Stress and Communication: Getting Clear About Expectations

Expectations are those things you look forward to or consider a sure deal to happen. Life just seems a little more manageable with a clear list of requirements. What happens when your expectations don’t pan out? ...

Lifestyle and Stress: Warning Signs of Life Burnout

Lifestyle choices can greatly contribute to burnout. Chronic stress can take a toll with responsibilities in your home, work and personal lives. The nervous system lives on overdrive in order to get things done. Denial kicks ...

How to Stress Less During Holiday Shopping

Preparing for the holiday shopping adventure can be a little daunting, to say the least. Getting ready for dealing with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping? Here are some tips to keep the joy of ...

Stress and Holidays: How to Plan for a Thankful Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday brings back fond memories from many years ago. Mom and dad would bundle up the kids and travel to my grandparents’ home. Dad would always sing “Over the River and Through the Woods” ...

Resentment: How Holding a Grudge Affects Your Stress Level

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head”- Ann Landers Resentments block any possibility for peace and happiness. If you have ever felt betrayed, cheated, or that an injustice has been ...

Prioritize Now: Four Ways to Focus and Get More Things Done

Many years ago, I had to complete student work assignments for my occupational therapy degree. Students were rated on their performance, including the area of productivity skills. One area checked on my evaluation was learning to ...
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