It's an all too common mistake that we make each year, and could save ourselves a ton of headache with a little preparation for Winter. I grew up in North Dakota, and have lived on each coast of the US, as well as Texas over the years. Each place is different, so of course you may need to adjust your preparation plans accordingly.at present, I live in Southern California, so I don't have much of a winter that I have to deal with, but there are some things that are still necessary.
How often do you ask yourself this question: what do you want to achieve in the next 1-5 years? I cannot tell you how many times I have asked that of myself. I am continuously thinking about the future and where I will be in the next 5 years. It's sort of an obsession; I am always making a list of things to-do with specific actions and deadlines for when the goals must be achieved. Honestly, goal-setting is one of my favorite things to do. Each time I get ready to map out the future, I think about how fast time flies and what I can realistically achieve in that period....more
At the end of every year I think very hard about making some New Years resolutions. I ponder it, ruminate on it and then I decide not to do it. This is not because I am a non-comformist, it is simply because I suck a following through on anything so named a "resolution". I guess you could say I am not very resolved. ...more
Both my children are napping. It's a treat that is about to end soon. I have a list of things I wanted to accomplish and a second cup of coffee perched against my leg. The coffee is almost all gone. The list has yet to be started and I hear my one year old beginning to twist and turn and grunt - all signs that she is soon to wake up. Which means my two year old will be up soon after. ...more
Oh, the holidays! Fa la la la la. Such fun, so festive, a time of celebration! Or, as it’s known in my world, HOLY SHIT ARE THERE REALLY ONLY 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS??????? The fact that the past year has been a complete blur isn’t really surprising to me. However, the fact that we’re 18 days away from the New Year is shocking. Where has all the time gone? And now it’s the holidays! Do I have a tree? Nope. Gifts purchased? About 5 percent of what I need to get. Holiday plans? Not-a-one, unless “sleep until noon every day” counts. ...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
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