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Anxiety? Just Invite Brad Pitt to Dinner.

Some anxiety – I like to call it catastrophizing, is basically like entering into a very vivid daydream about every worst-case scenario possible. What if my partner dies in a car crash? What if they’re disabled? What if my daughter isn’t careful and someone abuses her? What if we go bankrupt and end up homeless? Happily, there is a great way to fix it. Continue reading

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Mommy Burn-Out… Eek!

I am honestly awe-struck by how well Laura juggles the responsibility of a full-time career and three busy kiddos at home, and I’d like to share some of the things that I observed in her that I think would be useful for the other mommies I see. Don’t worry, my next post will also be health-related things you can try, not just parenting things. Mostly I want to say bless your hearts – it truly takes a special person to be a great parent. We all have the mechanical equipment necessary to create a child, but I think very few people have the grace and strength to actually parent that child well. So here is what I’m going to call “Laura’s List for Avoiding Mommy Burn-Out.” Continue reading

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Simple 3 Minute Meditation Technique to Help Anxiety

Part of the problem with anxiety is that your thoughts become “real.” If you are worrying about disease, or death, or a loved one, or robbers or whatever it is that you happen to worry about, notice how your body reacts. For most people their hearts beat more quickly, their breathing becomes shallow, their bodies tense up and they feel a knot or a tightening in their belly in response to that fear. And yet, you are sitting safe and secure in your house with nothing actually happening to harm you. Continue reading

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When it rains…

Everything really does happen at once, doesn’t it? This is all about those days when you feel like screaming.

Here are my tips and tricks about staying balanced when you’re running 12 steps behind your life. Continue reading

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On limits and New Years Resolutions…

The terror of New Years Resolutions is upon us. This year, I’m trying for attainable, for a change. Therefore, my personal resolution is to listen more to my body. It sounds simple, but just like every other resolution, it isn’t. Continue reading

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