I just happened to arrange to meet Kathrin Hardie for coffee today.
I just happened to wonder whether I should do a daily post on Auntie Stress Cafe, now that A Rheumful of Tips (ART) is coming to a close.
Kathrin just happened to know about this 31 Days Project on The Nester's site (thanks for taking the time to stretch our writing skills, The Nester).
And 31 Days of Blogging just happens to begin tonight!
Thanks to Kathrin's friendship, knowledge and support, I launched ART where I posted tips, tricks and strategies and offered giveaways for 365 consecutive days on how I continue to move through life, even after 35+ years of living with rheumatoid arthritis. I can hardly believe that I was able to accomplish that goal, and surpass it.
Thanks to encouragement from Lene Andersen and an award or two, I decided to extend ART to 500 posts. I'm almost there. In fact, there will be just 3 more giveaways before I reach 500!
For decades, if you had looked up the definition of stress, you would have seen my picture. Yes, I was the self-acclaimed poster girl for stress. (It's not exactly the type of pin-up I wanted to go for!)
Many times, I've heard that "it's just stress."
There's nothing just about stress, though. It affects you emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. It's contagious, too - have you ever noticed how you might have inadvertently taken on the stress of those around you?
The great news is that anyone, at any age, can learn to rewire their nervous system, leading more to how one is naturally meant to be, not how one normally is, now.
I hope you'll join me over the next 31 days. I'll provide you with information, ask you questions and hopefully, get you thinking - and doing - something differently to undress your stress in an A-to-Z format. Aren't you curious how I'm going to work in that letter X!?
Day 1 - The Happenstance of a Conversation Leads to 31 Days
Day 2 - A - Autonomic Nervous System
Day 3 - B - Breathing
Day 4 - C - Cortisol
Day 5 - D - DHEA
Day 6 - E - Empowerment
Day 8 - F - Feelings
Day 9 - G - Gastrointestinal Tract
Day 10 - H - Heart
Day 11 - I - Inspiration
Day 12 - J - Joy
Day 13 - K - Knowledge
Day 15 - L - Learning
Day 16 - M - Memory
Day 17 - N - Notice
Day 18 - O - Optimism
Day 19 - P - Perception
Day 20 - Q - Question
Day 22 - R - Rejuvenation
Day 23 - S - Synergy
Day 24 - T - Thinking
Day 25 - U - Unhealthy
Day 26 - V - Values
Day 27 - W - Wait-Training
Day 28 - Mirthful Monday - Juxtaposition
Day 29 - X - Xylophone
Day 30 - Y - You-You
Day 31 - Z - Zone