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Home / Lifestyle By On November 19, 2017

A Heart Of Thanksgiving

Hello everyone, I have not written in a while and I have missed you all so very much! My absence was primarily due to a summer packed with all of the activities a summer can bring and then some. Our daughter nested with us for three months upon her return from India. We got caught up on a lot of…

Home By On March 21, 2017

What Follows The Daffodils?

After the snow is long gone and the daffodils begin to fade I anticipate the appearance of perennials. The pleasure I feel when my gardens begin to wake from their winter slumber is so very satisfying. I think about my clematis, hosta, lamb’s ear, and the list goes on.  Add in the hydrangeas and I’m as giddy as a little…

Lifestyle By On March 13, 2017

Believe it, Speak it

Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to throw up your hands and give up? Well, mine did not start out that way but it sure took a turn for the worst. Then, I went there. That one place I knew I had better not go, but what did I do? I opened the door….

Home By On February 27, 2017

For the Love of Pot Roast

Do you know the song by Johnny Cash, about the Sunday morning sidewalk and the smell of someone frying chicken? I remember it well. I also remember the smell of Sunday morning pot roast being browned, right along with the coffee perking. You see, pot roast was easy for mom to prep and get into the oven on any busy morning, and…

Lifestyle By On February 20, 2017

Self Compassion Can Change Your Outlook

Apologies to my readers, I have not written a post since Monday, February 13th because I was ill.  But, thank goodness, I am now better and back to sharing exciting things with you! Now let me back up to January of this year. I began a journey to change the hard-wiring of my brain so that I could experience long lasting happiness,…

Home By On February 10, 2017

Tried it, Liked it! Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Trail Mix

I was searching for healthy snacks and based on ingredients in some healthy snack recipes I began to wonder if it was possible to have those two words harmoniously residing in one recipe at all. Alas, I found the following recipe from Under Armour: http://blog.myfitnesspal.com. I am sharing it with you because I tried it and like it! Most of…

Aging By On February 6, 2017

And The Beat Goes On

Welcome, February! Did you know that along with Valentine’s Day, it is American Heart Month? First began in 2003, the National Wear Red day was started to educate men and women alike on how to take care of their own heart and is most knowingly symbolized by the red dress. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both…

Lifestyle By On February 3, 2017

Practicing Mindfulness

As I write this post I am just a few weeks away from turning 60 years old. I have been a longtime wife, mother, nurse, and caregiver, a new grandmother and currently work a full-time job in corporate America. A couple of years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of practicing mindfulness and questioned if I might…

Aging By On February 1, 2017

Beautiful Reflection

For some reason, I woke today with such a feeling of lightheartedness. I have no idea why, but it was so overwhelming I wanted to skip like a child! I could not image what on earth was going on, but skipping seemed like the only appropriate inherent bodily expression. So, for the first time in years, I skipped. Better yet,…

Aging / Relationships By On January 30, 2017

Earliest Childhood Memories

One of my children and I were engaged in conversation about childhood memories when I was asked to recall my earliest memories. Afterward, I hesitated to share this with my readers, however, you won! I was born in April 1957, during one of the longest cold spells on record that year for the Midwest. I was first known as Baby…

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