Sunday, October 28, 2018

Staying Strong

Technology is NOT my strong suit. While I understand that it has a purpose, I’m overwhelmed in how/why things HAVE to continue to be “updated,” or evolve in the way that they do. I look at it this way, “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?”

I’m also a visual learner. I have to see something work (many times) before I “get it.”

The above all came together when I had to learn some features about my android phone and music (for my zumba class).

I walked into a Best Buy to check out some adapters etc. I walked up to two “Mac Specialists” and asked for help. A young man (20ish) volunteered and led me to the devices I needed. As I began questioning him, he “took over” and spoke over me. The first time he did it, I gave him a “pass” and waited for him to take a breath. When he did, I interjected with more questions. He spoke over me again. I stopped him and said, “Sir, I’m a visual learner. In addition, I’m fearful of technology. I don’t understand it and want to learn this. I need to talk this out so I can feel comfortable with the product.”

Once again, he  spoke over me.
At this point, I broke eye-contact with him and looked at the floor. He enraged me to no end.

I wanted to swear at him. I chose not to. I wanted to punch him. I chose not.

I tried to interrupt. He said, “Listen, I know what you need. This device will work. I sell these things all the time.”
I reached my peak. I looked at him and said, “I’m done.” In addition, I told him he was a terrible listener. I walked out of the store. I would not give him the sale.

I felt good about the way I handled this. I stood strong in that I would NOT permit this young man to treat me disrespectfully.

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Focus: Limits, boundaries

Questions for you: 1) What situations/people repeatedly disrespect you and your boundaries? 2) How are you currently handling it? Are you letting it go or confronting it?

Saturday, October 20, 2018

General Behaviors of Anxiety or Depression


  • ·       Mind races
  • ·        Possible sleep disturbances
  • ·        Breathing is fast or shallow
  • ·        Nausea or lack of appetite
  • ·        Restless
  • ·        Jelly-like legs
  • ·        Dizzy or light headed
  • ·        Blurred vision
  • ·        Difficulty swallowing
  • ·        Heart palpitations
  • ·        Sweating or shivering
  • ·        Want to run away from the situation

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression  

·        Fear
·        Panic
·        Apprehension
·        Panic attacks
·        Digestive complaints
·        Excessive worry
·        Agitation
·        Difficulty concentrating
·        Sleep disturbance

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

6 Types of Anxiety Disorders


1.   Generalized Anxiety Disorder: This presents as a long lasting anxiety not specific to a situation or object.
2.   Panic Disorder: This presents as a quick hit of terror. It’s often followed by trembling or difficulty in breathing.
3.   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: This condition presents repetitious obsessions and compulsions.
4.   Social Anxiety Disorder: Presents itself as intense fear and social interactions managed with avoidance.
5.   Specific Phobias: Fear of a specific situation or object (i.e. spiders).
6.   Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Anxiety from a traumatic experience.


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