The F.E.A.R. acronym that I grew up to was Fudge Everything and Run (non-explicit version). It was plain and simple… run and hide from anything that was hard and possibly life transforming. After all, I was comfortable in my bubble of no hurt or pain. Was I being realistic though? Of course not! Who can […]
Healthy and Unhealthy Ways to Manage Stress!!!
In a previous blog I discussed the signs/symptoms of stress. While perusing the web, I came across this interesting article that discussed positive and negative ways of coping with stress. The article is on Helpguide.org titled Stress Management and written by Melinda Smith, M.A. and Robert Segal, M.A. The article uses life stressors to make […]
The Warrior Reminder
The Warrior Reminder i am awake my mind is free i am creative i love myself my willpower is strong i am brave i practice patience i don’t judge folks i give, not to receive i don’t expect i accept i listen more than i talk i know i’ll change i know you’ll change i”ll […]
Self-Care for Parents
Parents are professional care-takers of their children but often fail at taking care of themselves. Some parents even feel guilty if they spend any time honoring their own desires and passions. They may spend all their energy investing in their children’s passions and interests even at the expense of their own well-being. The truth of […]
Are we performing more efficiently when we multitask? The American culture tends to value fitting as much “production/ performance” into a unit of time as possible assuming that we are in essence multiplying the effects of the time spent. The result of this endeavor is having our attention and focus divided. We have lost the […]
A Dream Deferred!!!
Have you ever planned for something and/or envisioned something only to find obstacle after obstacle hindering you from achieving the ultimate end result? I recently encountered such an issue…the light at the end of the tunnel was very dim. Despite it all I continued to have faith and hope that I would eventually accomplish my […]
I spent Mother’s Day weekend in Houston with my mother and grandmother. I am truly blessed to have such independent, caring and empowering women in my life. They have experienced hardships in their life that I can not fathom. Through the times of losing a loved one, divorce, sharing a cramped space together, they never […]
Setting Realistic Daily Goals
Who decided that we should be doing three things at once and rushing around all day? Sloths, slugs (snails) and penguins all have a unique purpose on this earth by doing things at their own speed, by pure determination and perseverance. Watching March of the Penguins has been one of the most inspiring depictions of how […]