A few years ago our family went through one of those tough and trying times. Most people have those times at some point in their lives. In order to get to my point, here is a nutshell of my story. I do this because I always hate it when I read others start off like this and never tell me what … Read more about What Steals Your Joy?
I used to pooh pooh the whole concept of self-care and "taking time for myself". If you are in a really busy stage of your life, perhaps with young children running around, a demanding job, or find yourself in the sandwich portion of your life where you are still acting as a parent to your own … Read more about Do Something for You This Weekend
I love being inspired by people and things. I think it is a great gift coming from folks who might not even know the impact they are having on those around them. It is only noon but I have already been inspired by those around me and will make it a point to be on the look out for more as the day … Read more about Things Inspiring Me Today
Health and fitness is, of course, a big topic here. Lately, I've also been focusing on health as a whole that comes from more than just exercise and nutrition. I believe that how we train our minds, how we feed our souls and nurture our hearts (not in a physical sense) are the third key to our … Read more about Finding the Missing Link to Your Health
When I sat down to write I was initially going to write about getting over a plateau in your fitness and health journey. That typically happens about this time in February. However, I had read an article that set me to thinking. (yeah, that can be a dangerous thing my family says) So, the whole … Read more about At Least I’m Not Throwing Up
It's Friday afternoon and I'm completely wallowing in a complete bout of introvert-ism. I'm not really sure if wallowing or introvert-ism are actually words, but they seemed to fit the bill here. I am one of those secret introverts. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE people and listening to their … Read more about On Being an Introvert and 10 seconds to Loving-Kindness
This post has been rumbling around in my head for quite a while. I haven't been exactly sure how to get it on paper so that it sounds right. I've decided to just go with it and hope my meaning comes through. Have you noticed that happy seems to be the trendy buzzword these days? It seems that … Read more about Stop Stressing about Being Happy
When our boys were much younger we took them on a ski trip. We are not a skiing family so this was a new adventure for the boys. We loved watching the older two fly down the slopes throwing caution to the wind. The Third Son did not immediately fall in love with the sport. Maybe he gets that … Read more about At Least I’m Not Throwing Up. . . A family motto