All Blog Posts Tagged 'blues' (8)

Beating the Winter Blues

I have lived most of my life in the Chicagoland area but, even before that, I lived in Pennsylvania.  Point?  I’m used to cold winters!  Doesn’t mean that I necessarily like them much, but I have learned to embrace them.

As I’ve gotten older (and colder) I’ve had my share of the Winter Blues.  They usually…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Make Sunshine

Today we rose to a sun that was trying it's darndest to burn through the mist that shrouds the redwoods. It'd peek through momentarily, lighting up the whole living room, and within minutes hide again beyond the mist.



Finally at ten o'clock the…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 6, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

How to Beat the Holiday Blues

With the holidays right around the corner, some people experience great joy during the season, however, some do not. For some, holidays can be a time of overwhelming stress-especially with the way the economy is and so many out of work. The below article is from the Psychology Today website written by Mark Sichel.

10 Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues



With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we're vulnerable to holiday blues.

Published on November 25, 2009

As we approach… Continue

Added by Kendra Cameron Jarvis on November 22, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments

10 Quick Tips for Family Summertime Blues and Boredom

In most homes, school is over, and summertime has begun. On the one hand,

most moms feel grateful that warm weather is here, family fun has begun, and

the stress of the school year is on hold for the next three months. The kids are

ecstatic because they get to run through the yard shooting water guns at their friends,

sleep in and stay up later, and take a break from dreaded…

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Added by Lori Radun on June 16, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

The Real Story On Chocolate and Depression

A new study has linked chocolate with depression once again. The article merely tells us what our intuition already knew, and the fact that chocolate makes us feel better at some point in our lives isn't exactly news. But how does chocolate make us feel better? Why? What's the reason we tend to crave chocolate more during PMS? The article was so unbelievably incomplete that I felt compelled to provide additional information.







The researchers hum and haw about the… Continue

Added by Lisa Benton on May 10, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Tome of the Mommy: The Fighting of the Tree

For some of us, holiday rituals are our happiest memories. For others, they are the flint that sparks our greatest fears.



Perhaps memories of unhappy holidays past haunt us. Or maybe we stress out at the pressure to project "happiness" during this time of year.





If something truly important is bothering us, faking some form of cheeriness isn't going to keep us from gnashing our teeth when another ornament falls and shatters,… Continue

Added by josiebrown on December 14, 2009 at 12:22am — No Comments

I've got the Monday morning blues...

Any other mamas out there with the Monday morning blues? Maybe it's the "let down" after Mother's Day. Who knows. I know I've got 'em bad enough that my daily post today on ChitChatMom was about wanting to crawl back in bed and pull up the covers.

If you've got those Monday morning blues... leave me a comment and tell me what your excuse is.

~ChitChatMom

Added by ChitChatMom on May 11, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments

How to combat winter blues

It is hard to believe, but it's that time of the year again. The fall is over, and the long dark cold winter is here. Seems like the spring is so far away. Each day is getting shorter and darker, and you find yourself drawn to that couch in front of the TV, where you spend hours each night unable to get to all of those things on your list that you were heroically planning to accomplish in the winter time. It is easy to fall victim to the laws of nature, and blame it for your lack of motivation.… Continue

Added by Kristina (Boston Family Life) on December 12, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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