Tag Archives: self-care

Fear of the Unknown–The Personal Side

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 … Continue reading

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The Gift of Self-Care — The Personal Side

“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 … Continue reading

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Relationships 101 — The Practical Side

“You don’t need love to make a relationship last.” I recently heard this quote at a speaking engagement.  The topic was marriage and the expert was illustrating how love gets us into our relationships, but that it takes much more … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Stress — The Personal Side

I recently read an item in a magazine about stress that went something like this…Being stressed causes your hair to fall out. And seeing your hair fall out in large amounts induces feelings of stress which causes more hair to fall … Continue reading

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Care for the Caregiver — The Personal Side

For the personal piece on caregiving, I wanted to share some advice from a dear friend. My friend of many years—let’s call her Lily—is caregiver to a young son who is currently struggling with two different types of mental illness.

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Keeping the “Happy” in “Happy Holidays” – The Personal Side

I could write a novella about drama I have personally experienced during past holiday seasons. I am definitely still learning how to prevent and diffuse interpersonal conflict, especially during the holiday season, but here are some things I have discovered.

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Keeping the “Happy” in “Happy Holidays”—The Practical Side

Last month I wrote about damage control and managing conflict. I have found that many of my clients (and friends) have to deal with more interpersonal conflict and damage control than usual during the holiday season.  This is because the … Continue reading

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Real Worth – The Personal Side

I am great about self-care when it comes to things like meditating, making time for the important people in my life and going to bed early (most of the time anyway). But, maybe like some of you, I sometimes have … Continue reading

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Real Worth – The Practical Side

If you follow the path of the majority of your time and money at the end you will find what is important to you. The thing you value most. If health is important to you, you may spend a large … Continue reading

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True Relaxation

Published in the Southwest Orlando Bulletin  5/2012 Efficiency, productivity and achievement are hallmarks of society. Many people feel that if they are not doing or producing something they are being lazy. The word relaxation often has a negative connotation in … Continue reading

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