Stress Coping Strategies for Busy Women

Today’s woman has more on her plate than ever before in history and unfortunately, this leads to inordinate amounts of stress. Not only do most women hold down a job outside the home but they are also typically mothers and often active in the community. This leaves very little time to take care of themselves and so one stressor is compounded on another and before you know it they are simply ready to break. Instead of letting life get out of control to that point, take a few moments to consider … [Read more...]

Who Pushes YOUR Buttons?

Who Pushes YOUR Buttons? It does not matter who you are... eventually someone is going to push your buttons! Sometimes it's on purpose and at other times, they may have caught you in a place where it just hit you the wrong way. I used to lash out at people in my younger days. My mind would begin forming zingers to launch to get even. I soon realized that that didn't work and that I was the one who suffered. It took a lot of restraint and self-awareness to deal with button-pushing in a … [Read more...]

How deep is your love?

How Far Would You Go to Prove Your Love? How far would you really go to support someone you say you love? How deep is your love? Have you ever said, "I would give my life for her or him? Would you really jump in front of a bullet for your partner? Under what circumstances? How strong is your commitment? Are you willing to put your commitment on the line? If you would, does that mean that you consider your life as unimportant next to the loved one or is it just something to say to … [Read more...]

Anger is a Habit

It's easy to imagine habits like a scotch after dinner, biting your nails or saying, "you know" after every sentence. An event or a time of day triggers us, and we go with the habit. It's easier than exploring new territory - it's merely a thoughtless response to an incoming trigger. But emotions can become habits as well. Distrustful is a habit. Lonely is a habit. Generous is a habit. When that stranger doesn't do what you expect, is your response to assume that … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Mind to Matter

Your Higher Power and all who love, protect, and guide you are watching over you right now. When you take time to communicate with God - Your Higher Power, Strength into your life is the Gift returned. Be reassured in the multitude of anxious thoughts within you that Divine love comforts you. Take these thoughts from 'mind to matter' and write them down. Your Higher Power will Comfort with the Energy of Divine Love. If you ever feel doubtful about your ability to help others, ask Your … [Read more...]

Carmen Honacker: You Are the Creator of Your Universe

  You Are the Creator of Your Universe Sometimes we get stuck in the past...   We drown in self-pity and sorrow over making the wrong choices, over not saying things we should have said and not doing things we should have done.     There is no harm done in wondering, but there is a lot of harm in getting stuck in regret over believing that a different decision in the past could have spelled out success in the now. The past cannot be changed, so why dwell on it? I know that it is human … [Read more...]

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