Posts tagged the self-defined life
Dateline: The Mon Ami Gabi Restaurant in the Paris, Las Vegas. On a break from horseraces nearby and now stressed like crazy. How did that happen? Well, the hostess here in Mon Ami Gabi has jumped inside my head and made my body go into a stress reaction. Here’s what she did to cause my stress. Okay, I’ll admit I don’t fit the slinky evening gown glamour that used to be Vegas, but the young lady didn’t have to frown as I stepped up to the hostess stand dragging my computer More >
Remember, even discussing Stress, we need to laugh a lot. A lot. And some more.
Psychologist on the Loose.
Dateline: Las Vegas PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rock Bar across from Planet Hollywood. Midnight on some night. There are hundreds of screaming people in here and Vegas is new and mind-blowing to these enthusiastic visitors. They jump up and scream, “Vegas!” every few minutes, just in case someone doesn’t remember where they are.
There’s a silver mirrored life size bull bucking at the entrance. In the middle of the Superdome room there’s More >
Dateline: Dateline: the Big Thicket State Forest. Really. I can promise that this retreat spot is “big,” because there is no Starbucks within reasonable driving distance. Pizza delivery is but a distant dream. It’s a “thicket,” because I’m surrounded by tall trees spewing allergens in a bonfire pattern. (Kind reader, as you might suspect, this wasn’t my idea and this will not be the last you hear of this weekend of terror.)
Stress. Get a Grip, More >
Get a Grip, Part 3
Dateline: St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Mobile International Branch Office. Currently I’m waiting to be fitted with one of those hideous, heavy boots. Why do I burden you, kind reader, with this minutia?
Because I am the poster child for the Stress Prone Personality (SPP) of the GET A GRIP Series.
Back in early November, I had an “event” on the first day of a week in San Francisco. I’m at the medical center because I approached the event (stupid jump off a boulder) More >
Dateline: Cabo San Lucas Hilton International Branch Headquarters. Best value for obsessively collected Hilton points. Note: the real resort people wear something called “resort wear.” I took that to mean cargo shorts and flip-flops, so half right.
Set-up: Each of us has a basic self that rests deep inside. Our ethics, values, and beliefs. This is the part of us that we’ve formed based on “best thinking.” Makes us humans sound pretty great, right? Well, hang on. Each of us also has a pseudo self, that is the part of us that is formed by “emotional pressure from within ourselves, or More >
The Woman Who Couldn’t Stop Giving Her Opinion. Stress.
In order to appreciate this difficult lady, please read The Woman Who Couldn’t Stop Giving Her Opinion, Pt. 1
Anxiety is: The response the body to danger or perceived danger. Two things to notice: 1) this response is not “in the mind” but in the brain and the body, and includes a cascade of chemical changes. 2) the danger can be “real” (lion in the room), but most of the anxiety we experience is a reaction to “perceived” or “what if” threats.
What if I’m late, if I lose More >
Post in progress.
Well, the Hilton Resort at Cabo San Lucas has fired the first shot. He has emailed all guests for the week between Christmas and New Years with the latest rules on lounge chair use. And they’re tough. Since I have been known to embellish, I must mention that I am not making this up. I will provide the rules as a link in the actual post so that you can see how stress and despair can infiltrate the most protected asylums of peace.
Stress. Anxiety. Stress Management. Psychology. Therapy Online. Anxiety Management. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Oh, what More >