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Sunday Stills: #Towering Turmoil

Welcome back to Sunday Stills! I am pleased to be back to the blogosphere after my 6-week blogging break. Thank you to all who continued to share your photography with Cathy at Picture Retirement for the month of August and with Hugh at Hugh’s Views and News in September. I’m sure you are dying to …

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7 Sure-Fire Ways To Keep Your Blog Business Moving Forward During Holidays

Do you blog during the holidays? Some do, some don't. Last year, I personally traveled for three weeks and did not attend to my blog much other than to post for the weekly photo challenge. Read how some of my favorite bloggers handle their blogging breaks!

* Tips for Handling the Highs and Lows of Life

Some excellent advice for your life (and mine!). Thanks Val Boyko for sharing!

Find Your Middle Ground

I came across this list in a training manual for helping people manage their stress. I’m not sure who the originator is, but I would like to acknowledge Dr Laura Belsten and the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence for sharing it. Good stuff 🙂roller coaster

  1. Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.
  2. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
  3. Drive carefully. Its not only cars that can be recalled to their maker.
  4. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  5. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  6. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
  7. Since its the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
  8. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the…

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Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire

Exactly one month ago, I retired from public service in recreation and parks, after 31 years. I shared several blog posts about my retirement experience, including a guest post on A Momma’s View. I thought this might be a good way to wind up my retirement series with a post from the daily prompt Enough Is …

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Got Gloom Stress? How to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This article is very timely, as I posted earlier today on “Ban Gray Days.” Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, can be insidious and you may suffer from mild to severe depression-like symptoms and not even realize what it wrong.

Shortly after the birth of my oldest daughter in late January 1985, I started feeling out of sorts. I thought it was just a little post-partum depression, but it turned out to be SAD. Once I recognized the symptoms from a magazine article, I went out and got some sunlight.

And I bought a new lipstick. That always helps!

Seriously, please take a look at this information.

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Hands up, anyone who feels slower, more down, or more blah during the winter! Or on gray days? Have you been feeling gloomy when the weather is, well, gloomy?  You have Gloom Stress!  And maybe you are one of the estimated 10 million people who have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. People with SAD report symptoms typically in the winter, when days are shorter. These symptoms include feeling sluggish, feeling “down”, lacking energy, and craving carbohydrates. People who eat for energy while affected by SAD may, sadly, gain weight. A side effect of feeling sluggish may be the tendency to exercise less, leading to a decrease in metabolic efficiency and therefore a further decrease in mood and vitality.

Depression is when your engine isn’t powering up. It might take a few pushes, an oil change, or…

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