HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN LIFE WHEN YOU’RE NOT A MORNING PERSON – Confessions of a Night Owl

Confession time: I want to be productive in life, but I am NOT a Morning Person.      

I NEVER bound out of bed in the morning ready to face the day; and when I say never, I really mean never. It doesn’t matter what I’ve got planned. I could be staying at an all-inclusive resort with the ocean right outside my patio door, and I would still need to drag myself out of bed.

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FIND THE MOTIVATION TO TACKLE YOUR DREAMS – AKA The Struggle with Inertia

I’ve got big ideas and great big dreams, but I’ve also got a problem – one that I imagine that most of you probably struggle with: how to find the motivation to chase after those big dreams.

Seriously, I know where I want to go with my life – I can see it so clearly that I can almost feel myself living it.

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WHY ARE THE HEALTHY CHOICES THE HARDEST TO MAKE?

I went to bed last night brimming with the surety that today was going to be the BIG DAY. I was sure that I was ready to make the change, and that today would be the first day of many to follow where I would stick to making healthy choices. The chocolate would stay on the shelf, the Coke would stay in the dispenser, and I would munch on veggies to my heart’s content.

And when I woke up this morning, I knew that it wasn’t just going to happen – it was going to be a struggle, if it was going to happen at all.

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KEEP CALM WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG – Because Nothing Good Comes From Losing Your Cool!

Keep Calm and…

There’s a myriad of different ways that those words can end. I’m sure you’ve seen the messages; they seem to be cropping up everywhere these days.

The original message, Keep Calm and Carry On, dates back to World War II. The British Government was trying to raise morale in the face of potential bombing raids, not something we have to deal with today thankfully, but I don’t think that the message is irrelevant for us.

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LOOKING FOR THE SECRET TO BECOMING A PERFECT PARENT? Stop Right Here!

Have you been searching Pinterest, reading every post you can get your hands on to try and find the secret to becoming a perfect parent? Have you been scouring Facebook in hopes of discovering the life hack that will move your parenting to the next level?

Are you tying yourself up in knots trying to do it all? And coming up short?

Are you wondering what’s wrong with you? Why can’t you get it right, when everyone else seems to be? Continue reading “LOOKING FOR THE SECRET TO BECOMING A PERFECT PARENT? Stop Right Here!”

SEEING THROUGH THE FOG – Coping with Brain Fog

Brain fog – just another one of those fun symptoms that seems to go hand in hand with chronic pain – and it’s a fun one let me tell you.

I don’t know if it’s actually taken quite a while for my brain fog to develop or if I’ve just been living in denial; but, it’s here now. Continue reading “SEEING THROUGH THE FOG – Coping with Brain Fog”

THE WAY YOU SAY THE WORDS MATTERS – 5 Tips to Fix the Way You Speak to your Children

Does it matter how you speak to your children?

You bet it does.

As parents, we are on the frontline of the battle to build, preserve and protect our children’s self-esteem. And it’s not always an easy job. There are lots of things out there just waiting to snag up our children on their way to becoming well-adjusted and contented adults.

And we certainly don’t want to be one of them.

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COPING WITH CHRONIC PAIN – my top 5 drug-free pain management strategies

How is your pain today?

It’s my hope that you’re having a pain free day 🙂 .

As for me, I’m anything but pain free today. In fact, it’s one of those days when I have to pull out all the stops when it comes to finding just a little bit of relief.

Not to mention that it’s taking every bit of my energy to keep functioning.

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DEALING WITH LOSS – There’s Power in Remembering

Dealing with loss is just a part of life.  It’s something that we can’t get away from because life is full of loss.

But that doesn’t mean that it’s easy.

Sometimes it just seems simpler to push the feelings deep down inside and just get on with it. We all have busy lives, and we really don’t have the time to deal with the grief that come with loss. We’ve simply got too much to do.

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YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL – Is Having it All a Harmless Cliché or a Dangerous Myth?

This is an exciting time to be living in! Innovation and the resulting technology is making it possible to experience new things at a pace that has never been seen before. And to top it off, gender roles (actually roles in general) are changing to reflect the fact that we’ve finally figured out that the particular sex you were at birth shouldn’t define you.

You can have it all!

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