Reading the morning paper’s comics can be a stress relieving activity. My interest in women’s comic strips resurfaced as I sorted through some magazines ready for recycling. In an issue of MS I re-discovered an article called Paper Movies: Feminist cartoonists create characters that are real, raunchy—and they’ll knock your socks off.
When you smile, you appear to be more likable and competent.
Indeed, light heartedness and sense of humor is a basic resilience strengthening strategy.
Fred, the oldest known goldfish, lived to forty-one years of age. It is a mystery how he survived so long. Unlike Fred, we humans can have a full and vibrant life if we keep breathing outside the fish bowl. That requires us to seize our days, as we age. Yes, join me in growing old, healthy and playful. […]
Have you ever wondered about your humor personality or telling a joke or two? WAIT! You might be asking, “Do I need to tell jokes to have a sense of humor?” Absolutely not! Read on! Most of us, at some time or another, crack a smile — if not a gut wrenching guffaw. Having a sense of […]
Dr. Seuss was correct, You have a brain in your head. Use it well. Wipe out the cobwebs. Nourish it with wisdom and compassion. Our present culture tends to fill our children’s brains will commercialism, greedy, sugar, violent images, mean-spirited competition, contempt, discontent, and trivia. What really matters are the deep virtues that are expressed over and […]
Date night keeps couples’ flames flickering, even sparking. Together, choose a date night that you can keep consistently or you risk letting it go by the wayside. If you have children, hire a standing sitter for the night. Try to get a sitter who drives and pay the sitter well. If finances are a problem, […]
Delightfully, out of the mouths of babes comes the truth. We adults have workaholiced ourselves away from taking time to wonder at life nuances. We are socialized to worry about what the neighbours and our mother-in-law think, to look successful and to hide our feelings to the point that we have forgotten the essence of a normally absurd life. There is much we can learn by connecting to babies and children. They remind us of our own childlike essence – the kid in us.
Both having fun and increasing your support are resiliency strengthening strategies.