Tag Archives: stress

How our brains mess with us

Donald Trump says the news media lie. In most instances he’s wrong, but that’s not the focus of today’s blog. Many of us face a bigger threat to receiving honest information than from the so-called fake media. What could that … Continue reading

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Shh. My brain is recharging.

As my husband and I plan to meet friends at a Seattle restaurant for dinner tonight, I predict that much of our conversation will be lost. Not because we won’t be talking, but because we won’t be hearing. Sure, our … Continue reading

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Sticking to the past

Six months after retirement I’m starting to think about my next life.  I am already doing many of the things I wanted to do — writing, seeing friends, and teaching English as a Second Language as a volunteer — yet … Continue reading

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Snow Days

Waking up today to witness the beginnings of a snowstorm confirmed for me that this is what retirement is all about.  I could stay inside, work on several projects, drink cocoa and not worry about a thing.  This is very … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving as year-round activity

Did you know that feeling grateful is good for your health? Well it is.  You can learn all about it in a book published in 2007 titled, thanks! How the new science of gratitude can make you happier by Robert … Continue reading

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I’m Back at Work

I’ve been back at work for two days, well, really a day and a half.  I’m just there to orient the new person to my old job.  It’s easy work, since she requests frequent breaks from my “fire hose approach … Continue reading

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Feeling stress

Despite the high I felt after this week’s successful ESL (English as a Second Language) conversation class and the fun I had laughing and talking with friends, connecting with an amiga who is a Spanish teacher willing to help me keep … Continue reading

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