Tag: Self-Help

3 Things to Try Right Now if You Feel Anxious

You’ll be surprised how well these work. . Anxiety is part of the human condition. There’s not a person alive who hasn’t experienced it. Anxiety includes feelings of nervousness, fear, and dread. Physical symptoms include lightheadedness, trembling, sweating, racing pulse, and difficult breathing. Anxiety is generally episodic. You might become anxious before a speech or a test or get triggered by…

I Broke All the Rules to Pay Down My Debts

I never even made a budget — but it worked anyway. Several years ago, I was swimming in debt. Between student loans from my graduate degree, credit cards, and housing costs, I was stuck in a pattern that had started in college, where I was spending most of my salary paying off debt, leaving me no money for emergencies. Or anything fun. When…

My Robot Vacuum is Suprisingly Wise

Important Life Lessons from the Machine that Sucks Dirt Off My Floor. One of my best middle-of-the-night purchases was a robot vacuum. I had been contemplating purchasing one for a while, so it wasn’t exactly spur-of-the-moment, but looking at the dog hair on the carpet late one night convinced me that it was worth a try. If you haven’t seen them,…

You’re Never Going to Write That Novel — or Whatever Your Secret Dream Is

If you can’t turn your dream into a passion, you’ll never succeed. This weekend I published my 14th book. After finishing writing the book earlier in the week, I spent part of the weekend editing, formatting and publishing it on Amazon and then setting up advertising and social media for the new release. I also updated and published an update…