Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Vlog Post: Beating Yourself Up

Do you beat yourself up every time you eat what you shouldn't, don't exercise, don't take your medication on time, blame yourself for your friend's problems?  In this video I talk about how this is counter-productive.  It just doesn't help--anything.  

Do you beat yourself up?  Have you broken the habit of doing so?  What have been the results?  

Monday, January 15, 2018

Vlog: Fresh Start and Birthday News

Hi!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was full of birthday stuff.  It started out on a rough note.  I was in a funk.  But it was good overall.  I also talk about making a fresh start in 2018.  I cover all my priorities, what I've started taking action on, and what plans I for the year ahead.

I took time away from the Internet over the weekend.  I have to admit, it was difficult because I've made so many great friends online.  I missed you all!  But I know that it is important to unplug now and then, and especially over this birthday weekend when we had so many plans. I wanted to be 100% focused on the people around me and the events taking place.  

Are you making a fresh start in 2018?  In what way?  Are you planning to take time to unplug from the Internet at all?  Email me about your plans or comment below.  Thanks!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Vlog: Prioritizing to Get Out of a Rut

In this video, I talk about chronic health issues and all the other things that might be a part of your life as well.  It can be overwhelming to deal with lots of those things without having chronic health issues on top it all.  With chronic health issues, wow!  But I go through a little exercise of sorts that might be of help.

Please note that if this and other techniques don't work; if you are still feeling lost, please contact your doctor or other qualified health care professional for an evaluation.     

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Vlog Post: Friendships and Relationships: Pros and Cons of The Internet

Hello!  I decided to post today because tomorrow's schedule is a little crazy. Today's vlog is about the pros and cons of the Internet in relation to work, friendships, and other relationships.  We can talk with all sorts of people pretty much anywhere in the world, which is pretty cool, but we find it difficult to tear ourselves away from the Internet to talk to the people in our immediate area.  That's not so cool. 

Do you have a solid local social life?  Do you talk with friends and family in your immediate area?  Do you visit each other in person?  Or is your life centered around your online friends and family?  Do you prefer Skype to in-person conversations?  I'd love your input on this.  

Monday, January 8, 2018

Vlog: The Power of Communication

This video is about the power of communication--in any relationship.  It helps clear up misunderstandings, avoid jealousy, and ease any manner of tension. 

Do your best to speak calmly with others, listen intently as they speak, don't attack or blame, don't freak out.  Settle arguments maturely and fairly.  

Do you fight fair or do you blame?  Do you listen, really listen, when someone communicates with you?  

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Vlog: Take Your Time

Hey there!  This is a video I recorded yesterday.  It's on taking your time in making new friends, and also while dealing with health issues.  Be good to yourself, be patient, do what you need to do to make friends you feel comfortable with, that you click with.  And take the downtime you need to recover if you're dealing with surgery or other health issues.  I give a tip on how to cope during downtimes that I hope will help you through them. 

Do you find that you take your time during the friendship making process or chronic health issues that come up?  Or, do you complain, become anxious, get depressed if things get in the way of you doing what you want to do, when?  If progress is slow?  I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.  Contact me at or post comments below.  Thanks!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Vlog: The Year of Us, Christmas, New Year

Hi!  Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a great holiday season, lots of fun, time spent with those you love most, and maybe even some down time to rest and reflect.  Ours was crazy busy.  I'll talk about it a bit in the video.  

The video has a lot about the year of us which my husband and I are committing to.  More alone time, doing things on our own, making conscious decisions to do things we haven't done in awhile--that sort of things.  We miss that.  We love our friends and will continue to spend time with them, but we will have more me time and alone time together.  

I also talk about having a simpler Christmas this year.  It was way too crazy, way too busy, way too hectic.  We need to tone it down.  

What about your holidays?  Did you enjoy them?  Were they too quiet, too crazy, just right?  Let me know.  Take care.