Top five ways to get out of a funk

What is a funk? I have referenced this term for sadness since I was 18 years old. I remember having a mini spiral journal that said "fat lil notebook" on it. On my breaks at Coffee News, where I learned the fine art of foaming milk- I would scribble thoughts down about roommate drama, and crushed feelings while chain-smoking Camel Wides. An entry would start with, "I'm in a funk," and proceed with all the happenings in underground rave culture. At that time, I didn't have much insight into what that really meant, but felt a generalized feeling of unrest and dissatisfaction with life....more

To Thine Own Self Be True

What are you doing to ensure that you are being true to the important woman in your life? Yes, I do mean you!...more

Something’s missing on your to-do list…

Ready to find out what’s missing on your list? YOU!...more

Are Mother’s Selfish?

Buds on the trees, and I see the woodpecker who visits every year in our apple tree.  Sesame, our cat, is chirping at the window wat...more

We could all use a heavy dose of "feel good" and self-care right now.

Jessica Barrett@jessbarretttnwww.mrsjonescoulduseabeer.comOver the last several years, I've really loved learning as much as I can about things like "the power of the mind" and how what you think has so much to do with who you become; your health, your relationships, your successes....more
Meditation. I have an app on my phone to encourage me to do it daily. But it's difficult to ...more

Heal in your own way

If you are looking for a Great read in learning to heal yourself in your own way- Start with Louise L. Hay Book ( You can heal your life)   Here is the Link: http://www.hayhouse.com She has other books that will inspire you and give you tools to use with Self-Care.  Anyone that is in a place in their life- looking for deeper meanings and learning from their life lessons, some of her readings might help you find ways to over come your own obstacles.  ...more

Emotional Care

Yesterday, I spoke on physical self-care.  Honestly, I believe that the physical aspect is probably the easiest to improve and manage.  Emotional self-care is more difficult by far. Taking care of yourself emotionally means making some difficult choices.  Is everyone in your life healthy for you?  Are there toxic people or relationships that really need to go?  We all seem to have that friend who disguises a slam as "just trying to help" or "thought you would want to know". Actually, no....more

An Open Letter to A Friend

Open letters seem to be all the rage, so I’m throwing my ass into the ring and writing one. Why not say these things to my friend (or friends) privately, face to face, over Tequila shots in a bar?...more

Would You Remove Your Cast Before Your Broken Arm Is Healed?

My dad asked me this the other day after he read my previous blog post, "Journey in Trying to Calm the Hell Down."  He was concerned when he saw that I was getting anxious about returning to work.  He was concerned that all the effort I've put in during the past few weeks to calm my mind and gut down would all go to hell if I boarded the anxiety train again.  He asked me not to worry about returning to work, in that he meant for me not to return to work.  He again told me to fuck everything, (when I...more
Hi Barbara...thanks so much for your comment and for sharing your story with me.  You're so ...more

PSA: Listen To Your Body!

Show of hands: how many of you listen to your body? Uh-huh. Same here. Over the years I have been a pretty stubborn person when it comes to going to the doctor. I’m not talking about physicals and womanly checkups and such. Those I do, no problem. What I mean is, when something out-of-the-ordinary comes up, I typically dig my heels in for as long as possible (Queen of Denial) rather than call my doctor. I usually make the call once Jim and I get into an argument discussion about how hard-headed I am. ...more
So true!  I found a lump two months after a  mammogram.  It was cancer.  Listen to your body!!more
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