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What’s your reason for the season?

Snowflake -- 'Explored 10 December 2014'We are well into the holiday season, past Thanksgiving (which seems forever ago), heading into Christmas. The countdown is on, there’s not enough time, there’s so much to do. But wait, we do want to slow down and enjoy the season, right?

But what is the reason for the season? It may really vary, depending on a person’s views on religion and faith. Have you taken the time to consider why you do what you do at this time of year? Thinking it through may well help you streamline, and remove some stress. Continue Reading…

7 Rules for a More Positive Attitude

❤ Happy Valentine´s Day ❤Life can be difficult, and sometimes we get discouraged. So often, our attitude is the result of how we think and on what we choose to focus. Here are seven rules for having a better attitude.

  1. Wait to Worry.  What were you worried about last year?  Did any of it really happen?  There are a thousand things to worry about, and only one outcome, at worst, is possible for each circumstance.  So train your mind to hold off on worry, especially about things that can’t be fixed right now.
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The Secret to Dealing with Passive-Aggressive People

It pays to clean off my desk.  I found a great post on how to deal with those people who drive us all crazy — passive/aggressive people.  And it even points out that the passive-aggressive person isn’t getting their needs met, either.

It gives a nice list of passive-aggressive behaviors: Continue Reading…

If you or someone you know has incurred costs from being at the Las Vegas shooting, please check out this link for an application form.  You may be able to get at least partial reimbursement.

Symptoms from Las Vegas shooting are to be expected

We are getting lots of calls from people who are feeling affected by being present at the Las Vegas shooting tragedy.  I thought it would be helpful to post here about symptoms that may be present, and what to look for that may mean extra help or support is needed.

After a traumatic event of any type, but most especially a violent dangerous one, it is very normal to have all sorts of symptoms and feelings as your brain tries to process what happened.  What often helps is be around others who care, and let yourself tell the part of the story that begins with, “I knew I was safe when …”.  Starting from that point, and returning to that point, is very important because it reminds your brain that you are now safe.  You may find that telling the scarier parts of the story is upsetting, or “flood” you with emotion.  If that’s true, please don’t keep repeating it.  Honor your reactions, so that your mind and body can settle down and heal. Continue Reading…