Distrust and Stress

In What Makes Love Last? John Gottman writes about the importance of trust in relationships. ...more

Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress Level

You may feel there's absolutely nothing you could do about your stress level.You know: the bills will not stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your job and household responsibilities will consistently be there.Well, sorry to disappoint you but there is....more

After Three It Just Gets Louder: Why More Kids = Less Stress

When it comes to kids, three is the magic number... for stress.Mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels...more
Love it! I also had five children and have just embarked on grandparenthood... (I recommend it.) ...more

Only a Small Disaster

Day 2 of daily blogging and I am typing this on my phone in my bed with the lights off, because I was about to snuggle down into my ergonomic pillow and drift away to sleep but then I remembered that I hadn't posted yet.So here you go. Please excuse typos; tiny keyboards are hard. As are Mondays. This Monday was full of excitement!I lost my water bottle- somewhere INSIDE the house! I baked muffins! I re-dyed too light jeans in the bathtub AND didn't stain the bathtub forever! My life is also full of excitement!...more

7 Ways to Successfully Cope with a Stressful Work Environment

My last job environment was stressful... really stressful. The work itself was fine; it was the same work I had been doing for over a year, and for the most part, I genuinely enjoyed it. The stress had less to do with the work itself, and everything to do with the environment created by my employer. Simply put, it was awful....more
In the last few months before quitting my job, I did reach out more to my peers. Since they ...more

Working parents are suffering in silence

At 5 pm, I have been working for eight and a half hours. I probably don't even know what time it is. In fact, I am probably in a meeting, since I work for a bicoastal company and it is only 2 pm on the other coast. (That tends to be a popular meeting time.) ...more

This man is going to give me health problems I swear.

So my dad is supposed to work today, he is on a 5 am- 1 pm shift. We wake up, and go to open the front door to let sunlight in and surprise! My dad's car is in the driveway at 9 am! He hasn't come out of the bedroom yet so I don't know why he's at home. He could've overslept, felt too sick to work, the guy who was supposed to train him didn't show up, etc. It just makes me so nervous not knowing yet because he's told us that lately the place he works at seems to be firing people after making one mistake....more

Doing nothing on a day off

I have a day off soon. I am not going on any trips or spending time with friends or traveling somewhere fun. I am not doing anything but sitting still, ignoring all chores, and enjoying the idea that no one needs me. And I am crazy excited about it. ...more

How to Reduce Stress While Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be stressful. Any woman who has planned a wedding can tell you that no truer words have ever been spoken. It’s an amazing experience. It can be fun. It can be special to share it with your fiance, your mom, or your bridesmaids. And it can also cause you to cry and throw things and contemplate calling off the wedding. All of the above. I know wedding planning takes a lot of energy, but it’s also important to devote some time to your mental health and relieving the stress that planning your wedding has caused you....more

Get your worry in check with this one simple trick

 I’m a worrier and I always have been. I’m not sure if it’s my genetics, being the oldest child in my family, or the way I was raised, but in any case, I’ve had worry lines on my forehead since I was ten years old. I remember my parents always saying to me “Luisa, just relax!” But as anyone who worries knows, this is easier said than done....more