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4 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Holiday Stress 0

For some of you the holidays have already begun and for others, you are in the 11th hour. This blog will be short and sweet since many of you are too busy to sit and read much. Even as I say this I know it is much easier said than done. Try to stay calm […]

As I have mentioned earlier, the holidays have become about shopping and buying gifts, and trying not to go into debt over gift giving. Here are some helpful way to avoid breaking the bank (and maybe cut back the stress and anxiety during the holidays. 1. For the adults, you can draw names, put a maximum dollar […]

5 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Holiday Season, Holiday Stress, Stress, Stress Relief, Traveling Tips 0

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! Off to the airport you go! Or… Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! Pack up your car so you can go! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the next couple of weeks will fly by so start preparing for any travel now. Just the thought of going to the airport or loading […]

5 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Holiday Season, Holiday Stress 0

Ready or not here they come! It is almost Halloween and the start of the holiday season, and increased blood pressure, wallet pinches and upcoming family gatherings.  So take a deep breath and tell yourself you don’t have to get caught up in the holiday season stressors, or at least work toward having less stress […]

5 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Stress, Stress Relief 0

Tis the time of year…. The kids are back in school and from now until the New Year time flies! Over the next couple of months my “Helpful Hints from Helouise” ( I borrowed the term from my sister) blogs will cover-managing holiday stress, family dynamics and staying in the black and out of the […]

5 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Stress 0

No, I am not referring to the song by Queen and Bowie but an overall feel of life right now. I notice all around people are feeling pressurized…find a job (or a better job), figure their relationship out (with some kind of time limit, no matter how long they have been unhappy), perfect New Years […]

5 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Finding Balance 0

The election is over, the holidays behind us and the new year upon us….leaves us feeling relieved and somewhat saddened that the hoopla is over. Kids are back to school and most people, who had time off, are back to work full time. It is somewhat of a “tweener” time of the year in which […]

6 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Always Tired, Having an Outlet 0

Being that I was in some form of the medical field my whole life prior to being a counselor, my medical brain stays engaged when I am counseling or writing blogs. With that said, if you are feeling tired, run-down and spend part of your day counting the hours until you can get home and […]

6 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Stress, Stress Relief 0

Whether you are transitioning to a new job, new position at work, job hunting, starting school or college, having kids, thinking about having kids, getting married, getting divorced or are empty-nesters, just to name a few, these are things that can cause or increase stress/anxiety. Change often creates anxiety and one of the most helpful […]

6 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Dieting Stress, Stress 0

Why, as a society, are we “forever dieting”? We diet for New Years resolutions, holidays, class reunions, weddings and milestone birthdays…just to name a few. One of the reasons we struggle with dieting is that diets are about not being able to have ___________ (fill in the blank), which in turn increases the desire to […]