A couple of months ago a friend recommended I read a book on habits. Then I started listening to some lectures on habit. I guess researching habit has become a habit for me as of late. Learning about why we do what we do is fascinating to me.
We are the sum of our habits. Good habits, bad habits and ordinary habits make us who we are. Moreover, our habits shape our bodies and minds and even determine our futures. We are creatures of habit. But, we are also the authors of our habits. We get to write the stories of our lives, […]
I currently find myself in several of life’s waiting rooms. Some of the waiting rooms look hopeful and cheery. And, others, well…they are grayer, quieter–more serious. I wish I could tell you that after decades on the planet I have mastered the art of waiting and that I live without any worry of the unknown. […]
Are you waiting on something? An answer? A test result? News from the bank? A new job? I think everyone is waiting for something. Whether it is big or small there are always things on our horizon we are thinking of, dreaming about and even worrying over. The only real constant in life is change. […]
In the practical blog on this subject, I asked you to take inventory of your current connections and ask yourself this question: “Do I regularly engage in activities that foster mental, emotional, spiritual and physical connection in my life?” Not long after typing that question, I remembered a somewhat funny piece of advice a professor […]
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? If you are an introvert, you energize yourself by spending time alone. Extroverts, on the other hand, feel refreshed and rejuvenated after spending time with others. Personally, I think I am almost equal parts introvert and extrovert. But, no matter what personality type you may be, study after […]
“And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.” Grandma Moses This quote came from a gratitude journal I have—one I try to write in at least once a week. I intentionally think of people and things in my life I am grateful for every day. But once a week I […]
I love this season. I really do. I love buying (and getting) gifts, parties, baking and all of the traditions my family celebrates year in and year out during the holidays. BUT, every year I find myself pretty well physically spent by the end of the season. Usually, as I am ringing in the New […]
Several years ago I found myself in one of those life seasons where many hard things happened at once. I had multiple stressors in my life at that time and two MAJOR ones. So, just imagine your two biggest life stressors and then imagine them happening at once. That was my life.
This week I talked to a friend who confided in me that she was depressed. She told me that her feelings of depression had crept in slowly, and it took her some time to realize she needed a change. She started seeing a mental health counselor and is working on implementing some positive coping skills […]