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Month: January 2017

Have Chocolate Every Day and 3 Other Delightfully Simple Ways to Bring More Joy Into Your Life

Have Chocolate Every Day and 3 Other Delightfully Simple Ways to Bring More Joy Into Your Life

I have been walking around my house carrying a box of chocolate covered pecan clusters that was given to me in a secret Santa exchange by a friend over the holidays. It had somehow been placed in a cubbie in my mud room, and I only recently discovered it when looking for winter hats and scarves that needed washing. You can only imagine the sheer joy of my discovery. I very rarely buy sweets for myself or my family, probably…

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Simple Stress Management Tips from Your Friendly, Neighborhood Hypochondriac

Simple Stress Management Tips from Your Friendly, Neighborhood Hypochondriac

Raise your hand if you’re a hypochondriac with a generalized anxiety disorder. Very few things are quite as triggering as convincing ones self that the current discomfort in my neck could only be the result of some malignant tumor, and going down a dark WebMD path to prove it. Regardless of how irrational it may seem, it is incredibly difficult to extricate myself from obsessive thoughts regarding my health, but some techniques and exercises do help. As I find myself…

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The #1 Thing You Should Do this Weekend? Absolutely Nothing

The #1 Thing You Should Do this Weekend? Absolutely Nothing

It’s all about football in my house this weekend. We are officially two tubs of salsa in, with no signs of slowing down (just like Dak and the Beast Elliot, go Dallas!!). It feels so good to be absolutely focused on a single thing, especially such an easy thing to do such as watching TV, that I am kind of in awe of how we are spending our Saturday. I am pretty sure this is how one feels when they…

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Why Nebulous Goals So Often Fail

Why Nebulous Goals So Often Fail

It is officially the second week of 2017, a time when a quarter of all New Year’s resolutions have started to be forgotten, just like the location of those shiny dumbbells you got for Christmas. In a previous post, I wrote about why writing ones goals is a critical first step to actually achieve them in the long run. It’s not just the visibility, because one can always accidentally throw out that one piece of scrap paper where we wrote…

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