Why Are You Reluctant to Stop Doing It All?

When the behaviors of a Type A are out of control, we can take responsibility for situations and outcomes, for the feelings and experience or others, and for absolutely everything around us. We think everything is our responsibility, and thus, within our control to affect. We fear if we don’t take care of everything needing to get done, there will be horrible consequences....more

Have You Become a Type A Personality?

The concept of a Type A personality has not been around for long. It was actually identified in the 1950s by two cardiologists, Drs. Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman, who were studying coronary heart disease. They found a link between personality types and heart disease. According to their research, they identified three types of behaviors:• Type A, which they labeled as competitive, ambitious, impatient, aggressive, and fast-talking;• Type B, which is more relaxed and non-competitive, and• Type C, which is hardworking, but becomes apathetic when faced with stress....more

In Honor of Rest: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There!

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.” – Lin Yutang...more
Thanks for sharing, ShantiOm.  I love that we can experience our personal zen zone in a variety ...more

Give Me a Growth Mindset

OVERWHELMEDI know you know how I feel. My head is about to explode, my frown lines have frown lines, my chest feels tight, my jaw is locked down and I can't stop thinking about how much I have to do. Today is one of those days. Sometimes it seems like "easy" is no where in sight. Deadlines abound (crunch-time). Where is the relief?...more

Your Deepest Yes

OVERWHELMEDI know you know how I feel. Like my head is about to explode, my frown lines have frown lines, my chest feels tight, my jaw is locked down and I can't stop thinking about how much I have to do. Today is one of those days. Sometimes it seems like "easy" is no where in sight. Deadlines abound (crunch-time). Where is the relief?...more

Chalk One Up for Positive Parenting

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What's your stress hour look like?

Most nights, when I get home from work, I immediately start cooking dinner. The first hour after I get home is a bit of a blur: There is food to prepare, people to greet and those morning chores to complete (if I didn't finish them earlier). If I can get dinner on the table by 6:45, then it is a really good day....more

How to Reduce Stress and Create Success through Micro-Action

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler, Futurist ...more

The Best Meditation Techniques for Absolute Beginners

During high school, I craved Thursday mornings. While most kids were pressing the snooze button on their alarm clocks, I was alert and at school long before the first bell would ring. A few friends of mine started a Yoga Club and were desperate for new members – so I decided to give it a try. They recruited a lovely local yoga teacher to donate her time for our weekly sessions, and we all would pile into the stinky high school wrestling room for class. The lights were dim, the music was soft, and all the stress of college applications and high school drama seemed to just melt away....more

Ten ways to have a great kid's party

It's birthday party season at our house.  We have three kids with three birthdays within three months.  And since I've learned quite a bit about throwing parties over the years, I thought I'd share some of my valuable secrets with you!...more
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