Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we find ourselves overcome by the stresses of knowing all that we have left to do.   When we are motivated to make great changes but we find that there is a lot of work to be done, it can cause us to sometimes stall out and freeze.  …

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Do you have negative thoughts that ruminate in your mind?    Did you know that it is possible to change your negative thoughts?     Dr. Amen calls them A.N.T.S. or Automatic Negative Thoughts. He says that Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can make it difficult to make decisions; lower your self-esteem; strain relationships; and can lead to depression, anxiety, and even…

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Last year was our first winter in Olympia, Washington.  We rented a small studio while we were looking for a permanent place to live.    We ended up getting pummeled by four snow storms that were not expected, it soon became known as “Snowmageddon.” Apparently it was the snowiest February since 1949 according to Weather…

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If you are serious about improving yourself as a person, if you’re serious about developing yourself, then honesty is an important part of the journey.   Honesty is a key aspect of developing because if you aren’t being honest with yourself, how on earth do you plan to grow?   When we choose dishonesty and…

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While ‘tis the season to be merry, for many, it’s also a season for higher stress, anxiety, and angst, which leads one to behave in ways we will regret later.   During this time of year, many people slip comfortably into unhealthy habits—they may cave in to sugar cravings, have more alcohol and overdose on…

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Kaizen is often used to describe the process of continuous improvement. That means making lots of small changes on a regular basis in order to ultimately improve the operation on a larger scale. It’s often applied to business and particularly to things like manufacturing and engineering.   But it can also be applied to your…

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Are you investing any of your time into self-care habits?   Being productive is a wonderful thing, but too often we get so caught up in doing that we forget that the person doing the thing is every bit as important as whatever we’re trying to accomplish, if not more so.   For most people,…

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  Have you ever dreaded getting out of bed to go to work because your work environment is too stressful?   Many people find that it’s not so much their job that causes them stress, but the people and the environment.  You may find that the people you work with are intolerable or that the…

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Finding Inner Peace in Chaos   Life can be truly hectic, even chaotic, if we don’t stop now and then to take a few minutes for ourselves.   With the invention of computers, our work lives were supposed to get easier, but it’s gotten busier than ever before!   The original mentality was that computers…

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Nothing we love more than Summertime -and nothing says summer more than a kitchen filled with an abundance of zucchini! Since I’ve already cooked up my zucchini “go to” favorites, I really wanted to try something new and experiment with something different. I was able to quickly find 2 yummy sounding recipes on the web…

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