Saturday, November 28, 2009
Jeeze, it's been months since I've been on here. I've really got no good excuse. I have been busier at work and have kind of fallen "off the wagon" so to speak with my weight loss goals and exercise. I guess I just started to get a bit overwhelmed with everything suddenly; work, family, even this website (among others). I just felt like I couldn't keep up and needed to take a break.
I know I need to get back into it, I've gained some of the weight back and gotten back into some bad habits again. It's a bit depressing, and that doesn't help either, but I know I've just got to re-commit and set some goals again. I've got to just start from scratch all over again and stick with it!
Thanks for the support, even while I wasn't visiting here. I miss you guys and I'm grateful especially to those who are helping with the "Dealing with Anxiety" team and the "Class" team. I feel bad for not being there to help out.
I'll be back soon!
Love you all,
Sunday, June 07, 2009
I found this article and thought I'd share it. Easier said than done, but I hope it can help someone...
Each of us has moments when the stress in our lives seems overwhelming. We've just started a new job, had a baby, gotten married or faced an illness. But every day life can be filled with stressful moments as well. Here are a few tips to help life balance out.
We're surrounded by noise. The TV's always going. The radio gets turned on the moment we get in the car. The loud speakers blare as we grocery shop. It's a noisy world and that noise can add to stress levels. Enjoy the peacefulness of quiet. Intentionally spend 15 to 30 minutes in peaceful silence. You don't even have to do anything but listen to the silence if you don't want to.
Start Your Day on a Positive Note
Don't get bogged down by last night's dishes, early morning laundry chores or racing around the house to get yourself ready for work. That's just starting your day loaded with stress. Start the day by reading from your favorite inspirational book. Have a cup of coffee on your back porch looking at the sun rise. Take a few moments and write in your journal. The world will wait and you will be ready for it.
Take Time for Yourself Every Day.
Do something you enjoy every day. It can be something as simple as taking a walk with your puppy pal, or stroking your kitty cat. Value yourself by giving yourself a treat. If you love to garden but just haven't had the time. Make the time. Buy an assortment of herbs and pots and potter for a bit. Doing something you like is a great stress buster.
Only Worry When it Counts
There are some things you can control and many you can't. Only worry about what you can control, otherwise it's wasted. For example: If you're in charge of a family reunion picnic -- you can't control the weather. What you can control is the location. So make sure that there is a rained-out alternative just in case, then you won't have to worry about the weather.
What's Really the Problem?
Often we overreact to situations because we're concerned about something else. Say, your boss comes in and asks you to fast track a project you've been working on and you become livid with outrage. Maybe you're not really angry with your boss, the project or the new deadline. It could be you're upset because your teenage son didn't come home till past midnight. If you can figure out what's really the problem you can save yourself a lot of stress and concentrate on solving the problem, instead of creating new ones.
Live Each Day for That Day
The past can't be repeated it can only be learned from. The future hasn't happened yet. Right now is the only time you have. Learn to let go of events in the past. Don't aggravate yourself by thinking what you might have done. Forgive yourself for your mistakes and remember what you've learned.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It's been one year now since the tragedy of Cody's death. One year since I blogged about it here and got so much support.
This is a poem dedicated to the young man who was violently killed just for stating that he wanted to become a police officer. Two others were also seriously injured, one of those being my DD's boyfriend.
There will come a day
when your tears of sorrow
will softly flow into tears of remembrance...
and your heart will begin to heal itself...
and grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy...
and you will hear the whisper of hope.
There will come a day
when you will welcome the tears of remembrance...
as a sunshower of the soul...
a turning of the tide...
a promise of peace.
There will come a day when you will...
go on believing...
and treasure the tears of remembering.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
All is well, my daughter didn't get sick at all. I did though, not with the Swine Flu, but another bad flu like illness that had me out for over a week. I'm still recovering.
Anyways, it's a long weekend here and I have the following week off too so I'm on vacation!!! I'll probably go visit my mom again on the island and just relax! Woohoo! I'll also have more time to get on the site here and contribute more.
Thanks for all your support so far.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I've been having major anxiety lately because my DD left for Cancun, Mexico yesterday morning (Monday). She's 18 now and worked hard for so long while going to university so that she could go on this vacation with her friends who have been through so much this past year. Of course us parents have nagged them about hand washing, etc so we can only hope that they are all being very cautious. I even went to my lab and scooped up some masks that they could wear (but I doubt they are).
Today at work, one of the first confirmed swine flu cases here in BC came in today (he's not contagious anymore) and I took his blood. Of course I asked about where he was and where he stayed, and found out he was in Cancun and stayed in the very same hotel my DD and her friends are staying at. Wonderful!! Anxiety up! He was on the front page of the Vancouver Sun today and on the CBC news talking about it.
As long as she's careful, the odds that she contracts the strain should be low. If she does contract it, then I hope its the mild cases that have mainly been reported in North America. Still not fun, but at least, and hopefully not deadly.
I still worry though....
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