I've had a lot on my mind these past few days. Monday when I was babysitting I almost broke the crib. It is an old one that pulls down and you put it back up and somehow it came out of the slots but we managed to get it back in thank goodness. Then the baby was standing up and fell down and hit his head. I know babies have accidents but I felt responsible since I was watching him. When I watched him Tuesday I was trying to keep him in one area so he would hurt himself. It was not an easy thing to do since he want's to get into everything....more
I had a friend asked me about the Kord Campbell article in the New York Times . Kord almost lost a $1.3 million dollar deal because he was so busy multitasking he missed the initial offer to purchase his company.
"No," I told him, "I actually make the time to be off of the computer." It isn’t my total connection to the world. I learned my life requires a balance. It is not healthy to splinter my energies into dead end tasks.
More importantly, no device and no amount of busy work will stand between me and $1.3 million dollars.
Do you ever find yourself caught in the chaos of your own mind, trying to figure it all out, thinking about all the things you have to do and find yourself exhausted before you’ve even accomplished anything? Have you ever considered that rather than trying to change your thoughts, you could change the questions you’re asking of yourself?...more
But of course, you prolly already knew that, huh? But it’s true, I got it from my doctor. Today I went to see a dermatologist. This was actually my second trip to the dermatologist. My first visit was with one back in the winter....more
Quick fixes, instantly ready, right-now attitudes are everywhere. And it is because our society has moved to this type of perspective that our eating habits have fallen to unhealthy, riddled with saturated fat and high sodium intake. Trying to eat healthy can be overwhelming for people who work full time, have children and are trying to cram 30 hours of to-dos into a 24 hour day. Beginning to sound familiar?...more
It's been a year since I set this account up. Not that I don't have plenty to say. This past year has been crazy for me. It feels like the older I get the faster life speeds by me. So many things are happening in my life right now. I find myself looking back to my past regretting not doing things differently. I'm not sure if it is maturity or menopause. (More on this later). My children are grown and working on their lives. None of them have children yet. This is good for them but difficult for me. I am excited at the thought of being a Grandma....more
by Lissa Rankin, MDApril is National Stress Awareness Month. A few points from a 2004 American Psychological Association Survey tells us why this we need a whole month to remind us why we need to chill out:...more
Why are you guilt-ridden the moment you take some time to yourself? Why does what little personal time you have always disintegrate into doing-something-for-somebody-else time?
At last you have an hour to yourself!...more
Recently I did a radio interview about working moms and talked about why I stopped working. My closest friends said I downplayed my nervous breakdown, making it sound like a really bad day (instead of a really bad year). It's true that I played it down. I was embarrassed. It's one thing to write about it, it's another to talk about it, live. On the radio. With a million people listening....more
Once we become conscious of the world around us, we begin a struggle to come to peace with ourselves and the world, to come to terms with the mysterious and in large measure unknown universe. Sages and seers have uncovered the answers within themselves through meditation. Today the world is going back to this age-old technique for wholesome living....more
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