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"Our Same = Safe equation takes over and we stay in jobs we hate, in unhealthy relationships, and repeat patterns of behaviour that sabotage our dreams because the uncomfortable familiarity of what we do still feels a safer bet than making changes." ~ Anne Burton Hey, y'all. It's been a minute...taking a moment to update everyone as my summer sabbatical… Continue reading Getting Out of the Comfort Zone (update and guest post!)
"I read, I travel; I become." ~ Derek Walcott Reading, traveling, becoming - this is my June. Is there anything more wonderful than being immersed in good books and viewing new scenery? I think not. Also, we did a thing. Earlier this month, my husband and I visited a new beach destination - Ormond Beach,… Continue reading I Did a Thing (Timeshare Tips)
Confession: I've been a lazy writer so far this summer. In addition to some traveling, I've de -stressed with my doggos and I've devoured several audiobooks. Hence, it's time for a summer themed book post! If you've been looking for the perfect read, I've got you. I have read some truly engrossing titles and I'm here with the low down on the best pool/beach reads to grab or download for your summer reading pleasure!!
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Most of our problems are caused by the individual in the mirror. Take an honest inventory of yourself - do you have toxic tendencies? Even if you don't, what patterns or behaviors have you tolerated that are bringing you down? What are you allowing that is inconsistent with your dreams and future plans? Sometimes we self-sabotage out of fear, ego, or a lack of discipline. It's time for an honest evaluation.
One study suggests a person only gets 15 days of true happiness per year. 15 days. What a small amount of time in the grand scheme of things. What about the other 50ish weeks out of the year? Summer is a perfect time to absorb peace and increase happiness by focusing on the little things.
I come from a family where strength is the norm. If something needs to be done, one doesn't let feelings or emotions get in the way. My Papaw's favorite line when any of us started crying was "dry it up!" They're the folks who sing at funerals; the folks who put duty and responsibility and doing for others and yes, attending church, before mental health. Even my husband is super strong. On days like today, I'm left with a sense of shame that I can't live up to this standard.
“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.” ~ Neil… Continue reading Finding Joy in 5 Steps
I'm a member of a Club I never wanted to join. It's a Club where you aren't the apple of anyone's eye; a Club where you are often empty, in spite of all the bits and pieces well meaning folks offer to fill the void. A Club where the number of photos is finite and you worry about the day you won't have any new ones to share.
One of the worst things about having anxiety is the anticipation of anxiety; the dread that hits several days or a week before an event. This dark sense of dread and foreboding can well up out of nowhere...when this occurs, my first reaction is to long for safety and escape from the stressor; this is usually impossible. What helps manage the sense of dread more than anything is finding ways to boost my mood and be more positive.