dancing their way across Facebook thanks to the NY Times. The WNBA’s New York Liberty has this dance squad “shaking their booty on center court” and it has gone viral. The dance team’s members ages range from over…