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Blinders Help You See

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Passion & Purpose

“Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far.” – Chris Evert I always thought blinders on horses were cruel, but I’m having second thoughts. As ... (read more)

Who’s Pressing Your Buttons?

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind

“Parents know how to push your buttons because, hey, they sewed them on.” – Camryn Manheim In my work as a nurse, I’ve spent a lot of time around grumpy, angry, demanding ... (read more)

When It Hurts, Say “Ouch!”

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Health & Wellness, Healthy mind

I’ll never forget the day little Danny fell off the five- foot-high plastic slide at the neighborhood playground. He and some of the other three-year-olds were being rambunctious, the way ... (read more)

Does Anger Rule You or Fuel You?

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Soul & Spirit

Psychologists have pointed out that depression is often the result of anger turned inward. Maybe that’s why depression’s grip on my life was broken when I turned my anger into ... (read more)

Safe People — and Those Who Aren’t

This post is filed under: Friendship, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Relationships

I’ve been blessed with a few lifelong friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin. They are always ready to help if I have a need, and I ... (read more)

Side Trips and Dead-Ends on the Road to Well-Being

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Family, Healthy mind, Relationships

Each decade of life seems to carry its own epiphany. During that decade between 10 and 20, for example, I discovered that boys really did make a positive contribution to ... (read more)

Power Source

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Midlifestylers, Self Esteem, Women

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” When your furnace quits working or your ... (read more)

Discover Your Unique Voice

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Fun & Adventure, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Midlife, Midlifestylers, Passion & Purpose, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

As a singer and songwriter, I have tried many different styles of music in the quest to find my own “personal sound.” As with most people just starting out in their ... (read more)

Cleanse Your Mind and Unclog Your Life

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For some folks, it’s the parties and the midnight kisses on New Year’s Eve. For others, it’s the love and good luck cooked into black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. For ... (read more)

Power off, So You Can See

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The power went out in my neighborhood recently. It happened in the middle of the night, and what seemed like a sudden silence in my home jolted me awake. Nothing was ... (read more)

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