Tag Archives: stress

I’ll just squint

eye-twitch-penguins-of-madagascar-21689887-595-336My eye lid is twitching.

I can remember when I thought an eye lid twitch was the symptom of a serious illness. It probably is if your eye lid twitches constantly, but a few random twitches are just annoying.

I hope.

The great Google machines says eye lid twitches can be caused by stress, eye strain, tiredness, caffeine, alcohol, dry eyes, nutritional imbalances and allergies.

Geez…I probably have six of the eight. I’m surprised my eye lid doesn’t twitch all the time!

(I’ll leave it up to you to guess the two I don’t have.)

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New year, redo

Our office did a bit of rearranging this afternoon.

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Thanks to technology, all I had to move was some files, my purse and my laptop computer. Everything else could be networked to my new desk.

I couldn’t help but compare it to reorganizations I have lived through in the past. They took much more manpower and many more hours to complete. Also, they were more mentally stressful; in today’s move, I changed locations by a factor five feet or so.

I think I can deal.

When only one word will do

This was a crappy day.

I woke up to a vomiting dog. He’s feeling much better now, but it took a $400 vet visit to do the job.

My to-do list was repeatedly stymied by frustrating people and annoying road blocks.

And my evening dog walk, usually my stress reducer, was washed out — literally — by a cloud burst that left me and Rory sopping wet.

Yep, crappy was the word of the day. So this video really spoke to me.

…and puts a smile on my face! Great way to put this day to bed and start fresh tomorrow.

Fruits of my labor

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This NCAA Final is stressful to watch! To keep from biting my nails, I created this cherry pop art print. (The cherries are on my pj’s.) Inspiration comes in the darnedest places.

The little things

Life can get kinda stress-y.

Which is why, when you get a gift — like this scene from last week’s Parks and Recreation — you should watch it again and again.

I love you, Ben and Leslie.

And now back to my regularly scheduled stress…from that bitch Sandy.

Open arms

What can help you both build up your immune system and decrease your risk of heart disease and stress?

Hint: it’s not a pill, an exercise routine or the now ubiquitous green smoothie.

It’s the hug — that simple (and simply wonderful) one-on-one human contact between friends and loved ones.

Fantastic, huh?

Lucky for all of us, today is National Hug Day!  The holiday was established in 1986 to encourage PDA-phobic Americans to ‘reach out, reach out and touch someone.’ So now’s your chance to get out there and improve your health, your happiness and your overall state of being.

You’ll probably freak out a few people along the way, but hey — that’s just a bonus for feeling so gosh darn happy!

(See you out there.)