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127 Days ’til 40: Relieving Stress in Positive Ways


It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. ~ Hans Selye

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. ~ James Allen Read the rest of this entry »


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135 Days ’til 40: People are SOOO Human!

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. ~ Albert Einstein

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~ e.e. cummings

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments. ~ Jim Morrison Read the rest of this entry »


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172 Days ’til 40: Working on the Weekend


So yesterday I was at work on the weekend (my posts go at midnight so I write each day for the following midnight post…. so Saturday I worked……  all day… and STILL have work to do.  How can it me that I can sit at work from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on my day off, not getting paid (love those salaried education jobs) and STILL Have work to do?!?  Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on September 2, 2012 in attitude, mental health, Work


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174 Days ’til 40: Today is Friday



Today is Friday.  TODAY IS FRIDAY!!!  All day today it will be FRIDAY!  Read the rest of this entry »


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197 Days ’til 40: Wishing for a Snow Day


I better be perfectly honest.  The students are not yet back at school.  The administrators have been on campus for one week, the new teachers for one day short of one week, and the returning teachers for one day. The students arrive on Monday…….  the school is almost set up – ALMOST – and there is a host of paperwork that must be completed and sent out sometime in the next three days.  The school year is about to begin. Read the rest of this entry »


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310 Days ’til 40: Soothing Stress

Everybody’s going through a lot of stress these days, no matter how well off you are and how many advantages you have, it’s a stressful time in everybody’s lives. ~ Chris Frantz

Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started. ~ David Allen Read the rest of this entry »


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315 Days ’til 40: Serenity

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.  – Anonymous

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326 Days ’til 40: Beating the Blues

We have all had our moments – those moments of depression and despair, the blahs and the blues.  The World Health Organization estimates that 121 million people worldwide have depression.  Clearly, you are not alone.  Yet, when in the midst of depression it is easy to feel as though you are alone – maybe not alone in your depression, but alone in the world.

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342 Days ’til 40: REDUCE Your STRESS (before it kills you!)

STRESS – we have all felt it from time to time.  STRESS – we have all heard others complain about it.  STRESS – an all-encompassing descriptor of anything in life that causes us to want to run, hide, scream, or smack someone.   STRESS  – What do we do about it????? Read the rest of this entry »


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348 Days ’til 40: A Walk in Nature

Have you ever noticed how calming it can be to take a break from the rat race of our fast-paced lives and immerse ourselves in nature?  I find that a walk through the forest or a stroll down the beach can be very relaxing – they allow us to spend a few golden moments at a different pace – and this is so healthy for us.  Yet, Read the rest of this entry »


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