Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on... Read more
John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
When I was newly home from graduate school and working my first full-time job, finding a husband and starting a family seemed to be the next expected step in the progression toward adulthood. I was looking forward to having someone to share my life w... Read more
We live in a culture that's always on the go. We are constantly plugged in to the Internet and are accessible to everyone all the time. We eat in our cars, rushing from must-dos to have-tos. We get in to the office early. We stay late. We take ca... Read more
Smiling happens without much thought. When you watch a friend do something silly or embarrassing, you smirk. When a police officer lets you off without a ticket, you grin. And when you are recognized for your top performance in academics or at work,... Read more
Inference: a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
A social cue can either be a verbal or non-verbal hint, which can be positive or negative. These cues guide conversation and other social interactions. A few examples of social... Read more
It might sound weird that having my aunt and her husband stay the night at our house would cause me anxiety, but it DOES. It's only one night, and it's a week night so it's not like I'm under any obligation to stay up late an entertain. Ugh I'm just... Read more
Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling... Read more
I plan everything for the week..when I will work out, what I will eat, and more importantly when I will most likely overindulge because of a celebration, a party etc. I exercise extra that day and eat a smaller lunch.... Read more
Start small, celebrate often! Just one baby step at a time!You can do it!;.•♥ Kelly ♥•¸ .Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything!Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public _journal_individua... Read more
If you live alone, you’re not...well, alone. From 1940 to 2003, the percentage of single-person households in the United States rose by over 1000%, from 2.7% of all households to 27%. There are now more single-person households than traditional famil... Read more
Feeling anxious? From piling bills to your hectic schedule, a lot can make you uneasy. Start breathing a bit easier because these simple strategies can quiet your racing mind. Ahh, that's better.The psychologist says…Know when to get helpI... Read more
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