Powerful Words to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety tortures millions. Gratefully, there are tools to combat it.  When anxiety attacks, there’s a simple antidote you can try:  The Power of Words.

The remedy is simple.  Pick a word.  Set a timer for fifteen minutes.  During that time, focus on that specific word. When your mind wanders, shift your attention back on that word. This process trains your brain to relax.  It’s simple, but not always easy to do!

You may ask: What’s the best word to contemplate?  Save yourself the grief.  There isn’t a best word!  However, these are some of the most powerful words in the English language when it comes to reducing anxiety.  They are a soothing balm to an anxious mind. Choose the ones that are most meaningful to you. Continue reading “Powerful Words to Reduce Anxiety”

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10 Quotes From Marie Kondo That Will ‘Spark Joy’

Marie Kondo’s books, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, were as helpful as any other book I read last year.  If you’re having a hard time letting go of excess stuff in your life (and finding joy), start tidying your physical world.  Emotional benefits will accompany the process.

Here are ten of my favorite quotes (in bold and underlined) from Marie Kondo.  I added a few of my thoughts as a commentary.  I hope you enjoy them: Continue reading “10 Quotes From Marie Kondo That Will ‘Spark Joy’”

Relationship Advice from Ron Swanson

Watching Parks and Recreation came at the recommendation of my brother.  Being a Seinfeld fanatic, I was a little hesitant to commit.  However, I am really glad that I did—plus now I am convinced that my brother truly loves me!  It would be embarrassing to disclose how quickly my wife and I binge-watched the show, but I had to write something Continue reading “Relationship Advice from Ron Swanson”