Ripped up my To-Do list

Yup I did.  I ripped up my Christmas To-Do list this week.  I was stressing because my DH (Darling Husband) is looking at some serious medical issues and I was overwhelmed at all I had to do so I ripped up the To-Do list.  Now it is a Maybe do one or two things for…

The time has come

The time is now.  The time to prepare for the holidays is past.  They arrived officially for me today when I didn’t have to set my alarm.  I slept in until 7:00 AM, after I made myself go back to bed at my regular wake up time. My attitude will make all the difference.  Choose…

Merry Christmas

May today bring peace and joy to your home.  Challenges are all around but this is a beautiful time to make new memories.  I can’t control the memories I have from my past but I can create new memories now.  Create a new tradition.  Eliminate activities that are all stress and no joy.  Simplify.  Sit…

Challenge my views

Counseling was a weekly challenge to my life views.  There wasn’t a single part of my life that wasn’t pushed to the max during counseling.  I continue the process.  Before jumping to the idea that I am suggesting you doubt yourself, I learned to challenge long held beliefs. If you always do what you always…

Why fight it?

*********Trigger alert********** The contents of this post may be triggering or disturbing for some readers.  Proceed with caution.   Today at school I challenged students to face their why.  They are writing about their career choices and I am asking them to tell why.  Why do you want to do this career?  What is your…

Blaming Christmas

It is easy to blame Christmas for the stress, frustration, melt downs, depression and other negativity around the season.  However, if you look at it from the perspective that December 25 is a day like any other day it starts to become clear that it is not the day itself; our own expectations of the…