Article By Dee DeWitt


In today’s world it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, or, to feel down because we’re not doing well with our goals.  From time to time, we all get a little down. 

 

Feeling a little depressed can interfere with achieving our relationships and goals.  We know we should be doing something, but we just don’t feel like doing anything. The trick is to head it off as soon as possible.  Otherwise, it is liable to last for a long time.

 

So take action!  Here are some ways to pick yourself up when you’re feeling down:

 

Make a List.  Really!  Sometimes we are depressed simply because we are overwhelmed with all the things we have to do that we haven’t gotten around to doing. So all the “stuff” that’s in our head can overwhelm us.

 

Start by picking up a piece of paper and a pen, and making a list of the most pressing things you have to do.  Don’t think a lot, just write.  Sometimes it’s work stuff, sometimes it’s stuff around the house that’s bothering us, sometimes it’s goal tasks, or a combination of these and more.  Simply making a list can be a relief … you’re getting things under control.  You can see, right in front of you, what you need to do, and that alone can pick up your mood. Read More »

Posted on 15 July, 2009 in Fitness & Health, Motivation
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Live happier, live longer, and work more productively …”

 

Article By Dee DeWitt

Our jobs, the workplace, and our lives are stressful enough.  In today’s world of increased worry over jobs and the economy, it is even more stressful.

 

The good news is you don’t have to go to great lengths to manage stress.  Managing stress should not be stressful.  The basic concepts behind stress management are simple … in fact, many of the following short and long-term solutions listed below are things you can implement very quickly and with relative ease.

 

So, to help you reduce stress on the job and in your life, take a moment and read these 30 essential tips you can use today to combat stress: Read More »

Posted on 14 July, 2009 in Career, Fitness & Health, Productivity
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Article by Stefanie Johnson

There are magical places that exist within each one of us, inside our minds, hearts, and souls. By visiting these places, we can tap into the infinite and bring peace and abundance into our lives.

 

Each journey will be unique, as we are unique, so you may want to have a notebook and pen nearby to record your experience afterward. You may choose to have another person read the meditation to you so you may experience it more fully.      

 

Find a comfortable place, close your eyes, open your mind, and prepare yourself to travel within.

 

Let’s take a stroll through the rose garden, a place of perfect beauty and perfect peace.  Has a hectic life filled you with stress?  It sounds cliché, but this is your chance to literally stop and smell the roses. Read More »

Posted on 9 July, 2009 in Fitness & Health, Happiness
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Article By Stephanie Johnson


Sometimes, the world seems like an awful place. Everywhere, every day, this constant overload of tragedy and negative information can cause people a huge amount of stress and depression.  Of course it’s important to know what’s going on around you, to be educated about the world- but where do you draw the line?  When is it enough?

 

It all seems so terrible and complicated.  What if there was a simple way to safeguard you against this information overload, this constant attack of negativity?  There is.

 

Laughter.  Yes, it’s that simple, yet that profound.

 

Anna Swir described it best, in her poem The Sea and the Man:

 

You will not tame this sea either by humility or rapture.

 

But you can laugh in its face.

 

Laughter was invented by those who live briefly as a burst of laughter.

 

The eternal sea will never learn to laugh.

 

Several scientific studies have been conducted, and they found that:

 

Laughter Protects Your Heart

A study by cardiologists found that people who laughed regularly had fewer incidents of heart disease. They couldn’t quite explain why this was the case from a scientific standpoint, but the numbers were impressive enough for them to see a correlation. Read More »

Posted on 3 July, 2009 in Fitness & Health, Happiness
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Article by Stefanie Johnson

There are magical places that exist within each one of us, inside our minds, hearts, and souls. By visiting these places, we can tap into the infinite and bring peace and abundance into our lives.

 

Each journey will be unique, as we are unique, so you may want to have a notebook and pen nearby to record your experience afterward. You may choose to have another person read the meditation to you so you may experience it more fully.      

 

Find a comfortable place, close your eyes, open your mind, and prepare yourself to travel within.

 

This week, let’s explore The Great Library together.  In the library, you will find guidance and understanding, and the answers to questions you have been holding within you. Read More »

Posted on 2 July, 2009 in Balance, Fitness & Health, Making the Day Count
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