It’s Okay to Cry

There are times when we are hurting that there are just no words to express how we feel. Our heart is broken.  All we want to do is cry. It’s okay to cry. Sometimes tears are the best way to express all of the emotions we have pent up inside.  Crying is a healthy for us.  Research shows that crying […]

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Minimize Anxiety & Start the New Year on a Positive Note by Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott joins us today to share tips on how to deal with anxiety.  Welcome, Jennifer!   Minimize Anxiety and Start the New Year on a Positive Note by Jennifer Scott A new year is upon us and we can say goodbye to this past year with all of its highs and lows.  The stress of starting a new year […]

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Will It Matter 100 Years from Now?

Recently I was watching a biography on President Ronald Reagan.  In the documentary, they were discussing how then Governor Reagan had written a speech for the burial of a time capsule back in 1976.  . The letter was buried in a time capsule that would be opened 100 Years later. The letter addressed many concerns that were important in 1976.  […]

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Benefits of Playing an Instrument

    I began playing the piano at the age of four and have been a vocalist for decades. I’ve seen the positive benefits to both of these through the years. Whether I’m stressed, depressed, happy or biding time I turn to music. So what are some of the benefits of playing an instrument? 1. Reduces stress—stress is bad for […]

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Music Reduces Stress

Did you know that listening to music reduces stress? Music is one of the best stress reducers that exists. So, how does music reduce stress? Lowers heart rate Lowers blood pressure Calms nerves Helps to relax Quiets the mind Lifts our spirits and mood Reduces burnout Releases tension Reduces pain How have you used music to reduce stress?  

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When Things Don’t Go As Planned

My team and I worked on a presentation around the clock for weeks.  We were all excited to arrive and carry out our plan. However, nothing about that day went as planned from the moment we left.  As the day progressed it only went downhill and even the presentation did not go as planned. We were all hurt and shocked.  […]

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Putting It All in Perspective

I’d had a very difficult few days and was still digesting everything that happened. On the long drive to the upstate I struggled to work through the situation and put it into perspective. I prayed.  I fumed.  I stewed.  I prayed.  I took stock of the situation.  I relived the situation.  I prayed. The event stayed with me for most […]

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Wellness Tuesday: 7 Reasons to Reduce Stress in Your Life

Stress is a major factor in life.  Some people handle stress better than others.  There are some types of stress I handle better than others. Some reasons to reduce stress in life are: Lowering our stress helps us to sleep better at night Too much stress will negatively affect our blood pressure Too much stress turns others off and reduces […]

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