As I wrote before, it’s been a long month, now few months. What started out as a potential potassium deficiency turned out to be a mental health crisis manifesting through unspecified chest pain (which you can read his account of here). Countless testing and cardiac episodes were actually somatic symptoms of a much larger issue
Working on a happiness project is easygoing when life is easy. It’s easy to focus on increasing happiness when there aren’t any major hurdles to tackle. It reminds me of Maslow’s Hierarchy if Needs, one does not pass from one level to the next until needs are met. You can’t focus on self-actualization if you
The focus of May was on my parenting, and one of my goals was to teach each of my daughters a new skill. The biggest of this focus was going to be on Potty training my two year old. I have been dreading this, and therefor procrastinating. I think in many ways I still am
This past weekend my husband was inducted by our college to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It has been a long time since we were in college, and we have lived a lot of life in the ten years since that time. After college, my husband joined the Army, where we have been through 6
The third love language we are discussing is “Receiving gifts.” I think initially when we think of someones love language being receiving gifts, it can come with a negative connotation and the stigma of being materialistic. However, there is so much more to Receiving Gifts, than actually getting presents. Even when taking the quiz to
The second Love Language to discuss is Quality Time. Quality Time may look and feel differently for different people; however when I think of quality time I think of giving someone your undivided attention. Chapman writes “In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, ‘I love you,’ like full, undivided attention.” I joke around about
Today’s Love Language of focus, is Words of Affirmation. This love language is first discussed in the book, and focuses on the way we speak to each other. In The 5 Love Languages Chapman discusses that giving your spouse a genuine compliment every day is one of the best ways to effectively express loving words of affirmations.
When I decided that my focus this month was going to be marriage, I knew I would be rereading The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I first read this book probably 10 years ago, and my husband and I also listened to the audio book together while on a road trip around that same time.
In general I have always been an anxious person; It’s been a joke for years that I am never really described as “cool, calm and collected.” It has taken years of school and reading and life, to find ways for me to cope with anxiety. And I would say that I have done a pretty
I find myself having difficulty writing about my areas of focus this month, because there isn’t generally a tangible way to measure them. In January, as I focused on decluttering and organizing, it was very obvious whether a drawer looked like a disaster. February and March were similar as both could be measured with numerical