What is self-harm?
Self-harm is a way of dealing with and expressing extreme emotional pain and distress. As implausible as it might sound to those that are on the outside, harming yourself makes you feel better. In fact, you may feel like you have no alternative. Injuring yourself is the only way you know how to deal with […]
Workaholic Versus a Hard Worker
I recently added on another job to my resume, that currently holds THREE jobs. Yep, I am employed at FOUR locations! But, before you question my sanity, the four jobs total to about 50-55 hours a week, which is reasonable… at least to me. You may call me a workaholic, but I view myself as […]
A No Regrets Life Principle 1: Live Passionately
Hopefully you read my last article and decided to join me on my journey to a no regrets life by reading the book One Month to Live. In the book, authors Kerry and Chris Shook identify 4 principles of a no regrets life. This week I am focusing on the first principle, live passionately. If […]
Respect in Your Family Relationships
Respect is important in every relationship whether it be with your friends, coworkers, significant other, or family members. Respect means that we treat others in a thoughtful and courteous way. Oftentimes it is those we are closest to that we find behaving in a respectful way the hardest – our family members. We can get […]
Breaking Up (a Habit) is Easy to Do…
Do you find yourself gnawing on your nails to the quick? How about chewing your hair? Or, maybe you are wanting to kick that “nail in the coffin” habit – smoking. Now you can! According to Dr. Loretta Graziano Breuning, you can break ANY habit in three simple steps: Design your alternative habit. Since your […]
This year let’s get some sleep!
These first few weeks of the New Year mean that many of us are implementing changes in our lives. Unfortunately, those changes often taper off after a few weeks. One of the lifestyle changes that I want to make this year is to get more sleep. To motivate myself to make this change permanent I […]
New Year Family Resolution
The New Year is here and most people have their New Year’s resolution list made up and trying to implement their plan into action. Starting the year off with improving yourself and your family is excellent, but do not overwhelm yourself with so much change that you change nothing. I think doing something new/different once […]
Diets: Friend or Foe!!!
For the past several years one of my New Year’s resolutions has been weight loss. I have tried many different diet programs in the past and they do work, at first. Overtime these diets tend to taper off and after a while, I’ve gained back the pounds that I had lost. Although, weight loss is […]