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Wellness Wednesday- How to Go From Worrier to Warrior

 
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Graduation Does Not End Until the Last Day of Your Life

“ Graduation is only a concept.  In real life every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference .”  - Arie Pencovici Graduation season is upon us.  Graduates from preschool, junior high, high school and college will line up and march across the stage to receive a degree, certificate or other form of acknowledgment that a milestone has ended in successful completion.  Why do we celebrate graduations?  I never really understood the big deal—that is until I became a parent!   Getting through high school without becoming a grandma was reason to celebrate!   Can I get a HOOYAH?! I never was one of the “popular” kids in school.  Absurdly tall with no athletic ability, I tended to neither be “in” or “out”, just there.  My biggest flex (learned that from the Z Generation on tiktok—a thank you very much) in high school was probably catching the eye of the kicker of the varsity football team who b

Wellness Wednesday- What Does Happiness Mean to You?

  "Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."- Andy Rooney “I’m happy,” I randomly state to no one in particular.  The suddenness of my outburst takes me by surprise. Unsure if I finally donated my body to science before I was done using it, my husband responds, “Thaaat’s greeeat.”  “Ya, it IS great,” I tell myself as a wide grin covers my entire face. To some, my response may seem strange. But for those of us that suffer from overthinking, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and other happy busters, moments of contentment and pure joy can be far and few between. Have you ever asked yourself, “What does happiness mean to me?” For me, happiness means peace. It’s the quieting of my brain from worry, anxiety and depression—and it’s the slowing of my body from constant movement. At least it was when I randomly blurted out, “I’m happy.” So, what DOES happiness mean to YOU? Happiness is a feeling only you c

Freaky Friday- Walk a Mile in My Shoes

  “Your job is not to judge.   Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something.   Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.” – Joel Osteen   Many of you may have watched the movie Freaky Friday.   It’s the scary tale of a mother and her teenage daughter who are very different from one another and they end up switching bodies for a day.   That would be freaky!   Although, I wouldn’t mind having the body of a teenager for a day with their perky… attitudes.     I digress.   The movie has several lessons; one being the importance of appreciating our mothers and understanding the load they are carrying.   Speaking of which, don’t forget Mother’s Day is right around the corner.   Tell your Mommy you love her!   The other equally important lesson is; you should never judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.     This seems like an easy concept and yet we make judgements and perceptions within seconds of meeting people.  

If You Don't Fail You Are Not Even Trying

 

Today is the Day- Make Today Count

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Who Are You Going to Influence in 2021?

  “ In a world of algorithms, hashtags and followers, know the true importance of human connection .”- Anonymous Have you ever heard the term influencer? In the social media world, an influencer is someone who is shown to be credible in a specific area, whether it be fashion, makeup, gaming, product review, fitness, etc.   They are considered experts in the area they are marketing and have an engaged following (and paying advertisers) to prove it.   Did you know that you don’t need 2 million followers to be an influencer?   You don’t even have to have meaningful content frankly.    My daughter is an artist for a gamer on YouTube who has 4.5 million followers-- who just watch him play video games!   Say what?   Ya, you heard me! Regular Joes-- and Jeanas—just like you and me, have the capacity to influence others.   Not only do we have the capacity, we are doing it every day—sometimes without even knowing it.   Facts!   (Slang I learned on TikTok) No Caps!   (More slang I learne