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And Swine Flu to top it all off???!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:52 AM  |  by Babe with a Mane

You know, I can't wait to finish out this year. I'm going to have to throw one heck of a New Year's Party to throw out 2009! We just can't catch a break! Of course, this probably makes up for all of the fabulous years we have had up to this point, but honestly, if I were to list every calamity that hit us this year? It would be like a checklist used by professionals to gauge levels of stress! I'm not kidding - it's crazy! I'm wondering if someone put an invisible "kick me" sign on my back - but I don't think I'm alone!

I am willing to bet that many of us are in the same boats right now and just like me, you probably keep repeating the saying, "This too shall pass...This too shall pass...This too shall pass!"

Here's a test I found online -

What is your stress score ?

How many of the following life crises have you experienced

in the last year? Add up your score on this events table, worked out by Dr.Richard Rahe of Washington Medical

School, to find out how much "stress cushioning" you need.

1)  Death of spouse                              100

2)  Divorce.                                            73

3)  Marital separation.                             65

4)  Jail sentence.                                     63

5)  Death of close family member.           63

6)  Personal injury or illness.                    53

7)  Marriage.                                           50

8)  Losing a job.                                      47

9)  Marital reconciliation                           45

10) Retirement.                                       45

11) Change in health of a family member  44

12) Pregnancy.                                        40

13) Sex difficulties.                                   39

14) Gain of a new family member             39

15) Business readjustment.                      39

16) Change in financial status.                  38

17) Death of a close friend.                      37                 

18) Change to a different line of work.      36

19) More or fewer arguments with a spouse.      35

20) High mortgage of loan.                                 31

21) Foreclosure of mortgage or loan.                  30

22) Change in responsibilities at work.                 29

23) Son or daughter leaving home.                      29

24) Trouble with in-laws.                                      29

25) Outstanding personal achievement.                28

26) Spouse beginning or stopping work.               26

27) Beginning or ending school or college.            26

28) Changes in living conditions.                          25

29) Change in personal habits.                             24

30) Trouble with the boss.                                   23

31) Changes in work hours or conditions.             20

32) Changes in residence.                                    20

33) Change in school or college.                          20

34) Change in recreation.                                    19

35) Change in church activities.                            19

36) Change in social activities.                              18

37) Moderate mortgage or loan.                          17

38) Change in sleeping habits.                              16

39) More or fewer family get-togethers.               15

40) Change in eating habits.                                 15

41) Vacation.                                                       13

42) Christmas.                                                     12

43) Minor violation of the law.                               11



Add up your score.

100 and over.

Your stress level has reached worrying proportions. You must

change some aspect of your life to try to reduce that score.



You are over-stressed and you score is reaching the critical

area. Learnt to relax. See. "Coping with Stress"



You are under the average amount of stress.


59 or below

You are enjoying a particularly stress-free time. Make the

most of it.


WHAT??? I'm over 400???!!!! Yes, it's true...while I'm not pregnant and I haven't broken any laws, according to this test, I'm about to lose my mind! I wonder why I'm so calm??? Oh, it's probably because I have great hair now and I lost 5 pounds from the swine flu! There's always a silver lining!


Let me know how you score and how you keep yourself calm during your storms!




About Babe with a Mane

My natural hair has not been seen for over 20 years. It has hidden under wigs and weaves, under toppik, colored sprays, couvre and dermatch. My growing hair is a significant burden. It takes too much time to try to fix it up to be presentable, too much money to try to fix, too much energy to worry about and conceal. Every day, I used to wish for great hair. Every day I was ashamed of my thin hair. Every day, I woke up feeling confident, feminine and sexy inside. Then, I looked in the mirror at my natural hair and those positive thoughts were robbed from me. My natural hair forced me to feel unattractive, timid and insecure. I know who I am inside and I wanted to project that image to everyone else. To do that, my hair had to change. Women who are bald or have very thin hair, are not considered "socially acceptable" in the general public's eye. I wanted to be considered socially acceptable, my natural hair wouldn't let me. My dream hair allows me to lead a normal life. I wake up to my guy nuzzling my neck while my soft hair is brushed aside. I jump in the shower to wash my hair. I look in the mirror to see a confident and sexy woman, looking back at me. I don't waste hours trying to disguise myself to fit in. I blow dry and curl my hair and start my day with a spring in my step. I don't catch others staring at my thin hair while trying to have a conversation with me. The same confident, self assurance that I feel inside is now projected on the outside. There are no further internal battles between true persona and an incongruous outward appearance. I am finally, after a lifetime of dreaming, able to project an image that reflects the confident, sexy, intelligent, feminine woman I truly am.


HD-Mike said:

Yikes! You're so deserving of a drama-free 2010. Feel better, Babe!

HD-Krystle said:

Everyone has been sick! Take care of yourself and feel better!

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