Live Smart Resiliency Blog
Looking for helpful ways to cope with work and life stress? Discover resiliency and wellness strategies that will lead to more joy, success and meaning in your life with these poignant weekly postings that are based on daily, weekly or monthly awareness celebrations. For specific stress and wellness topics, use the search feature located at the top of this website.
I love that my boys are maturing into young adults. Don’t get me wrong, I still ache when I look at their baby pictures. I long for the days when they use to hold my hand. I miss cheering them on during their competitions. But, I also love that we are now communicating differently. They can express their concerns, their joys and their challenges in such a way that it allows us to connect on a deeper level. One forgotten component of overall optimal health is our emotional health. Our feelings have important implications for how we view ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. This ability to maturely face and express these feelings can help us to...Read More
I wish that I was one of those people with beautiful feet. I love the look of feet in sandals and high heel shoes. They are stylish and fun. My feet are not stylish or fun. They are crooked and bony. I inherited my feet from my mother’s side of the family, who have a long history of foot problems. My feet are painful and I am just in my 50’s. There are days that I can barely walk after delivering a presentation. I don’t wear high heels and instead I settle for ‘old-woman’s shoes’. I wear my orthotics. However, I must admit that I am barefoot more often than not when I am at home and always when...Read More
STOP YELLING…it’s quiet day. today is the day to lower the noise level. it originally started as a day in the Anglican church to focus on special devotions, meditations, and instructions. in today’s technological society, it’s also the day to reduce the use of capital letters and punctuation. Not sure how I feel about the removal of caps and punctuation from our writing, but certainly, there are many benefits to lowering the environmental noise that we all experience and focusing on quieting our minds. Stress grows from the constant onslaught of daily stimulation. Noise and busy-ness surround us. Studies done at the Franklin Institute on stress and the adrenal glands show that even low-level chronic noise increases aggression and decreases...Read More