Tag Archives: Deborah Jane Wells

Life Lessons from the Garden

Consider the dandelion. Reviled by many as an insistent, bothersome weed, it nevertheless continues to proudly display its pert, bright yellow self everywhere in lawns, gardens and sidewalk cracks. Where, in our own lives, do we face adversity? How do we … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter: The Ultimate Act of Self-Care

When the mountain of paperwork and other clutter on her desk approached Mt. Everest proportions, Amelia would “organize” by sweeping it all into paper bags and boxes that she stashed in closets and under tables. George didn’t even bother stashing … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep Getting in Your Way?

In much of the United States we’re about to lose yet another hour of sleep when we turn the clocks back at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 12, 2017. Talk about adding insult to injury! Given that quality sleep is … Continue reading

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Chasing the Blues Away

If you find yourself feeling a little sad, less energetic than usual, a bit bored or a touch lonely, you may be experiencing “the blues.” While you can get the blues at any time in response to your circumstances, they … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Vitality

What’s one of the top 10 ways to reduce stress? Exercise. One of the top 10 ways to relieve anxiety? Exercise. Promote vitality? Exercise. Relieve depression? Build self-esteem? Improve self-image and confidence? Increase stamina, strength, flexibility, stability and dexterity? Reduce … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

Ancient Romans named the month of January for Janus, their god of gates, doors and beginnings. Always pictured with two faces—one looking toward the future, the other back at the past—Janus is a fitting symbol for the turning of a … Continue reading

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Self-Care: The Love of Your Life IS YOU!

“Need someone to work extra days? Ask me. Someone who’ll clean up the place because we’ve scheduled an open house? Sure. I’ll even bring the cleaning supplies. Need someone to babysit your kids while you go away for a weekend? … Continue reading

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