This time of year – a time of joy and excitement. Friends and families come together to celebrate and share in the season. Anticipation is high for the most wonderful time of year. During this time of year things often get harried and frenetic for people. There’s lots of rushing about and things to check off our lists. I … Read More
When I was little, like most young children, I had to ask permission to do most things. Could I go to a friend’s house? Could I take a class? Permission was required from my parents because I wasn’t an adult. I wasn’t capable of doing these things on my own. I most likely needed their help to accomplish whatever it … Read More
Boundaries are an amazing and powerful tool. Boundaries help you clarify what is important in your life. They tell the world and yourself that your needs are important. When I was younger I had no concept of a boundary or what that even meant. I worked when I was asked to work. I skipped workouts to spend time with friends … Read More
Last week I started to get a migraine. I get them occasionally but they rarely last more than a day. This one continued for three days before finally letting go. Once the migraine released I realized why it had lasted so long. I had a sinus infection and my migraine had turned into a full blown cold. I hadn’t had … Read More
I have received an orchard full of lemons this year. It’s really been one thing after another. As I was thinking through everything that’s happened, I realized most of it isn’t directly happening to me. It’s felt like it was happening to me because I’ve had to step in and help my family. Things have been stressful and there have … Read More
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” said Albert Einstein. Have you seen that quote? I’m sure you have, as it’s very popular. I’ve seen it a million times and have always loved it. I felt empowered and energized by it. It has inspired me to try to do things differently. Today however, it has left a sour taste in my mouth. Today as I read it, I’m thinking of my mother.
We hear it all the time – it’s important to take care of ourselves. The airplane safety rule has become more popular outside of the plane: “Place the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting others”. We know that we are only capable of taking care of others and doing our best in life when we care for ourselves as well. … Read More