Monthly Archives: April, 2014

What Makes You Feel Youthful?

“Age is just a number.” “You’re only as old as you feel.” We’ve all heard these sayings, but still can get stuck on that number or give in to any ache or pain and blame it on our age. Sometimes I feel older than my years, which really gets me down. How can we solve …

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Emotional X-Ray

For the “A to Z Challenge” this month, I’ve been examining the causes of emotions, an emotional x-ray of sorts. Looking deeper into what elicits certain feelings has given me a clearer picture of who I am inside. This journey has also given me an interesting way to develop and deepen my characters. What have …

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What Are You Wishful For?

wishful – having or expressing a desire or hope for something to happen. There are many things I wish for, but I think I pray for them more than wish. These include things on a worldwide basis, things for people I know, and things for my family and myself. Some wishes, or prayers, are answered …

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Are You Venturesome?

ven┬Ěture┬Ěsome — adjective 1.willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action. Most of the time, I play it safe. Keeping my life calm and on a steady path is how I like to spend my days. Taking risks was something for my younger years. However, there’s a certain rewarding feeling …

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Things That Make You Feel Uplifted

Sometimes life gets so hectic it can be overwhelming and lead to anxiety or depression because it’s all so difficult to handle. We all need a little “pick-me-up” at times and it’s important to recognize this need and try to fulfill it so that you can refuel and carry on with what needs to be …

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What Are Your Talents?

We all have something we are good at doing, our talents. For some it’s a creative endeavor such as playing an instrument, writing poetry, or painting. For others it can be physical like playing a sport well. Some may be talented at math, organizing, public speaking, or cooking. As a teacher, I have a variety …

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Are You A Sentimental Person?

I’m not usually a sentimental person. There are very few things I feel the need to hold onto because I can’t stand clutter. Throwing items away and cleaning and organizing my space is more my style. Now that’s not to say that there aren’t some things I’m very sentimental about, but they are few. I’m …

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Things That Make You Feel Renewed

We all fall into a funk sometimes. That “blah” feeling washes over us and we go through the motions in life without really living. I’ve been experiencing this feeling lately, even though I’ve made several attempts to shake myself out of it. Lucky for me, spring is the ideal time to snap out of this …

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Things That Make You Quiver

Quivering can occur as a result of several emotional responses. It can happen when you’re scared, angry, excited, happy, or nervous. I quiver uncontrollably when I’m nervous. It’s an unpleasant physical response that is difficult to control. I’ve tried deep breathing exercises, meditating, and distraction techniques but nothing ceases the shaking. Avoiding situations that make …

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Things That Make You Proud

We all have things we can be proud of, and probably things we’re not to proud of, in our lives. When I do things I’m not particularly proud of, I try to use them as a lesson to adjust and change my actions as I move forward. We all make choices everyday and they may …

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