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  • Blogging,  book reviews

    Book of the Month for January 2018

    I just finished up a book that was bubbling to the top of my to-read pile as the Holidays passed by me at warp speed. The subject of stress does occupy many minds during the winter months and the up and coming income tax season. But as I began reading the following book I found that this book is a welcome read for any time of the year since stress comes in many forms. Title: The Upside of Stress By Kelly McGonigal, PhD File Size: 1321 KB Print Length: 301 pages Publisher: Avery (May 5, 2015) Publication Date: May 5, 2015 Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC Language: English ASIN:…

  • Blogging

    Friday Write on my #PersonalValues

    Valued Blog Post of the Week! I’m giving myself a writing challenge for the next three months. I will pick a personal value as part of a writing exercise as an experiment to see how the topic affects my daily stress level. All are welcome to join in my weekly writing prompt experiment. Friday write-in   Picking a personal value   “Pick one value and write about it for ten minutes. Describe why this value is important to you. Write how you express this value in your everyday life, including what you did today.”[1]             Acceptance – the quality or state of being accepted or…

  • Blogging,  writing

    I Ask Myself A Thousand Times Why I Write

    I will continue to ask myself over and over why I write and the list continues to grow. Communication: Writing is a form of communicating with those not met or seen every day. A friend, a sibling, former co-worker, even someone never met may find a shared experience to be inspirational, helpful or educational. Sharing: Experiences are wonderful to share. By sharing the experience the how, why and what will offer insight to what to possibilities for others. Caring: Everyone needs something. Caring is part of sharing insights of experiences of how to do something, why to do it, and what the reason was for the experience. Business: Writers write,…

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