How do you really feel about the holidays?
This picture pretty much sums up how I feel about the holidays...LOL!

How do you really feel about the holidays?

How do you really feel about the holidays? I must admit that the period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day is not my favorite time of the year. The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and the landscape takes on a dreary, bare look. My mood is always worse in the winter months. And when I’m in a bad mood, everything looks bleak. I find it hard to watch television or read a newspaper without being affected by all the negativity in our fast-moving news cycle.

Like many people, I tend to experience a feeling of sadness during the holidays. Another year is coming to an end, I’m getting older, and I have a few more aches and pains. (more…)

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Does the omnipresence of technology stress you out?

More news has been coming out about the various effects of technology on our world. As we all know,  technology is extremely pervasive in our lives today! For some, it’s had an amazing contribution to their lives. For others, it’s detracting from their real life interactions with others.

A recent Gallup poll shows that those who feel that technology is causing them more stress still feel they have better lives! So low stress may not be synonymous with life satisfaction for everyone. (more…)

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Do you have any demanding people in your life?
Photo by Marco Jimenez

Do you have any demanding people in your life?

Do you have any demanding people in your life? I know that this is a ridiculous question for me to ask. Everyone does! They come disguised in many forms. It could be a relative, family member, friend, boss, co-worker, customers, or someone who we casually come in contact with such as in a grocery store. Have I left anyone out? Feel free to add to the list!

Have you ever wished that you didn’t have to deal with people all the time? I know that I have. There are some people who cause me to have anxiety, frustration, anger, and in some cases cause me to be just like them…DEMANDING, UNREASONABLE, AND DIFFICULT TO BE AROUND. Can anyone relate to my plight? (more…)

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Is there too much waste in your life?

Due to my highly sensitive, conscientious nature, I find myself bothered when things seem inefficient and wasteful.  I wish I didn’t care so much about these things, but I can’t help but notice! Waste, whether time, money, or emotional energy, plagues us on both a macro (societal) and micro (personal) level.

We read about government excess and wonder why we are heavily taxed. If you think about our political system, politicians spend far more time and money campaigning than they do serving their constituents. I often get sticker shock when I hear of all the money raised in a particular competitive political race. (more…)

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