This guest article from Psych Central was written by Therese J. Borchard. Divorce is the second most stressful life event, preceded only by the death of a spouse. And what is stress capable of? Expediting a severe bout of depression and anxiety to your limbic system (the brain’s emotional center) if you’re not careful. Acute and chronic stress, especially, undermine both emotional and physical health.
Guess what? Anniversaries and other "special" days are all man-made. It is we who gave them meaning. Which means we also have the power to give them un-meaning. What do I mean by that? A day that, by everyone else's calendar, is just another Saturday could be a real minefield when we attach significant meaning to it.
“I knew better.” “I knew it was a meaningless friends with benefits deal for him.” “I knew it wasn’t right for me.” “But, after that glass of wine and a little cuddling, one thing led to another and….” Jennie stopped talking. I could hear her crying softly. “I have no control. I still care about him so much. But I feel awful today. I’m such a loser.” Can you relate?
May is a great time to get rid of the clutter and lighten your load. I remember the ritual spring cleaning in my home. It came with the warmer weather when blossoms appeared. My mother would throw open the windows and, armed with a bucket, mop and garbage bags, she would go through the house room by room.
Today we honor our female role models on Mother's Day. Enjoy these musical selections, with a bit of humor as we celebrate Mothers, mother's-in-waiting, mentors, aunts, stepmom's, grandmothers, and more. To listen to the songs, click here 1. Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones 2. Your Mother Should Know - The Beatles 3. Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon 4. Mama's Pearl - Jackson Five
On Mother's Day, I would like to express my views as I look out my window upon a beautiful scene.I am overjoyed to see the lake shining before me in the sunshine, its color matching the blue sky. Birds are flittering here and there, the spring green is flourishing with the unstoppable force of Nature, and I can hardly contain my joy at being on such a beautiful planet! What I see out my window is Mother - I can tell this is so because of how I feel in my heart!
I wanted to give all of you moms a gift. I wanted to tell you how special you are, and how grateful I am to you for loving and raising our future...your children. I decided the only gift I could give you is my gratitude. I made a video for you. Enjoy your day! Mjo (Tango Expert) http://on.fb.me/jOPFhY
Moms today worry a lot. Yes, mothers have always worried, but today’s young moms are so busy that sometimes motherhood feels like a problem-solving exercise: How can I balance my work, my own needs, and my family? How will I breastfeed my baby after I go back to work? How can I make sure my kids get the education they need?
Men and women are supposed to be equal right? Well, for certain things yes. For example, equal pay, equal rights etc. But men and women's brains are not equal. Science can actually explain the reasons men and women do the things they do. Research shows that the female brain operates differenly than the male brain. Each has been trained by millions of years of evolution. This is the source of many of the problems and miscomminuction between the sexes.