Tag Archives: stress

Hands On

Some are ruled by the clock

Their problems to surmount

Make every second count

Always ticked off

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben


If panic sets in

Do not let yourself freak out

It’s going to pass

Remind yourself that you’re safe

And to breathe through the moment

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

Attitude of Gratitude


Thank you for your attitude of gratitude! It only takes a minute to turn an attitude into something beautiful. Everyone has those moments when life seems to be weighing heavily upon us, it is so easy to give in to the stress. Getting into a different frame of mind is as easy as choosing to give gratitude for what IS going right!  The more you can focus upon that which you CAN be grateful for, the lighter the stress will become. Give it a try, watch what happens!

Affirmation: I am grateful for all that IS going right in my life!  

I appreciate you. Love, Annette Rochelle

Defying the Gravitational Pull to the Dark Side


I noticed, this morning, as I parked myself in front on my laptop with a cafe latte and a bowl of yummy oats that there was something suspicious about my emails. There were so few, it made me question if I was, in fact, checking MY EMAILS!  Seriously, I waken to anywhere from 190 – 290 emails each morning and this morning, there was a mere 90. It was as though my connection to WORD PRESS had gone dark…

Z’up with that??

Naturally, I checked the spam folder and nope, only found that which I would consider spam, a lot…

Away I flew to MANAGE my PREFERENCES and as I was checking the blogs I follow to make certain that I was indeed, turned on, I WAS allowing the posts to come through. However, they were NOT!  Also, I noticed that even though I was typing in URL’s of certain blogs, they kept telling me that these were not valid…

I also noticed that after I went through and turned some off and then on again, I received a notification in my email that I was now following a particular blog. And little by little, I began receiving notices of some posts.  But NOT as before.

deep sigh

I also began going through the posts in my READER and after an hour of that…  But that can be maddening and I actually had to get up and do the dishes just to regain my sanity. New posts kept being added… I was jumping through too many hoops.

Okay, so as of now, I am missing a lot of what the lot of you are posting and I do not know why. If someone has a thought and are willing to enlighten me, I would be most grateful.  I will give it my best to attempt to keep up with everyone until this situation rights itself.  Please forgive me if I miss something and know that I intend to defy this gravitational pull to the dark side!

Love, Annette Rochelle