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EP 995 – Random Acts Of Light

EP 995 – Random Acts Of Light

June 13, 2021

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

This quote by Edith Wharton encourages us to bring light to someone who has been touched by the darkness.

Many are living in darkness while struggling with illness. These illnesses may be depression, chronic pain, or battling cancer and the struggle they are facing may be draining the light from their life.

Random Acts of Light encourage everyone to show a random act of light for a friend or loved one with cancer or other illness. Initiatives are being taken across the country to show support, one person at a time.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Random Acts Of Light Day:

Light The Night showcases the progress being made in the cancer arena along with the importance of supporting patients, one at a time.

Bring light to someone you know. This can be any random act, big or small.

Surprise someone at the hospital with a meal, gift certificate or kind gesture.

Gift a cancer patient or survivor with tickets to a sporting event, or gear from a favorite team.

Treat a local survivor or patient or colleague to a manicure, pedicure or massage.

Take those in need out for coffee, ice cream, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Sometimes it takes just one gentle word or small token to help overcome darkness.

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EP 994 – Super Human Is Not A Hero

EP 994 – Super Human Is Not A Hero

June 12, 2021

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Superman.

Superman has always stood for what’s best about humanity and for bearing adversity and emerge stronger on the other side.

Though we may not be superman, we may be suffering with the Super-Human Syndrome.

Are you running on empty and lying to yourself saying, “I can handle this”?

  • Do you believe you can, should and must do it all?
  • Feel you could and should do more?
  • Neglect your personal needs because others are more important?
  • Or believe that if I don’t who will?

If so, you are probably dealing with the Super-Human Syndrome and are risking your physical and mental health.

 

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Super-Human Day:

 

There is a saying that I love – How thin can I spread myself before I know longer exist?

We must take care of ourselves first and foremost if we want to be in a position to take care of others.

Sometimes we need to let go of those things that are causing us to get stressed – unnecessary tasks and unrealistic beliefs and expectations

 

What is it that you need to let go of – the need for control – approval - to do it all – to be superhuman – and get is all done?

 

Start by knowing what is important to you and then actively decide how to make those things a priority.

Sometimes all that is needed is some fine tuning – some simple strategies that energize or relax us and enable us to enjoy the life situations that we are facing. 

 

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Discover how to take small steps towards a healthier, happier, less-stressed, you by visiting my website at worksmartlivesmart.com

EP 993 – Make Life Beautiful

EP 993 – Make Life Beautiful

June 11, 2021

Today is a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating those who are making life beautiful.  Whether you’re creating beauty through your art, music, relationships or helping others achieve personal success.

One small action can lead to a ripple effect.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Making Life Beautiful Day:

Help someone achieve a personal goal.

Donate time to a worthy cause.

Clean up a community space.

Create a work of art.

Refinish and repurpose something old.

Plant a garden or send someone some flowers.

Connect with a friend.

Thank a colleague.

Share a smile.

Expect the best, not the worst. Choose joy. Making life beautiful starts with you and choosing joy will get your attitude on the right track to making an impact in the world.

There’s no real wrong way to celebrate National Making Life Beautiful Day, as long as you do something and keep focused on making life beautiful.

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

EP 992 – Stress And Headache Pain

EP 992 – Stress And Headache Pain

June 10, 2021

There are all kinds of headaches.

Some are sharp and painful.

Others are a long, slow ache from somewhere deep inside.

 

Chronic headache sufferers know that headaches can interfere with work, social activities and even completing the simplest task such as getting dressed.

 

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Headache Awareness Week:

Learn what triggers your headaches – Is it conflict, noise, food, wine, odours or all of the above

Keep a headache journal to give you some clues as to the triggers

Let go of anger and frustration and try to lower your stress

Get plenty of sleep

Eat a balanced diet

Get outside

Exercise

Learn relaxation techniques such as utilizing pressure points, deep breathing, visualization and muscle relaxation.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your headaches to see if you have explored all the possible treatments.

Finally, deep breathing is one of the easiest and effective relaxation techniques available to reduce headaches. Learn how to utilize this skill to reduce your headaches and improve your life.

 

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

EP 991 – Develop Your People Skills

EP 991 – Develop Your People Skills

June 9, 2021

So what are people skills? And why do these skills matter in this age where communication is more focused on texting and messaging?

People Skills are a set of skills enabling a person to get along with others, to communicate their ideas effectively, to resolve conflicts, and to achieve personal and business goals.

One issue of having information at the tips of our fingers all times is that you can get any answer to a question, anytime and anywhere, by simply typing it into a mobile device or computer.  Many have not learned to branch out, ask questions and connect with other humans to learn and gain people skills.

One of the most important factors in gaining influence and achieving success, is developing strong, positive, and effective people skills.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating International People Skills Month:

Learn to ask great questions that people are excited to answer and then listen attentively. You will engage at a much deeper level than the superficial ‘how are you doing?’’

 

Be authentic. Authenticity breeds trust, and trust breeds relationships.

 

Engage with a story. The secret to persuading people is to tell an effective story. Connect to their head, heart and soul.

 

Be contagious. A bad mood impacts those around us. A good mood, full of energy can produce more energy in others.

 

Employers often seek out those who have these strong interpersonal skills as they have the ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively and display the commitment and work ethic that they require.

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line resiliency test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

EP 990 – Slip, Slap, Slop For Sun Protection

EP 990 – Slip, Slap, Slop For Sun Protection

June 8, 2021

Are you protected from the sun under an umbrella?

