Archive for the ‘Taking Care of Self’ Category

On Life’s Terms

Posted: 22nd July 2011 by Barb Kampbell in Challenges, Taking Care of Self

While most of us fight it, we simply must live life on life’s terms. There is so little in this world we control and often the things that are ours to handle we don’t take care of because we are too busy trying to handle something that isn’t ours. We get into the middle of […]

Prepare for Difficult Times

Posted: 16th May 2011 by Barb Kampbell in Challenges, Taking Care of Self

While it’s not always possible to know when a difficult time is coming, there are those in which we know we will have a troubling day, week, or longer. For instance, someone who recently lost her mother whom she was close to would find Mother’s Day a difficult time. There are many of these types […]

Depression is a Medical Condition

Posted: 28th March 2011 by Barb Kampbell in Depression, Taking Care of Self

When someone becomes ill and tells others of their diagnosis they often receive caring words and prayers, but in our society when a person is depressed we tend to look at them differently. What is it that makes us look down upon someone when their illness is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain […]

I knew it had been a while since I’d written anything to post here, but was unaware of just how long until I opened the page today. It’s not that I haven’t had things to write about, it is just that sometimes things can’t be dealt with in public without the risk of causing further […]

Have you ever felt as if you had every right to retaliate against an action by someone who had harmed you in some way? I think we all feel this way from time to time, probably very often actually. A simple thing like a driver cutting us off might make us want to do the […]

Seasons of Life

Posted: 17th December 2008 by Barb in Answers, Peace, Taking Care of Self

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to weep and a time to […]

Rescue Yourself

Posted: 13th November 2008 by Barb in Self-love, Taking Care of Self

“Stop waiting to be rescued. Rescue yourself.” —Bobbi Kahler Waiting to be rescued can become a habit for many. Some people have no idea how to take care of self so they always know that there’s a safety net to pick up the pieces (the bills, the depression, neediness, etc.). There are those who believe […]

Being True to Your Self

Posted: 9th November 2008 by Barb in Doing Right, Self-love, Taking Care of Self

“You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself.” —Mary Wortley Montagu Being true to our self may be one of the most difficult things we do. There seems to be so many demands on us from family, work, volunteerism, church, and all of the many relationships we have. With all […]

Sense of Self

Posted: 18th October 2008 by Barb in Blame, Boundaries, Recovery Tools, Self-image, Taking Care of Self

“Part of having a strong sense of self is to be accountable for one’s actions. No matter how much we explore motives or lack of motives, we are what we do.” —Janet Geringer Woititz Excuses and blame are often what we use to explain away our indiscretions. However, when we know who we are and […]

This Too Shall Pass

Posted: 16th September 2008 by Barb in Anxiety, Change, Struggles, Taking Care of Self

“Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right. Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!” —Bob Marley (song lyrics) There are times in our lives that it feels like when it rains it pours. We may have a succession of difficult things to […]