Worry: Bad… Calm: Good

In the time it took to dial 9-1-1, it was over. In less than a minute, garbled speech from only one side of his mouth vanished and we wondered, “Wait, did something just happen here?” “I’m fine”, he said. “I’m fine.” It took some cajoling — and me staying calm...

The Trouble With Exercise. Lessons I Have Learned.

Stuff your body with holiday fare and results are undeniable, swelling takes place immediately. But pump some iron for a week and… zilch… nada… nothing. Even if intentions are all fired up, they begin to fade when you can’t see any results. Why...

A Handy Way to De-Stress

When I wrote my first book 10 years ago, I didn’t dream it was the beginning of my own stress free-er path. I did it to help those other people, don’t ya know. wink wink. The response when it came out confirmed my observation that we’re all a little too uptight for...

Good Ideas Hover, Just Waiting for the Chance to Attack.

Getting smart takes time. I’m startled when a simple solution dawns on me because it seems soooo obvious. How could I have not thought of it before? The expression “DUH” is perfect for me because getting smart has only been coming in dribbles so far. It’s taking what...

Start an Anti-Busy Campaign – 2/11

Can someone please start an an anti-busy campaign? There IS something called the Slow Movement in Europe but, by definition, it’s not made significant progress across the pond yet. Today I revisited the website of Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slow and Under...

Slower Means Better – 1/09

I’ve actually clocked it. The difference in time it takes me to do something in a hurry vs. doing it slowly is miniscule. I’ve discovered over the years that the results of moving fast and efficiently is merely an illusion that ends up feeding migraines, anger,...

Rev Up to Slow Down – 11/09

I love to dance and am often surprised by my own stamina on the dance floor. I’ve given this a lot of thought lately and have come up with my very own acronym, REVSS. Rest, Exercise, Vittles, Stress, Slowdown. I occasionally hear comments about looking younger than I...

Re-read Life Tweaks – 12/08

If you’ve been with me since the beginning–Comfort Clues began in Mar ‘05–your lives must be all straightened out by now. haha. You have been taking them seriously, haven’t you? Amazingly, Clue #100 is approaching along with the end of my 4th year. Before...

Paying Attention Avoids Accidents – 2/08

I’ve been having little kitchen accidents lately. My dentist scolded that I wasn’t flossing good enough then showed me pictures of what could happen to my gums. Yeow! These two events may seem unrelated, but I put them together recently after reading a...