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December 2015
Wishing all of my readers a peaceful holiday and a good start to the new year. I’m going to be offline for awhile. My gracious editors at Everyday Health gave me some time off so I can rest my brain for a bit. Wishing you the very best. Therese Share this:
“Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination,” said the 19th century writer Christian Nevell Bovee. As everyone who has ever experienced a panic attack knows, there is nothing imaginary about the way you feel. I have tried to convince my husband on countless occasions, in the...
This post is from my archives. I have a love-hate relationship with December. Many people do. As a person with an extremely fragile psyche, who has a low threshold for stress, I feel like December adds another 50 percent of things to be scratched off of my “to do” list, and therefore tells my sympathetic...
This is one of my favorite prayers by Thomas Merton. It has given me much strength in times of ambiguity and darkness, so I thought I’d share it with you in case you need to hear it too. My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road...
  People with Season Affective Disorder (SAD) or the clinical version of the winter blues aren’t the only ones who struggle with the shorter days, colder weather, and the general blah of the winter season. Less sunlight can affect our circadian rhythm, the body’s biological clock that governs certain brain wave activity and hormone production....
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