Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

Holiday stress is a by-product of the season.  By having a strategy to avoid and manage the pressure of the holidays you can glide through the season. When we start to see the decorations, listen to the jingle-bell music and start to smell the pine we prepare for the joy the season promises. What we [...]

By |2019-05-01T17:44:58-04:00November 30th, 2015|All Blog Posts, Family, Life Tools, Personal Care|2 Comments

What Coping Skills Do You Have in Your Emotional Toolbox?

What Coping Skills Do You Have in Your Emotional Toolbox? Over the past few weeks we have been assembling an Emotional Toolbox of Coping Skills. Hopefully you have been able to gather useful coping skills that you can use each and every day. We’ve been using common everyday tools to remind us how to deal with [...]

Managing Unexpected Events Through Emotion, Logic and Action

Have you heard the expression “that threw a wrench into my plans”? Apparently the expression began when factory workers threw a wrench into machinery to stop it from working when they needed a break. We have now adopted the phrase to mean that  an unexpected event prevents a plan or activity from succeeding. When something [...]

By |2019-05-01T17:42:32-04:00October 12th, 2015|All Blog Posts, Emotions, Life Tool Box, Life Tools, Personal Life|0 Comments

Stick to Three Daily Routines That Can Hold Your Life Together

Routines can be what hold our life together. Many of us might resist the idea of routine because it seems boring to do the same thing day in and day out, however routine can add stability and predictability to our life. **************************************************************************************************************************************** Through this series of blog posts I am going to help you to [...]

Dealing with Your Fears by Shining a Light on Them

What we can’t see can often scare us.  When we shine a light on our fears they can become more manageable. A flashlight becomes a  pretty handy tool. In the darkest corners, it just takes a tiny bulb to show every hidden nook and cranny. What was once difficult to see is now fully illuminated. [...]

By |2019-05-01T17:56:57-04:00September 28th, 2015|All Blog Posts, Emotions, Life Tool Box, Life Tools|0 Comments