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How to Break a Funk

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How to Break a Funk

I have bad days…sometimes a no-good-terrible run of several days. Funk sneaks in unwelcome and quickly compounds, building incrementally until it’s all-consuming, heavy, opposing and thick. The minute I realize the funk is upon me, I’m already knee deep and when funk settles in, it brings along it’s annoying friend ‘Idontwanna’. You should walk… ‘Idontwanna’.  You should call a friend…’Idontwanna’.  Get up and get moving…’Idontwanna’.  She wines that you deserve this break, that you aren’t qualified, authorized, or equipped to do a single thing. But no. It’s not the truth. It’s a big, fat unadulterated lie to keep you hidden,...

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How to Be Less Anxious

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How to Be Less Anxious

There it is, the spiraling thought process that creates an anxious heart. My mental to-do and where to start often increase to a paralyzing place. For daughter,  fears of an unknown future echo and increase within. Whatever the origin, these are the top tricks I use to chip away at anxious thoughts:   Brain dump: Every Sunday evening, I empty my brain of all the to-dos that will inevitably bounce and echo until they are on paper, and even still. Let it all out…through the ink, onto the paper and out of the brain.  On paper they no longer bounce...

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Be Gone, Mom Guilt

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Be Gone, Mom Guilt

Heading to Hershey Spa for the day and Mom Guilt is starting to creep. Mom Guilt is yucky. Mom guilt says we aren’t deserving, it whispers that there are better, more effective things to do.  And yet, the need to rest is so restorative… time with good friends is good for the soul.  I work hard, differently than others but hard still, and the rest that comes from being with a good friend while being completely pampered is so necessary. Today, I say no.  I’m not wearing that itchy shawl of guilt.  It doesn’t fit well anyway…it’s frumpy and dumpy,...

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