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Tuesdays with MOJO / Send out some healing thoughts

stress, relationshipMarjorie Spitz Rento1 Comment

I’m not an anxious person by nature, but sometimes anxiety creeps up on me and takes me by surprise.  It may rear its ugly head around an upcoming business or personal event, or even a big birthday.   When it happens, I typically get anxious days or even weeks in advance.  Then, it eases suddenly and by the time I reach that anticipated moment, I’m calm and totally fine.

Everyone deals with anxiety differently and I guess that is how my body processes it.  Some people are even anxious about being anxious, which can make the cycle worse!  

Studies show that worrying can actually be helpful when it encourages you to take action and resolve something.  However if you become preoccupied with negativity and worse case scenarios, it can become a bigger problem and even paralyzing.  Am I making you anxious just thinking about it?  I hope not! 

Tuesdays with MOJO / Become One with your Inner Sea Hag

breathe, motivation, relationshipMarjorie Spitz Rento2 Comments

I think I was an old Montauk sea hag in a previous life.  Not a super ugly mean one with moles on her face, but a quiet, hard to know, lonely soulful kind who served beer at The Dock until her death while waiting patiently for her long lost fisherman to come home. 

My husband calls me his mermaid, so maybe there’s some truth to that. 

All I know is when I hit the Napeague Stretch (the narrow remote highway which connects the rest of Long Island to Montauk), I feel like I’m at the end of the world and I’ve always belonged there.   Like I can breathe for the first time.  And when I go to The Dock, a restaurant run by the same family for over 30 years, where the taxidermy prevalent and off-color jokes not for the weary, it fits like an old glove.