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Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Union 15

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Union 15

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. My first job was in a grocery store. I had to join the union in order to be able to report for work on…

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Clean Something

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Clean Something

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. When we get busy, we often let things slide: the laundry, the dishes, the piles of mail. All this clutter can become overwhelming, paralyzing….

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Watch Pride & Prejudice

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Watch Pride & Prejudice

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. Years ago, like when I was ten, a cousin gave me a hardbound copy of Pride and Prejudice. Unfortunately, I was a child who…

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Exercise

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Exercise

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. As you know I’ve been attempting to become a physically healthier person. Working out is not a habit that comes easily to me, but…

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Listen to Your Favorite Music

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Listen to Your Favorite Music

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. They say that music soothes the savage beast. I’ve known that to be true — of myself and of crabby children. It depends on…

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Bubble Bath

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Bubble Bath

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. Feeling a little hot around the collar? Got some aches and pains that won’t quit? Do you feel like the lady in the Calgon…