Ah it’s tax day! No matter how organized you are, it’s still a stressful time. It’s interesting we have such negative views on taxes. On one hand, paying taxes is a way of being a part of society and doing what we can to keep our country going strong; on the other hand, sometimes the money doe
About fifty years ago, my father was leading an unhappy life in Albuquerque. He used to sell anything he could lay his hands on, from flowers and stickers to furniture and cars. He didn’t have anybody to lean on and lost his parents early in life.
When it was my turn to pick a book for our book club meeting, I pondered whether to pick a brand new book, or something I had read before. The latter option is my fallback if I am short on time (actually, I’m always short on time, so let’s say, even shorter on time than usual!). Third week of Ma
Hold up, PMS doesn’t exist? That’s what researchers say in a study published in the journal Gender Medicine. They reviewed 47 studies and found that there was little evidence with regards to mood swings and crankiness being linked to PMS. As for the physical symptoms, such as cramping and bloati
Love them or hate them. Take them or leave them. The truth still stands—using coupons can save you a lot of money … if you know how to use them correctly.
I certainly think I’m busy. I work a demanding (although fulfilling!) job, have an additional side gig–and even take on freelance stories regularly. Because my various forms of work take up so much time, I feel like I have barely any time left for socializing, sleep, cooking and cleaning. And fo
Take a solo walk at night. Make sure you’re safe with reflective clothing and accessories, and let the darkness surround you. Then see where your mind goes and enjoy; I guarantee you’ll sleep really well after a bit of nightwalking!
I recently watched The Happiness Film on Gaiam TV directed by Academy Award-nominated director Roko BelicIt. It is interesting film on what it means to be happy and how we can attain this state of being. It was very inspiring to see the beauty of the human spirit and what happiness means to people
The good news is that checking-in with yourself and re-connecting to your present moment can be active and fun, like in the mind-body workouts below. They'll put your mind at ease, reduce muscle tension and help dissolve stress related to your past or future (because if it's not one, it's the other)
Stress comes with every job, its part of being in the “working world” but are you adding stress to your life with a messy office? With the holidays being just around the corner, feeling stressed or under pressure seems to be a part of everyone’s work life these days but thereread m
Stress is no joke and trying to find relief can be deadly. This year doctors in the U.S. wrote 44 million prescriptions for Xanex, 27 million for Lexapro and 14 million for Valium. Our dependence on potentially addictive and dangerous drugs to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression is on the ris
If you’re looking for a more organic, less chaotic shopping experience following your Thanksgiving feast, skip the long lines of Black Friday and venture to your locally owned haunts on Saturday to support the small businesses in your area. This year, Small Business Saturday (sponsored by Amer
Overworked is usually makes the body tired and lethargic. If allowed, you may experience nausea, headaches, and other complaints of health problems. In addition to overwork, exhaustion apparently can also be triggered something else. Like what exactly? See explanation of the causes of fatigue tha
Many seeking massage therapy for stress release or as a pleasurable pastime have shied away from the deep tissue variety. Spas that offer massage therapy are popping up everywhere. Each one provides a long list of various massage techniques to choose from. Opposed to Swedish and Thai traditions,
With more time-savers than ever, why can't we just relax? How often do you respond to the question “how are you?” with one of two words: busy or tired? “Seventy-five percent of the time,” says Shannon Hurst Lane, 38, from Zachary, LA. “I feel like I’m in a permanent state of not-enough-t
We’ve all be there. We caught a temporary mood and can’t shake it. Sometimes we know the root of our crankiness and other times we have no idea where it is stemming from. Personally when I find myself in this situation, I will write about it. Recently, I find that talking about it is also helpfu