Think white light

“Think white light” was what my friend Tom used to tell me when I was stressed or down. What he meant was to sit, breathe and simply focus on the white light taking over, covering me and cleansing my thoughts. It worked and still works but I have to remember the white light. It’s there […]

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Abrupt changes and your health.

We all know that stress affects our health and immune system. Too much of something can do this, in this case, too much abrupt change. I am now, finally sick, the flu and a few other minor health issues are calling out to me so that I can heal and take care of myself.

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You Are Not Alone: Hope and Help for Caregivers.

If you belong to one of the many Latino families who are facing the prospect of a difficult Christmas because you are caring for your elders and maybe your children, too, this post is for you. Juggling your job, your kids, and older adults, most likely won’t give you time to take for yourself. In […]

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Procrastination: Why you should stop!

As most people, my to do list resembles more and more a roll of toilet paper. The list of things to get done becomes endless and only gets worse the longer I postpone. The anguish and stress that accompany this habit should have taught me a lesson, but although I promise myself to do things […]

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Take care of your heart.

Since we have become more connected and thus more available, our lives have become even more complicated. We not only have to deal with our immediate needs as grocery shopping, cleaning and the works, but we have the added urgency of replying to texts, e-mails right there and then. If you are like myself, if […]

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On stress and migraines.

Not surprisingly my migraines began when I quit drinking almost 21 years ago. I always wondered why but now it’s clear. Alcohol calmed my nerves and kept me somewhat relaxed, at least as long as I had a drink in my hand.

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