By Veronica Sites Has a pandemic and exhausting election year got you stressed or fatigued? In early spring it was called Zoom fatigue, today some have coined the term post-election fatigue. The common denominator is weariness and perhaps varying levels of fatigue that, if we take time to consider outcomes, we may just do things a … [Read more...]
It is National Mountain day!
Today is no ordinary Hump Day. Oh no, my friends, today is special! So, whether you are having a mountain top day, down in the valley, or somewhere in between, it is time for a big deep breath of relaxation. December 11th is International Mountain Day! I hail from the only mountains in Texas. Born in Brewster county and toddling the Chisos … [Read more...]
Do Roller Coasters and Post Traumatic Stress Have Similarities?
National Roller Coaster Day brought to mind a few facts about the engineering wonders that attract so many and post traumatic stress. Have you gotten into the seat of one of these engineering wonders with jitters, apprehension or doubt about the journey about to be embarked? I know I have! Post traumatic stress has many ups and downs that leave … [Read more...]
How Do We Cope After Tragedy?
During a traumatic event, your body taps into its survival instincts, and each of the five senses kicks into a hyper mode of intake. There is nothing you can do about how an event unfolds, and that loss of control is the worst part of a traumatic response. Good news, though; control can be regained by allowing yourself to create a "new normal." It … [Read more...]
The Cost of Conflict
Have you ever completely “lost it” in an argument? You are not alone; however, it is important to understand the health of escalated tempers and how it can impact longevity and your quality of life. It is no secret that anger is an explosive emotion. It has physical impacts and can lead to regrettable actions, words and severed ties. As a general … [Read more...]