Sunday, July 31, 2011

Five Ways to Manage Stress

Some good tips on managing stress:

1) Don't pass judgement.  Every time you pass judgement, you increase your stress level.  Give people the benefit of the doubt and you'll feel more relaxed.

2) Always arrive a few minutes early.  Being late can really raise your stress level.  Ever notice that you catch all the red lights when you're in a hurry?

3) Seek support.  When something is worrying you, find someone you trust and discuss it.  It might not be as bad as you think, or maybe there is some positive action you can take.

4) Don't catch other's stress.  Sure, it's good to be sympathetic and help when you can, but remember, you didn't create their problems.  Their stress is their stress.

5) Listen more, talk less.  Blood pressure goes up when you speak.  Relax and really listen -- determine what they are really saying, it might help.

Hope this helps,


Why are they ruining the country we fought for? View from a WW2 Veteran

Talked to one of the wisest people I could think of, a very neat gentleman and a WW2 veteran.
Until Bush (W) was elected, he was a strong republican.

As we talked, he shook his head sadly.  

"What is wrong with people?  Don't they know you have to pay for services and infrastructure?  Taxes are a lot lower than they were in the fifties, especially for the higher brackets."

He leaned over and took a sip of water.  "And this debt ceiling -- why are they not working things out?  Our country was founded on compromise.  Don't they realize the impact, the damage they are doing to our country?"

He said, "Tracy, write that the American people want their leaders to sit down and be realistic.  You can't cut your way to prosperity!"

There you have it -- wise words to Congress.
Voters, know how your congressmen/women behave ... and remember!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Is it cool to be greedy?

Does our society reward those who've made it with the help of our infrastucture,  but don't want to help support it for anyone else?  

Interesting article:

Does this look like a golden age?

Have a great day,


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Words of wisdom from a T-shirt

This was on an old tee shirt of my daughter's.  Wouldn't it be nice if more people felt this way?

As human beings we have in us to provide for others.  It's purely a choice.  But actions must precede the words.  The vast fortunes we have obtained are meaningless unless we pick those up that have fallen, provide for those that have nothing. 
Author unknown