Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, most of us deal with conscious stressors – bills, long lines and aches and pains – on a daily basis. Unfortunately, over time, these stresses can build up on a subconscious level. When this happens, we may feel anxious, sad or fearful without being able to put our fingers on what is upsetting us. We just “feel stressed.” Today, I would like to offer some suggestions for fighting back against subconscious stress. I hope that you find them useful! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!
Some of the greatest gifts in my life have come from women who stood out as role models, as bright lights of inspiration, beckoning me toward my greater potential. I am grateful for these women.
If you’re like me, life seems perfect when there is a manageable routine. I’m not a stick-in-the-mud, but I like it when I can plan ahead, when I know how my day is going to go and when I feel confident about the tasks on my to-do list.
But the longer I enjoy my ventures in the land of retirement, the more I’m also learning to value the unexpected.
Recently, I had a life crisis. Maybe you have had one of these lovely little gems. You are coasting along and then suddenly, nothing feels right and you just don’t know who you are anymore.
These crises tend to pop up during transitional times of our lives and often throw us for a loop.
I was having lunch with a friend the other day and we got to talking about my next career move. I’m at that stage – once again – where I’m thinking about what’s next for me professionally. So, I laid out the three options I’m currently mulling over.
For the last year or so, I’ve been a little scattered with a few too many things on my plate and I let my overall fitness suffer. So, getting back into shape was definitely on my to-do list this year.
How would you help a friend who is suffering from low self-esteem? Would you suggest that they take up a sport, try meditating or start writing down what they are good at?
There’s nothing wrong with these recommendations. In fact, every single one of them would help your friend to feel happier – but, only if they actually stuck with them.
I have a wonderful keynote I present called, presumptuously, The Meaning of Life. I talk – and sing – about life lessons I have learned from elders, particularly those in nursing homes.