I felt the electricity shoot down to the tips of my toes and wondered if it would ever end.
I always heard you would never be given anything that you could not handle. So why was one thought after another still stopping my inner peace?
I wanted to turn the… Continue
Added by Linda Seccaspina on February 22, 2014 at 9:00am —
Sometimes a person simply has to run away from the world and the troubles it lends us.
What works for me:
There's more than one way to get this job done. I have a few favorite escape routes.
A Walk in the Woods
Moving myself to a more natural setting brings a sense of calm. A walk in the woods has been a favorite cure for an unsettled mind since time immemorial. The Great Wilds are not… Continue
Added by Steve S on April 7, 2013 at 8:30pm —
Writer Wednesday is a weekly open call on a particular theme or subject that our community of bloggers are welcomed to participate in.
If you're a blogger that's interested in getting a handle on your craft (or even connecting with an audience!) then this is definitely… Continue
Added by ZoomerStaff on November 14, 2012 at 1:57pm —
I have always stressed about everything in life-period. I am a worrier and come from along line of worriers for many generations. Since I had a stroke in August my life has now…
Added by Linda Seccaspina on November 13, 2012 at 12:00pm —
Writer Wednesday is a Zoomers.ca feature where we issue a weekly open call on a particular theme or subject that our community of bloggers are welcomed to participate in.
If you're a blogger that's interested in getting a handle on your craft (or even connecting with an audience!) then this is definitely the challenge for you.
Added by ZoomerStaff on November 9, 2012 at 4:44pm —
On June 15th, 2012, John and I officially retired. We bought a truck and a fifth wheel, and hit the road looking forward to a stress free retirement. Ha!
Added by Shelley Smith on September 25, 2012 at 3:00pm —
First – the good news. I got to wear my own shirt for the stress test. The woman who attached the stickers tried to talk me out of it. “You’ll get sweaty. You’ll get gel on it.” I rode my bike to the stress test center, so I was already sweaty. Sticker Lady scrubbed me down with what felt like sand paper to get it all off before pasting on the stickers with the little metal buttons. Then she had me lean onto her to smash them on firmly. I told her I was glad to have a female doing this.… Continue
Added by Geezerchick on September 30, 2011 at 12:52pm —
I started this story after I took pictures of homes that were red and yellow tagged and about to slide down one of the hills in San Pablo, CA. For 21 days it had rained and anyone living on a precarious slope in the Bay Area knows the dangers. One of the homes that is red tagged was actually built on the same spot that a former residence in 1973 tumbled down to its final fate. How people can build on hills or on fault lines just for a view in this area boggles my mind.
Added by Linda Seccaspina on August 11, 2011 at 10:30pm —
When I quit the seven-day-a-week job that I had held for 21 years as manager of a retail operation, I decided to lose weight and get fit. In retrospect, I wonder if the stress of that unrelenting schedule contributed significantly to my obesity.
Perhaps so, because look at this article about a report that Zofia Zukowska of Georgetown University and her colleagues published in the Journal of… Continue
Added by Carole L. Carson on July 28, 2011 at 11:42pm —
The most popular quotes are common knowledge and are everywhere. Originally set down in various writings they have been repeated in books, magazines, orated and on the internet.
Much has been translated and expressed in different words but with similar meanings. If these quotations were not important, truly wise and useful, why would they be so widely quoted as much as… Continue
Added by Grampa Ken on February 1, 2011 at 9:59am —
My husband, Dick, suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), so when the days get shorter, his anxiety mounts. Until we figured out what was going on, the emotional toll was so crippling that Dick was unable to function normally. It took his doctor several annual cycles to figure out that the cause of Dick’s anxiety, depression and general malaise had no basis in his relationships, financial worries or the like. The cause was chemical, and a prescription resolved the problem.
Added by Carole L. Carson on October 5, 2010 at 8:10pm —
I stumbled across this expression from ancient India that I hope you will find as uplifting as I did. The details of life can sometimes be overwhelming and this reminder can be really helpful:
"What need have I for this, what need have I for that? I am dancing at the feet of my lord. All is bliss, all is bliss".
Added by Eric Reynolds on August 9, 2010 at 5:23pm —
I find it interesting to look back upon the evolution of religion and to see how man has interpreted God’s will and intent.
The Vedas are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.
The Vedas are among the oldest sacred texts. The Samhitas date to roughly 1500–1000 BCE, and the “circum-Vedic” texts, as well as the redaction of the Samhitas,… Continue
Added by Frank Moffatt on July 16, 2010 at 9:30pm —
It’s true. The mortality rates decline when job losses increase and the economy takes a downturn. Contrary to what one would probably think is that physical or mental health would become worse leading to death by poor health or suicide as the jobs disappear and the economy crashes, per say.
Studies over the past 9 years have shown that mortally goes up with economic highs and goes down with contractions and not the opposite as one would expect.
In this writers option, I… Continue
Added by Virginia Wild on November 8, 2009 at 12:07am —
"What if you could release fear, anxiety, trauma, phobias, even pain and excess weight with a simple tapping technique that you can easily learn and apply yourself. . . and do it right from the comfort of your own home?"
Sorry this is so late, but I only recently heard about it myself. It starts today, April 20 at 8:00 pm Eastern, so register right away to reserve your spot. If you're unable to join in the webcast, you'll receive recordings, so don't wait! Go to… Continue
Added by Anyaa H'redulla on April 20, 2009 at 10:00am —
Ken phoned me after ten minutes in starting to make supper. I never make supper. I help make supper but, he does the major stuff. He was phoning from the downtown pub/restaurant, wanting me to join him for St. Patrick's Day. It was 5 o'clock and I knew it would not take me too long to pop everything in the fridge and get changed, including make-up application. After 5 minutes, along came the Nanny taxi. This taxi was used on the set of "The Nanny". It's wheelchair accomodating and has lots of… Continue
Added by sheila Lunan on March 18, 2009 at 5:44pm —