Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Space

A short while ago I went to see the fabulous saxophonist Kenny G play at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. I’ve seen him twice before, the first time at the large Manchester Arena and the second time at a somewhat smaller venue. It was his first visit to this particular hall and I was interested […]

5 Smart Ways to Minimize the Stress of House Cleaning

Cleaning the house can quickly become stressful, especially when managing a home with multiple children, pets and plenty of knickknacks. Eliminating the stress of house cleaning can be done with a few tips and tricks that can easily be implemented each day while picking up around the home. Clean Each Day Cleaning the home every […]

Criticism Is Often a Reflection of the Critic’s Own Insecurities

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son.  You never walked in that man’s shoes.” ~ Elvis Presley All of us at some point in time have experienced a wrath of criticism from someone, and it’s hurtful whether we admit it or not. There’s nothing we’d like more than to verbally blast the critic with everything […]

Stress Relieving Supplements: Do They Work?

Quick fix solutions are not exactly an invention of the modern times, but today they are more popular than ever – a fact that is clearly reflected in the market. Look at any field of human endeavour, and you will find a myriad of products promising to solve your problems overnight. The reason for this […]

How to Treat Anxiety

One of my favorite programs on PBS is Daniel G. Amen, M.D. He often addresses how to treat anxiety and depression, and his clinics use a more natural approach to treating depression and anxiety whenever possible, what he calls “the sane way to beat anxiety and depression”.  Two values underlie this approach; “First do no […]

Feeling Stressed? 5 External Stressors You Can Prevent

Stress is a part of everyday modern life. Stress can be positive in some respects as it can motivate; it can also create health problems or other issues. If you are feeling stressed, there are ways to manage your stress levels. You can also work to prevent or minimize some of the issues that are […]

I Am Finally Clutter Free!

I’ve been attempting to get rid of things for… well, like forever! It seems that I do really well and then the stuff comes back. So I decided to figure out once and for all why I can’t seem to create space and keep it peaceful and clutter free. I grew up with parents who […]

Emotionally Drained at Work? Reduce Stress and Gain Energy With These Tips

My mom is a social worker and sometimes she would come home crying and broken from some of the people she was helping. She specializes in at-risk-youth ranging from 7 to 17 years of age. Most of these youths would have ended up in jail, doing drugs or worse, dead if it wasn’t for my […]

Are You Hanging On To It Because Of The Idea Of It?

I love the ‘idea’ of things… of lots of things. The only problem is that I don’t necessarily love the idea of having those things. Take big chunky jewelry for example. I love how it looks on other people and so I buy something similar for myself. Then it sits and sits and sits and […]

Six Liberating Bucket List Items for Someone with a High-Strung Personality

If your life is a tension filled roller coaster ride, developing a bucket list that best fits your personality can be something of a challenge. In one respect, you will want to choose items that help you to indulge yourself in a great experience. At the same time, you will also want to choose items […]