How Seeing Your Life as One Big Jigsaw Puzzle Can Help You

Now that the weather has gotten colder and my outdoor activities are becoming fewer and fewer, I’ve pulled out the many boxes of jigsaw puzzles I’ve amassed over the years. What a gift they’ve been during this time of quarantine. I had forgotten how much I love doing them!  Recently I discovered that I’m a … Read more

2 Things to Do to Help You Have a Great New Year

Many people leap into the new year with resolutions, goals, big plans, big ideas, big dreams, and even a big “one word.”   While any lofty plan is inspiring in and of itself, there are a few things you must do first.  Reflect Before you make future decisions it’s imperative that you remember and reflect on … Read more

Letting Yourself Off the Hook (Without Making Excuses)

There’s no time like holiday time to come down hard on ourselves. We mentally beat ourselves up by asking questions like: Did I bake enough? Did I buy enough? Did I decorate enough? Did I spread “glad tidings of joy” enough? Did I make it ‘til midnight to ring in the new year?  Self-criticism. Self-chastisement. … Read more

It’s All in Your Head: The Power Behind Personal Affirmations

My kids had me watching “SNL” outtakes the other night. While Bill Hader’s “Stefan,” Kenan Thompson’s “Don King,” and  Leslie Jones’ “Whoopie Goldberg” skits had me cracking up, there’s still no comparison to the SNL of old. Eddie Murphy’s “Mr. Robinson,”  Dana Carvey’s “The Church Lady,” and Jane Curtains’s “Weekend Update.” There’s really none better.   … Read more

3 Things You Can Do Right NOW to Make Your Life Slow Down

I’ve been on a purging-my-house-of-unnecessary-things roll over the past six months. I thought the timing was perfect to get rid of “stuff” now that my kids have left the nest, and I’ve been staying home more due to COVID.   Old hockey gear-gone?! Broken toys-gone! Out-of-style clothes-gone! Unread books-gone! Bank statements from the 90’s-gone! At … Read more

No Copycats Allowed: 3 Ways to Get Back to the Real You

Ever notice that even though we all start out as an original, many of us end up as copies? Ugh.  It’s easy to pay so much attention to what others are doing that we lose sight of how unique we are. The seemingly perfect people that hang out on Pinterest, Instagram, Tik Tok, and Facebook … Read more

15 Gifts That Give Back in 2020

Do you ever struggle between wanting to find the perfect gift and making that gift meaningful?  There’s no better feeling than spreading good cheer to others.  If you want to celebrate the true reason for the season, consider giving gifts that give back! Do Good.  Feel Good. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS In gratitude to the first … Read more

4 Basic Things That Every Person Needs

We all have emotional needs. No one, not even the most independent, can expect to go through life without needs being met. Emotional needs are feelings, words, or conditions we all must have to feel happy, fulfilled, and at peace.  In our world of hustle and bustle, social media “friendships” and unlimited texting, our basic … Read more

Living Your Life With the Future in Mind: 8 Ways to Get Revved Up About What’s to Come

Regret is like a one-legged duck trying to swim across a pond. In other words…regret is a big fat waste of time!  Some people mourn the past for so long that they miss the good stuff that could be right up ahead of them and within their reach. They waste time wallowing in self-pity and … Read more

Be More Heart and Less Attack: 5 Simple Ways to Be Kind

Despite our fervent wishes, COVID just won’t die out, tropical storms and fires have some living on pins and needles, and, with the election a day away, the political climate could not be more heated.   Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about something — oftentimes to the detriment of harmony. Now let me cut in … Read more