What do you see when you look in the mirror? If the first thing that comes to mind is something critical, you’re not alone. This month on KSL’s Studio 5 with Brooke Walker, we challenge you to think positive about your body.
Join the #BODYLOVE movement!
1) Take a photo of a physical feature of yourself
3) Tag 5 of your friends and ask them to do the same.
Saying no to friends, neighbors, even family makes us feel guilty. Why is it so hard to say a confident no? Nearly two-thirds of women I’ve surveyed report having difficulty saying no when asked to do something they don’t want to do. Here’s today’s fun discussion on Studio 5 with Brooke Walker on why you don’t need to feel guilty when you choose to say this simple little word…no.
Did you know there’s a National Grouch Day? I didn’t until I was asked to interview for Health Magazine article “Born Grumpy? Today is National Grouch Day“…
It’s not like most people set out to be grouchy, says therapist Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women. “People are born with constellations of personality traits and dispositions that, when coupled with experience, can lead to a less than agreeable disposition,” she says. “If you have a temperament that is less agreeable than those around you, you may be labeled a grouch just because you’re experiencing life differently.”
In some ways, people who are moody or pessimistic may be at a health advantage. Research has shown that older adults who are pessimistic about their future actually live longer and are less likely to live with a disability, says Hanks. And people who tend toward pessimism may use negative thinking as a motivational strategy, she says. “While they may be a drag to be around, they may actually be trying to improve themselves.”
Still, if you’re not happy with your mood (or with your resident crankypants), consider these 6 ways to un-grouch a grump.
Feeling mad isn’t all bad! Sometimes it can motivate us to make a change, set healthier boundaries, or problem solve. In my clinical practice I see many women who have difficulty identify and expressing this often misunderstood emotions. Here are a few ways mad can actually make your life better!
For more help with anger and other emotions order your copy of my new book The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women
Women worry. It seems to be just part of who we are. So how do you know when all that well-meaning worry is actually harming your emotional well-being?
What’s the difference between worry and anxiety? How can we curb our day-to-day worries? Watch this Studio 5 interview!
Labels, even seemingly positive ones can feel restricting. Studio 5 Women’s Self-Improvement Contributor Julie Hanks shares 5 labels to lose from our vocabulary!
Thanks to Jill at Family-Home-Evenings.com for her generous review of The Burnout Cure! Click the link above to read her review and check out her great FHE resources while you’re there…
Deseret News blogger, and former American Idol Finalist Carmen Rasumsen Herbert shares her thoughts about “The Burnout Cure” book, and how to avoid burnout. I’ll be stopping by her blog “Carmen’s Voice” to answer any questions you have about self-care, emotional health, and preventing burnout. Click the link above to read her article and ask your Q’s…