Archive for the ‘stress management’ Category

Our Last One: She’s Leaving Home, Bye Bye

Posted by Vicki on August 22nd, 2015 under Attitude, fond memories, friends & family, howque?, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, priorities, stress management, venting, Wellness
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Tuesday is the day we transport Mollie and her belongings to the other side of the state, and these are the last days of having her live with us in the way she has since she was born more than 18 years ago. Each time one of our kids trundled off to college, I felt […]

Books and Writing

Posted by Vicki on May 25th, 2015 under aspirations, creations, friends & family, inspiration, Lifestyle, philosophy, projects, stress management
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Everyone in my fam is a lover of books and reading. We also like to write. Many folks like to write. Most are unpublished. But even without being published, writing has its advantages. For me, it is restorative, cathartic, reflective, and sometimes creates a repository of memories. It lets me play with and (try to […]

Office Is Closed

Posted by Vicki on January 19th, 2015 under career, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, stress management, weight management
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It is an extra day of blogging for me. i prob will not get a chance on Thursday because I am pretty booked with meetings. So this is good. What a klutz I am with computer skills! I have to set up a reading list for talks I am giving in February and it turns […]

On a Cat, a Quilt and a Book

Posted by Vicki on November 9th, 2014 under cats, creations, Exercise, inspiration, love, stress management
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I know my Catja is a sentient being. By that I do not only mean that she feels things, but also that she is aware of things. I think she knows who she is – has self-awareness – what she wants, and how to get what she wants. I think she loves and loves being […]

A Little Nervous and Family Dysfunction

Posted by Vicki on October 23rd, 2014 under craziness, friends & family, irritation, projects, stress management, venting
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What else is new? I am not as nervous as i would have been, say, 10 years ago, or definitely than I would have been pre-sertraline/Buspar, I mean O am not paralyzed and i will probably be able to sleep some, but I am definitely feeling a bit unsettled. Tomorrow’s talk, a “university-wide” endocrine grand […]

Safe, Caref and Hap. That’s All That Matters

Posted by Vicki on September 7th, 2014 under craziness, friends & family, love, stress management
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For a brief moment yesterday, I did not feel stressed out. It was the moment an hour or so before bedtime, when I began to search for some video clips I could use in that October Grand Rounds I am scheduled to do. Something about finding a site that had video clips and beginning to […]

Nature And Nurture

Posted by Vicki on August 30th, 2014 under aspirations, BodyChangers, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition, philosophy, stress management, Unbridled Eating, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management
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From whence do our anxieties hail? Last two nights finally caught up on some sleep and feel somewhat refreshed. Good things do keep happening – met a physician yesterday who may be interested in becoming involved in obesity treatment at some point in the next year or so; another physician might have some interest as […]

Restive Seep

Posted by Vicki on August 28th, 2014 under irritation, stress management, venting
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i am not sure why all of a sudden sleep has become elusive. It is not that i do not sleep, it is that I sleep fewer hours and more restlessly, with more awakenings and difficulties getting back to sleep, and it does remain very challenging to get out of bed every morning, which is […]

Last Stop Before Honesdale

Posted by Vicki on August 1st, 2014 under Big FAT Bunnies, craziness, Eating Behavior, Exercise, friends & family, Hate, stress management, teasing
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Staying, night three, in S. Hadley, Mass, the home of Mt. Holyoke, Alma Mater of Virginia Apgar, Emily Dickinson, and Wendy Wasserstein, among other illustrious alumnae. After many days bereft of cb, we met him at my fave Boston Hotel, The Royal Sonesta, where we had a breakfast buffet. After yesterday, when Mollie completed the […]

The Long Weekend

Posted by Vicki on July 5th, 2014 under aspirations, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, projects, stress management, weight management
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cb does not welcome 3 day weekends, and in fact, seems disappointed whenever they pop up. But I very much welcome them, because there is suddenly time to do stuff. I am excited! It seems like forever since i have had a chance to blog. I have been too busy filled with such anxiety – […]