How To Beat The Everyday Blues

Daily life is like the weather: full of highs and lows, sunny days and rainy days, blizzards and hurricanes. Weathering life’s storms is a learned skill.

Tips for finding contentment


New to Emotional Fitness Exercises?  Start with these four easy ones. But also read the following. Emotional Fitness Training’s exercises are neither therapy,  the Ten Commandments, nor miracles that fall in your lap against all odds.

EFTI’s exercises are research based power walks to add strength to your emotional intelligence. Some exercises  and tips work for some people, but not all.

As is said in many similar  programs “It works if you work it.”  That means just doing it. When it doesn’t work more is needed. More might mean, less stress, better goals, more support and outside help.

Try an EFTI program for six weeks.  Life cannot always be good, but it should be good or okay most days; when it is not, get help. Add support and that might mean  therapy or medication. You deserve to be the to star in your life and that is possible for all.


Visit my Parents Are People Too Blog for advice to help you and your child live good lives.  As I learned as a foster parent and director of mental health crisis teams, in NYCity before, during, and after 9/11, if you cannot handle your emotions, you cannot expect others, particularly children to handle theirs.


Remember sharing is caring and the easiest way to practice kindness is to share this post if you found it helpful.  Share it even if it doesn’t speak to you, it will speak to some. Didn’t like it?  Comment and tell me why and how to improve.

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POST INSPIRATION not from this Daily Posts Prompt but fits with it. Coming To a Bookshelf Near You: Write a summary of the book you’ve always wanted to write for the back cover of its dust jacket.

I’ve written lots of books. What I really want said on the next one? Another best seller by Katherine Gordy Levine. Realistic advice that rivals Oprah, Dr. Phil, and all other self-help gurus.

Following the daily prompts and seeing how they fit a post I am writing, is one of my personal emotional fitness exercises. Makes me think a bit and that is always good exercise particularly for an aging brain. Often I write the post first, but sometimes I start with the prompt.


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