May 22, 2020

Once you’ve broken the negativity habit and replaced it with positive and encouraging behavior, it becomes normal fairly quickly. You may have never realized how much negativity was impacting you until you felt the absence of the stress that comes with it. Before long,...

May 21, 2020

So far, in this series about overcoming negativity we've seen how pessimism doesn't serve us. We've learned that being negative is a pattern that develops over time. Also, at some point, being negative may have served a purpose - but over the long haul, it is only dest...

May 20, 2020

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Continually reacting negatively to situations can be exhausting! It’s like living in a state of perpetual eye-rolling with the phrase here we go again banging away with a heavy metal band in the backgroun...

May 19, 2020

 Photo: @wanaktek via Twenty20       

Negativity becomes a habit and like any habit - good or bad - it can be broken. All you need is the same thing that contributed to its formation -- repetition. The more you do something, anything… consciousl...

May 18, 2020

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the...

May 13, 2020

Hello, hello, hello! How is it going? I'd love to hear from you if you have any new insights that COVID has stimulated. I decided to experiment with a vegan food plan and it's going pretty well. I'll keep you in the loop. 

This week's Monday Quote (MQ) was a little prea...

April 28, 2020

Hello! Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening! One of the gifts of COVID is a heightened awareness of what I'm doing and with whom I'm speaking. Even as I sat down to write this week's blogette, I realized I wanted to "greet" everyone first and I really want to know, "How...

April 14, 2020

I love podcasts. Even before our time of confinement I was enjoying them on my long, cross-country drives. I've even been planning to start one myself, although that's on hold for now. Recently I've been listening to different ones while outside on my daily walks. Not...

April 1, 2020

I don't usually do this in my bi-weekly blogette, but today I feel like greeting everyone ... 

"Hello! How's it going for you? My current mantra is, 

"I hope you are happy and healthy!"

As much as I'm encouraging everyone to turn off the tv and radio and to stop reading e...

March 19, 2020

The world feels like it's turning upside down. 

Nothing feels "right" or familiar. 

Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots football team and going to play for the Tampa Buccaneers. 

Ha-ha! I bet you thought I was talking about the Coronavirus. I couldn't resist. I...

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN
is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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