Tag Archives: stress

Why Do I Feel Guilty?

by on October 15, 2012

Admittedly there are times when you should feel guilty.  For instance, if you cause harm to another person, take something that does not belong to you, or lie about something to get your own way, you should feel guilty because you have done wrong.  But this is not the guilt that plagues you, that guilt… (more…)

9/11/01: A Day to Remember

by on September 11, 2012

For most people, remembering 9/11/01 is about remembering where they were when they first heard the news. It is easy to recall it since it was such a shocking day filled with tragedy after tragedy and while most felt numb that day, recall of the event now includes emotions of great sadness, grief, despair, and… (more…)

Why Rest?

by on August 25, 2012

For a musician, the symbol for rest on a sheet of music signals them to completely stop playing for an interval of time.  It is a period of silence that is sometimes used as a dramatic pause to draw attention to the next few stanzas, sometimes it is used as relief for the intensity of… (more…)

What Not to Say to Your Unemployed Spouse

by on August 25, 2012

Having your spouse out of work for any extended period of time can be stressful especially in an economy where the unemployment rate is the highest it has been in over 20 years.  Many unemployed workers are looking for any job whether it is in their profession or not just to cover the bills.  In… (more…)

To Sleep or Not…

by on August 24, 2012

To sleep, or not to sleep—that is the question: Whether it is better for the mind to ponder The outrageous thoughts and dreams Or to tackle the sea of problems And by challenging end them.  To wake, to sleep— Which one— Yes, which one.  It is some ridiculous hour when by all logic you should… (more…)

The Stress of Moving: Setting Reasonable Expectations

by on August 24, 2012

Admittedly, the title of this article may cause you to respond with a “no duh” comment.  Having to pack up all of your belongings, sort and organize them, label boxes, hope that nothing breaks, and then unpack everything while trying to find a new home for your stuff is stressful enough.  Add to that whatever… (more…)

Conquering a move and the excess baggage of life

by on August 24, 2012

There is nothing quite like moving to remind you just how much stuff you have in the hidden corners of your home.  Things seem to procreate over time and that one small pile of papers to review on your desk now has another pile on the dining room table and yet another in the kitchen. … (more…)

Help for Hurting Families

by on August 23, 2012

There are times in our lives when things happen that hurt us.  Perhaps it is the disappointment of our children, the broken trust of our spouse, the betrayal of a friend, the abandonment of a family member, the failure of a business, or the rejection of a neighbor.  Whatever the incident, we have a choice… (more…)

What a Pain in the Back!

by on August 23, 2012

It was sometime during my 7th month of pregnancy with our third child that my husband found out he would be gone six weeks prior to our child’s expected birth and for six weeks following our child’s birth for a job.  Having the foresight of two prior pregnancies and knowing that my mother could not stay for… (more…)

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