Being Thankful – not just on Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Being Thankful though, is not just a one day celebration. Although showing appreciation and gratitude on Thanksgiving is a wonderful tradition, the feeling of being thankful can happen every day. True, the holiday does bring family and…

Traditions – Have to or Want to?

  Traditions play an important part during the holiday season that is upon us.  However I recommend we all take time to review our existing list of traditions. Let us ensure they are relevant to who we are today.  And most importantly, do you…

Pressing Pause

  We live in a super charged, fast paced world today.  Even when we simplify our lives and seek calm and quiet and harmony, the energy around us can easily disturb our peace. So what is one to do? Press Pause! Hit the snooze…

Figuring it out

Do you enjoy figuring out how things work?  Or, do you become frustrated? I am very curious by nature.  When something breaks or malfunctions – I immediately go into fix it mode.  I read the instructions if available and then Google it to begin…

The Countdown has begun!

As of today, there are approximately 50 shopping days till Christmas. Hard to believe I know!  I just read the Sunday paper and the hype is on with increased advertising. Not only in the newspapers, but on line, via emails, texts, and social media…

Celebrating my Birthday and my Life

Recently I celebrated my 66th Birthday!  I admit that I do not feel 66, and as others have told me, I do not look 66. True, I have some wrinkles and age spots that give me character. My hair is 99% totally grey, of…

It’s okay to need a trellis!

Yesterday, while working in the garden, I realized that not only do growing vines need support (trellises), so do we sometimes. And that is perfectly okay and necessary. However we pretend that we can do it all alone.  Over a year ago, we planted bougainvillea…

Improving your Mental Health

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ life worldwide….

Storytelling

We are all storytellers.  We share our thoughts, our experiences, our vision, our feelings not only with ourselves, but with others. Do you enjoy listening to your stories? Do others? Are your stories uplifting? Do you and others feel good after your sharing? Our…

What’s the Conversation?

We have a choice every time we talk to ourselves and to others.  Will we be loving, kind, understanding and inspiring? Or will we be angry, rude, indifferent, and judgmental? I choose Loving, Kind, Understanding and Inspiring!  I have noticed through the years though,…