Stress has many definitions. According to the American Institute of Stress, the term “stress”, was coined by Hans Selye in 1936. He defined it as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”.
I recently had to give a presentation at work and I decided to do it on stress management. This is what I learned from the presentation and my own experiences: Continue reading 7 Ways I manage stress
I read many books during my pregnancy to prepare me for motherhood, and realized quickly that the books can’t teach you everything. The more you read the more confused you get.
The big learning starts once your little one arrives.
This is what my baby taught me in his first 12 months. Continue reading Six things my baby taught me
When my baby was born a year ago, I wanted to make him a “space capsule”, adding some things from his birth day (like a newspaper, some technology that will be long outdated by the time he is 18 and a letter for him). As it turned out we didn’t buy a newspaper (I am saving a magazine from that month) and I never wrote the letter. The idea was to keep it save and give it to him on his eighteenth birthday. I never found time to write the letter before his birth and decided to do it today, one year later.
Here it is:
My dearest son
I believe all children are miracles and experienced it first-hand when we see you grew and developed inside me. Week by week we read what was forming and for the first time I understood what David meant in Psalm 139, talking about God knitting us together in our mothers’ womb.
Continue reading My first letter to my baby
Do you ever have one of those days that you feel sorry for yourself? You feel stressed, sad, angry and depressed. No one can understand what you are going through and there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Sometimes it feels as if it is the end of the world and there is no tomorrow. Continue reading 12 Things I do to stay positive