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Don't Feed The Monsters - Keeping Your Cool in Stressful Times

Don't Feed The Monsters - Keeping Your Cool in Stressful Times

I think we need to talk about the monsters we're feeding.

And when I say monsters, what I'm really referring to are the thoughts in our head that we're feeding with fear. These thoughts are causing us to react in ways that are kinda scary.

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DIY Home Office Hacks to Prevent Pain & Injury

DIY Home Office Hacks to Prevent Pain & Injury

If you're having to work from home now, you might find the ergonomic situation to be less than ideal.  Here's a few hacks that might help relieve the aches and pains due to your new work life! If you have any home office hacks of your own, please share them in the comments below!

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Isolated Together - How to feel less lonely

Isolated Together - How to feel less lonely

If you're anything like me, you might be experiencing loneliness while sequestered in your corner of the world...even if you're an introvert. Personally I kinda hit rock-bottom in the lonely department. But because of a few tricks I had up my sleeve, I've managed to crawl out of that dark and lonely hole. 

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Quarantine - Passing time in my journal

Quarantine - Passing time in my journal

Well, here it is, April 10th, 2020. We're at least three solid weeks into a nationwide quarantine, and there's a wicked snow storm here in Maine.  If this isn't the perfect day to stay in my cozy clothes and pass the time in an art journal, I don't know what is.  I don't have anything profound to say. No helpful tips for surviving sequesterhood. No humor to pass along. Just a bunch of brightly colored boxes, from my cubicle to yours.  Enjoy! You can find a list of links to the materials I used at the bottom of this page.    MATERIALS I...

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Mind Shift - 6 Steps to Manage Your Fear

Mind Shift - 6 Steps to Manage Your Fear

There's no denying it, we're living in uncertain times right now. Fear, anxiety, and panic are settling in around the globe. So are anger, frustration, and lots of other unsavory reactions. But for the simplicity of writing this blog, I'm just referring to fear.  I wanted, in some way, to help people move through their fear,  so in good hocus-pocus, woo-woo fashion, I asked the tarot deck what I should paint, and I turned out with the Wheel of Fortune. This is what that card means:  The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that seasons change and fortune fluctuates - nothing is permanent. Change is one of its...

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