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OneKidsMom does anger management on two feet

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Beware, Barb's experimenting with new software... learning to merge her Webcam talks with her phone video... and today I'm sharing it with my Spark buds!

The things I'm having to manage anger about range from losing my sister in law waaaay too soon to my way of thinking to the tight time crunch and unrealistic expectations. And it's not just anger. Add sadness. Add fear or anxiety. Add in any negative emotion that could use a little "management". Here's what I'm doing about them these days.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOGLADY13 8/5/2013 9:38PM

    Indeed. Spark on, Sister, Spark on!

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PATRICIAAK 8/4/2013 11:21AM

    take care

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CONCHA77 8/4/2013 10:02AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! I did see your video and yes, how amazing it is when we take the time to see all of life's pleasures. It soothes the soul. What a Blessing.
Thanks for sharing your world, Barb.

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LESLIELENORE 8/3/2013 7:02PM


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MIRAGE727 8/3/2013 5:53PM

    I love it, Barb! Great video AND your solution is perfect! Be well, my friend!

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DLDMIL 8/3/2013 5:48PM

    Thank you so much for your vlog today. It home today for me as well regarding "stress/anger" management. July was not a good month for me with the death of my father, and it has been hard at times to do my job as an HR Manager with some of the people I have to work with. I will definitely take your words to heart today and learn from them going forward. I need to get up earlier every morning and meet the sun for a grateful few minutes of peace and beauty.

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NEW-CAZ 8/3/2013 4:57PM

    emoticon emoticon

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DEBRITA01 8/3/2013 4:13PM

    Good to hear the voice that goes with the wise words. What a great way to manage stress/anger...thanks for taking us along today. emoticon

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AUNTB63 8/3/2013 2:54PM

    Absolutely a great blog....good work on merging your video of the peaceful looking so early in the morning. Have a wonderful weekend.

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SPINNINGJW 8/3/2013 2:13PM

    Nothing quite like a lake at sunrise to make everything right with the world.

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WATERMELLEN 8/3/2013 1:22PM

    Love this blog -- it's great to hear your voice, see your face and share your gorgeous sunrise world.

I agree that "stress" is often unacknowledged anger. But -- sometimes that anger is a signal that something needs to change and we suppress it and call it "stress" because we're not ready yet to make the change.

You just mind find that "Mind Over Mood" workbook useful: I know I do when it's time to rethink management of the inevitable anxiety or depression that living life will generate!

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STR458 8/3/2013 1:04PM

    emoticon beautiful

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MNTWINSGAL 8/3/2013 12:51PM

    Good job! You people who understand technology always amaze me. And as always, great to hear your voice!

Have a wonderful weekend! Can't wait to find out the new HOH on Sunday!

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LJCANNON 8/3/2013 12:21PM

    emoticon Love To "Hear" from you!!
The Tips on Anger Management are very good!!

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ANDI571 8/3/2013 12:12PM

    Yay! So good to hear a voice behind the picture. Awesome!

You were preaching to the choir today. I had one of those stress anger related moments this week with a loved one. It wasn't pretty. I needed your lake for sure.

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MSLZZY 8/3/2013 12:06PM

    Totally awesome. You must get up as early as I do.
At the time you were out at the lake, I was already
outside feeding the dog and chicks in the backyard
and preparing to go to the café for coffee. Sunrise
and morning are the best time of day to get into
the moment. Leaving the stress and anger behind
is always a good thing. Spark on! HUGS!

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GABY1948 8/3/2013 10:53AM

    THANKS for coming by to tell me it was working! This was SO worth coming back...AND it helps to have a voice to the person!

You are doing GREAT in all you do and sharing it with US!

I also am a morning person so we have even more in common than I knew already! GREAT video! emoticon I love your lake too!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/3/2013 10:52AM

    Ok, tried again and the video happened! You're soooooo right. So much of going thru life situations does involve anger issues, anger management and I feel uncomfortable thinking that about myself too! But, my dear, you are NOT alone. And for sure, WHO can be angry when you see such beauty as that lake, that sunrise. I typically am out the door by about 5;15 am (but . . . bad girl . . . don't always have my breakfast eaten yet! But I do when I get back. Ok, I digress). There is nothing more a sigh from Him that you have this day to do the best you possibly can with than a sunrise. Walking just sets your mind and soul free (for me anyway!) Better than any therapist's chair! LOL

Thanks for sharing (true to my persistent self, I came back because I HAD to see your vlog!)

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1CRAZYDOG 8/3/2013 10:47AM

    Uh oh! Sorry, I couldn't get the video to work either. But my deepest sympathies on the passing of your SIL (I know it's been awhile, but she went through soooooo much! )

HUGS and prayers and smiles.

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GABY1948 8/3/2013 10:24AM

    I don't get the says it is almost available.

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