How about on a cloudy day?

Do you think you’re protected from the sun under the water?

Does a baseball cap protect you from the sun?

Are you protected from the sun if you go to a tanning salon first?

Not sure of the answers, then you need to find out, as it could save your life.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer since it’s more likely to spread to other parts of the body. It is increasing in both men and women. Non-melanoma skin cancer, a less deadly type of skin cancer, is the most commonly occurring cancer, accounting for about one-third of all cancer cases.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Sun Awareness Week:

Reduce sun exposure between 11am and 4pm.

Seek shade or create your own shade.

Think Slip – Slap – Slop

Slip! on clothing to protect your arms and legs.

Slap! on a wide-brimmed hat.

Slop! on sunscreen with SPF #15 or higher.

Be Prepared and Stay Safe In The Sun

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more tips to build your resiliency? Look for my book on Amazon called Stress Out. 52 Weeks To Letting More Life In

EP 989 – Build Resiliency By Leaving Early

EP 989 – Build Resiliency By Leaving Early

June 7, 2021

“Control the events in your life or the events in your life will control you.”

In these busy times, leaving early may seem like a death sentence to your career.

We know that in spite of the advances in technology, many of us are working longer hours than our parents and chronic illnesses such as burnout, heart disease and depression are on the rise.

In order to maintain our health and our productivity, we must ensure that we have energy.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Leave The Office Earlier Day:

Leaving early is just one strategy in an attempt to not let time control you. By consciously planning to leave early one day this week, I am betting that you will be much more focused and will feel a renewed sense of balance in your life.

What would you do if you had 20 minutes of ‘free time’ time today? What would you do if you had 1 hour or 2 hours extra?

What priority would you focus on – your health – your kids – your spouse – your gardens – your dog – your community?

Leaving Early Day is an awareness of how time slips away from us. It’s about failing to make our priorities a priority in our life. Our work is important, and we owe it to ourselves and our employer to be present, creative and healthy. How? Control your schedule and be purposeful with your time.

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

EP 988 – Let’s Go To The Drive-In

EP 988 – Let’s Go To The Drive-In

June 6, 2021

I have some great memories of going to the drive-in with friends. Staying up late for the dusk to dawn movies on the long weekends. I loved taking my own kids to see the latest Disney flick at our local drive-in, one of the few remaining ones in our area. The boys would be dressed in their jammies, pillows and blankets ready, popcorn to snack on as we waited for the sun to set and the movie to begin.

Even now, my husband and I will head to the movies during the summer for date night.

Did you know that the creator of the drive-in did so to help his mother enjoy the theatre in a more comfortable seat way back in 1933. These drive-ins saw their heydays in the 50’s to 80’s, but sadly, with movies on demand, many of these local drive-ins have closed.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Drive In Movie Day:

Gather your family together and head to the drive-in. Enjoy the experience of watching a movie on an outdoor big screen. And if you do, use #DriveInMovieDay to post on social media.

If you don’t have a drive-in close by, plan a trip and take in this unique experience before many of these local treasures shut down.

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line resiliency test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

EP 987 – Take A Break And Camp

EP 987 – Take A Break And Camp

June 5, 2021

We will sit by the camp-fire and sing a song or two.  There will be peace and happiness.  It will be a wonderful bonding experience.  And everything will be right in the world…

Not bloody likely! as my European friends say. 

I love camping, but it certainly never matched my expectations of what a family camping trip should be like.  We were closer to the Griswold’s with everyone arguing and sometimes wishing they were somewhere or with someone else. 

So why do we still go?

Because camping is really no different than the rest of our lives.  We have moments of chaos, arguing and not getting along, mixed with other moments of happiness, laughter and peace.  Many memories have been made through frantically packing up in the rain, backing up over a deer antler and blowing a tire, and cooking our dinner by the fire.  We have enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and swimming races and our bets on who could catch the biggest, most and ugliest fish.  We have sat on the beach, and in folding chairs by the fire and have snuggled under the covers.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Camping Month:

Try to go with the flow and let go of your mental picture of what camping should look like.

Chaos Aside, Camping Is A Great Break

Even with all of the effort and potential for chaos, camping represents a break from the everyday for me.  I enjoy some family time and some alone-time, and I get a chance to appreciate nature and all of the beauty it offers. 

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Discover how to take small steps towards a healthier, happier, less-stressed, you by visiting my website at worksmartlivesmart.com

EP 986 – Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

EP 986 – Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

June 4, 2021

Beauty is only skin deep or in simpler terms, a pleasing appearance is not a guide to character. However, our skin is vital to our health.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Your skin covers your entire body and acts as a shield from the elements. It bends with ease, warns you when something is too hot or too cold, repairs itself when broken, and plays a huge part in your appearance.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Beautiful In Your Skin Month:

Wear sunscreen daily. There are plenty of sunscreens, but the right kind of sunscreen can effectively protect your skin from the damaging UV rays. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 and don’t forget your neck and hands.

Getting rid of dry, dead skin cells can leave your skin looking smoother and supple but don’t over exfoliate. Be gentle to your skin and treat it with care.

Hydrate. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily does not necessarily mean that your skin will be automatically hydrated.

Stay away from tanning beds and the sun. Do a spray tan instead if you are looking for a glow.

Examine your skin regularly for signs of skin cancer. Look for new or unusual spots, as well as anything changing, itching or bleeding.

Remember, If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line vulnerability test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.

 

 

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