Category Archives: Musings

Tips to Slowing Down your Sense that Time is Flying By

As I child I would hear adults talk about how fast time was passing and how shocked they were that is was already (fill in the date). I remember not really understanding this, because I felt that time did not race by and at times I even thought it couldn’t possibly move fast enough. Now …

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Rest and relaxation

This opinion – that time spent rejuvenating is wasted time – seems to be a rather popular one; however, every relationship – including the relationship you have with yourself – requires some good ole R & R.

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Having fun even when the money is tight

It is entirely possible to enjoy yourself without spending a dime.

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Emotions Unveiled: The Component Parts of an Emotion

Knowing the existence of the 5 components of an emotion will broaden your understanding of your emotional life and give you an element of choice.

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Chores, chores, chores

Chores, unfortunately, are a part of adult life and to-do lists know how to multiply. While I am not so sure that you can eradicate chores from your daily life, there might be a way to reduce the drudgery involved in these tasks.

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It’s No Longer, “Two Roads” That Diverged

Finding calm and certainty within our opportunity rich society can feel like an impossible and daunting task.

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Patience: Angelic Virtue or Product of Non-Angelic Frustration?

The old adage states that patience is a virtue, which of course it is, however the adage does not make known that patience is not born from patience but rather frustration.

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Cough Drops and Too Little Sleep: How Bodily Health Impacts Your Feelings

So the next time you are dealing with some minor health struggles or are overly tired, remember the impact these bodily states can and will have on your feelings and try one of the steps discussed above.

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Searching for Love

The search for the sparks of passion, for the soul stirring and quiet spaces of true love continues even once you connect to and build a life with your mate.

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How to Conquer Fear

One of my graduate school professors told a parable about fear, which went something like this (with some dramatics added in by me): Long ago and far away a young student went to her teacher and asked what her daily lesson was. Her teacher replied that she was to conquer fear and with that left …

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