Family Visits and Emotional Upsets

What's it like when your family comes to visit? Do things go smoothly? What about when your in-laws come? How are things then? How are you left feeling when any friends or guests enter your home? Do any of these situations take a toll on you? For a long time, when anyone visited, it was wonderful and… Continue reading Family Visits and Emotional Upsets

Completely Stressed Out? Me Too. Until I Realized This.

Four out of the seven days last week, I was completely stressed out. That’s 57% of my week! What’s your percentage? My stress marathon started on Thursday when I planned our evening a little too tight. All day, I was feeling slightly anxious. Would I be able to have dinner ready when needed? Would my… Continue reading Completely Stressed Out? Me Too. Until I Realized This.

Insecurities From My Weaknesses and the Surprising Discovery

Do you feel insecure when your weaknesses are made known? I sure do! But I learned something this week about my insecurities and my emotions from them. And it really surprised me. About a month ago, I volunteered to teach an art lesson for each of my kiddo’s classes. Now, I am definitely not an… Continue reading Insecurities From My Weaknesses and the Surprising Discovery

How to Feel Better After Overwhelming Social Gatherings

Have you ever experienced feeling fine before a big gathering, but then afterward, you felt exhausted, overwhelmed, perhaps angry, frustrated, irritated, or even completely depressed? Has that happened to you before? It's happened to me. And afterward, I always vow to myself--I'm never doing that again! But the problem is that I can't not ever be… Continue reading How to Feel Better After Overwhelming Social Gatherings

How to More Clearly Discern Your Emotions’ Messages

How are you doing in recognizing the message your emotions are bringing to you? Are you getting the hang of it? Are you feeling the shift in your life yet? Or are you getting stuck? I remember when I first learned about the purpose in our emotions—that they bring us an important message of something… Continue reading How to More Clearly Discern Your Emotions’ Messages

Even a Third Grader Can Do It

My third grader came home yesterday in a great mood. She was so pleasant and excited. They had made bat caves at school, and she said, “It was the best day ever.” So I was very perplexed when, a few hours later, she was very grouchy and grumpy after going to the store with her… Continue reading Even a Third Grader Can Do It

Carrying Emotions (from the Web!)

Last summer, I logged onto the Reddit website and began scanning through some of the forums. I wanted to know what people were doing to help themselves in their emotions. I looked at the sadness forum, the anger section, the anxiety group, and the depression category. I read through quite a few people’s posts and… Continue reading Carrying Emotions (from the Web!)

Carrying Emotions and How to Give Them Back

I love the subject of carrying other people’s emotions. And no, I’m not talking about being empathetic and helping others carry their burdens. This topic of carrying other’s emotions is simple and easy. That’s why I love it. Have you ever gone to the store feeling fine, and then come home super grumpy? I have!… Continue reading Carrying Emotions and How to Give Them Back