30 Day Challenge: Touch It Once

30 Day Challenge: Touch It Once

What's a great way to avoid procrastination and clutter? Touching things once. My 30 day habit for August of 2019 will be exactly this: training myself to complete little things so I don't have piles of unfinished tasks everywhere. Read more about this challenge and join me.
30 Day Challenge: Life Reboot Wrap-Up

30 Day Challenge: Life Reboot Wrap-Up

I spent a month working through a life reboot. I found that it was useful in many ways...but that at the same time I needed to recover from a hard-drive crash of life rather than the stuffed memory that required a reboot.
Make Stress Your Friend: A TED Talk Worth Viewing

Make Stress Your Friend: A TED Talk Worth Viewing

Doing research into stress is enough to induce stress. Looking at all the damage that chronic or acute stress can cause to our bodies is enough to make people want to crawl into their beds and not come out. But it is possible to make stress our friend, and Kelly McGonigal, a psychologist, presented the talk on how from the TED stage.
5 Advanced Stress Management Techniques

5 Advanced Stress Management Techniques

Stress is everywhere in modern life. Some of it is chronic, everyday stress. And some of it can be extreme, brought on by situation and choices. Today I'll look at some advanced stress management techniques that don't get (in my opinion) enough coverage, but can be extremely useful.
Stress Makes You Stupid

Stress Makes You Stupid

Stress, the flight or flight response, is a necessary part of being human. It's what kept us from being eaten by things in the distant past. There are a whole lot of physical changes that occur while stressed, but there are also mental changes as well.

Most of us don't have to worry about being dinner for some hungry animal these days, and yet, the stress response is alive and well.

In the past week, I've heard from three different sources that "stress makes you stupid." Given my recent experience with extreme stress and the brain fog that went with it, I have to agree, and so I wanted to look into this phenomena as well as give some tips to get through it.