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

Be a River, Not a Reservoir: The Importance of Sharing Your Struggles with Others

Sometimes I think downplaying our struggles and pretending that things are just hunky-dory is a default setting ingrained in us.   Don’t let them see you cry, complain, stumble, or mess up can be our default setting. This attitude is wrong!     In reality, the wisdom we acquire from studying, learning, struggling, and messing up can be … Read more

Use the Hours, Don’t Count Them: 10 Tips to Make the Most of Each Day

Recently I was listening to S-Town, one of my favorite podcasts, and I learned that many sundials have mottos on them.  Mottos like: Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Time is flying, never to return. We are traveling each towards his sunset. Make the passing shadow serve thy … Read more

Are You a Thermostat or a Thermometer?

Are you changing the culture or is the culture changing you? To say 2020 has been one for the record books would be an understatement.  Not only has COVID rocked our world, now we can add rioting and name-calling candidates to the fray.     In the midst of all of this craziness do you feel like … Read more