Engage Your Senses to Lift Your Mood

What does it do to your mood when you see a clear blue sky? How about when you smell leaves burning or a flowering tree? Our five senses not only inform us about our surroundings, but influence our experience of them. If you’ve ever tried to sell a house, you’ve heard the advice about baking […]

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I Hate Mother’s Day

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that, I could take a nice long vacation and take all the people who say it someplace far, far away. Any guesses about when they would want to go? What kind of person hates Mother’s Day? There are actually a few different groups. This article […]

Habits to Improve Your Day

Do you start every day with sunshine and a smile? Do you end it with a contented sigh? Would you like to? It may seem a little out of reach, but it’s far more attainable than you may think. There is actually a skill involved, and all skills can be taught. What a relief that we […]

Habits to Bookend Your Day

Count Your Blessings

Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Gratitude Muscle

Gratitude is like a muscle. The more you use it, the more it grows. The opposite is also true, but not only does it shrink and wither without use, it seems to get replaced by complaint muscles. Complaint muscles are ugly, bulky, and tend to make people stay away. Science has shown time and again […]

A Busy Day Doesn’t Have To Be A Stressful Day

Today is going to be busy. There are things to do and not enough time to do them. Between the time and brain power needed to accomplish all that needs to be done, it’s looking like an impossible feat. You can feel it in every part of your body: the knot in your stomach, the […]

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Weed Your Mind

Don’t you love the sense of accomplishment you get after a spring day spent cleaning up the garden? You’re tired and sore, but you feel relaxed and get to enjoy the beauty and see a clear difference. Imagine having that happen in your mind. When is the last time you “weeded” out your mind? Unlike garden weeds, […]

Your Phone: A Stress Management Toolbox?

Let’s face it: Having the world at our fingertips is both a blessing and a curse. The constant accessibility, the draw to check on this or that, the buzzing and increasingly strange noises . . . it’s enough to make you a little nuts. The good news is that your phone can also be your sanity […]

Apps to Manage Stress