As we make our way on our journey out of the hell that is living with frequent panic attacks and anxiety, we may find that our anxiety triggers change over time. What used to make you panic just doesn’t anymore. Of course that is such a huge relief!
But now that you’re getting better, you may find that new things pop up and they leave you feeling anxious again. Or you have a minor setback..Once more, anxiety seems to be rearing its ugly head, and it leaves you feeling unsettled.
So what can you do? A lot actually Continue reading
Today we’re going to talk about taking positive action steps- to easily create the life you want and deserve!
Over the past Christmas I went to visit my brother in Chicago. I picked up a magazine at the airport to help pass the time. There was an article I read in it about writing down your 10 best life goals on paper day. You write them in the present tense, very simply stated, and as if the goal were already met.
The act of writing embeds the words and thoughts into your subconscious, which is where the magic happens. Your subconscious believes the words, and as you continue this exercise daily, you will see that the things you write about will come to pass.
Last night I wrote down 7 goals for my life, for this year 2015, that I want to make happen.
My goals are to be happy in my life emotionally, happy in my family, happy and successful at work, and healthy. I want a healthy marriage and for my husband and I to both have good jobs.
Tonight I will rewrite these goals, and continue each night.
This is taking positive action to create the life I want. I will turn 50 at the end of this year, and I intend to make 49 the very best year possible for me. Continue reading
More and more I am learning that being in a state of gratitude is such an antidote to unhappiness, stress, anxiety, you name it. With that in mind, I think it’s high time for the 2015 Thankful Thursday Holiday Edition!
Be grateful. Be grateful every day. Get still and cultivate a feeling of appreciation for yourself, your body, your mind, your life. Being alive feels so wonderful. Feel the rhythm of your breath, listen to your heartbeat as you sit quietly.
Just take a few minutes as you read this post and let yourself feel appreciative and happy. That is the feeling of being grateful. When you are grateful, you are in a very positive mindset. This is a powerful way to live, and it protects you from all unhappiness… Continue reading
Our minds are wonderful tools. Remembering to use our minds wisely- especially when we don’t feel great- can be a challenge. Using our minds wisely means to make good choices with where we choose to focus our thoughts and attention. It’s easy to get sucked into negativity.
But remember that we always have the power to make good choices with our minds. We can always choose to change our focus from something negative to positive
Yesterday I was at the gym. I had one half hour to get in some exercise before I had to go in to work. So I just got on an elliptical machine and started going… Continue reading
All spring and summer I found myself doing a lot of emotional eating. Thankfully I didn’t gain a lot of weight, but I ate late almost every night and too heavily and then went to bed feeling full and disgusted. I would find I still felt bloated and gross the next morning.
I am now sporting a mini muffin top, you know that roll of fat around the tummy area? Yes it’s lovely. Well, there is diabetes in my family, and being a nurse, I know that belly fat is a huge factor in developing type II diabetes. So this emotional eating habit is something I really wanted to work on… Continue reading
Yesterday I got the very good news that my lump is benign. So very grateful. Thank you Lord and thank you to everyone who sent a prayer or good wish.
The procedure I had done is called a core needle biopsy. I did not have a good experience. Something went wrong and the doctor hit an area with no numbing medicine. The machine jumped and hit a nerve or something. I bled a lot and it was very painful. My boob is still bruised and sore.
It just so happens that 2 other girls that I work with also had breast biopsies last week. One of them- her name is Sue- a very sweet girl who I like a lot- found out she has invasive breast cancer. She is going to Sloane Kettering today with her husband.
So very sad for her news. She is around my age and has 2 young adult children. She looked so fragile and scared to me at work yesterday. I know she is trying to be brave for her family.
I just can’t believe how pervasive breast cancer is in our society today. God bless all the brave women who have to fight this battle.
I wish you peace,