perspective

She told me that when you are looking at cancer from the outside and hearing the stories of other people going through it, you believe a diagnosis would be the end of the world. But once you are inside it and diagnosed yourself, you find a kind of clarity.
The other day, out on a walk, I came across a few puddles and stopped with my camera. The experience brought back a rush
As a result, people's responses range from fear of bullying, to a dread of a Nazi Germany-style dictatorship, to concerns
Trigger warnings are also challenging to implement, because identifying potential triggers isn't easy. Individuals with past
I'm all for selling raffle tickets. I'm even o.k. with the hard sell. I'm fine with asking anyone who will stop and listen
You didn't blow your diet...holiday parties don't count! "When a situation can be directly changed, reappraisal may undermine
Anxiety is something that all of us have experienced to some degree, many times throughout our lives. Some of us have developed
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This weekend my older son and family came to visit for their son's first birthday celebration. Conversations covered many topics and reminiscing became part of the pattern of the days. As I thought about our moments I recalled a memory from long ago shared by my father and me.
Bridey, I really hope this helps you break it all down... I know that it's not always realistic not to be stressed when you're spending a shitload of money and time planning one day, but if you just breathe, and remember that you CAN do this, your inner rockstar will shine through. Got it?
Sometimes in a democracy, people neglect compassion, which is why we in the church must never forget that whatsoever we do
A 2013 study found that when police used procedural justice techniques, versus standard protocol, during a roadside encounter
The gift of challenges and change, even those I didn't choose, is that they continue to give me opportunities to practice being thoughtful in my responses and stay poised for all that is possible.
It almost goes without saying that the days of yesteryear seemed so much less stressful and rude and judgmental and on steroids than the days of now. Pressures certainly existed back then. Rude and judging have always been around; but maybe we took heed to follow elderly advice "if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all."
So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.
I don't mind raking. In fact, I rather enjoy it, as fall is my favorite time of year and doing yard work gives me a fresh-air break from parenting. But after a recent weekend of the blister-forming repetitive chore, I realized raking is pretty much exactly like parenting. Really. By Sunday evening I felt the urge to read the leaves a night-night book and ask if they'd brushed their teeth. Don't believe me?
I have a good friend and client who runs a small business, and he frequently tells me that, even though his business is profitable, he's up many nights worrying about it. Now he's got something else to worry about: All this stress may cause him to get cancer.
And in those moments... when we let go of our stubborn hold on our plan, the unexpected turn of events became another part