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Prepare For Giving Thanks

Trust that you will always have whatever you need.Focus on being appreciative and grateful for all that you have.Clear out any surplus goods and recycle those items.Have faith in the natural abundance of life.Stop feeling sorry for yourself and instead be aware of the extraordinary number of resources you have available.Expand your interests by trying […]
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The Perfect Holiday Host

 Gezellig [heh-SELL-ick] adjectiveDutch:  A feeling, familiar and warm; comfortable and relaxing; friendly ambiance; cozy atmosphere; convivial; pleasant togetherness.(Perfection is not on this list) Oh, the glorious holidays!  There is gift shopping, grocery shopping, cleaning, decorating, baking, cards, parties and then on top of all that – you need to be the perfect host. The guests are at […]
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Give Your Soul What It Desires

You become what you think about all day long.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Years ago, I was laid out flat in bed with a muscle spasm so bad I couldn’t sit upright much less move around.  I stayed in my bed all day.  It was heavenly.  …OK, it would have been heavenly if I would have […]
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Mom As A Guru

Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.   –John Steinbeck One of my favorite lines of a (Netflix) Grace And Frankie episode goes like this:            (The phone rings)            “I have to take this, it’s my Guru”“Hi Mom!” If you were to look up quotes about Mother’s, you would find a lot of them about the sacrifices made to […]
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Life is Hard

Acting from responsibility doesn’t lead to happiness or even fulfillment because nothing will ever be perfect.  Fixers will always find more to fix.   Self-sacrifice is not always virtue. ~ Suzanne Heyn Does life really need to be as hard as we make it?  I am speaking to everyone here and especially to women.  Part of the […]
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Work With No Play

I know, I know.  There is much to do – careers, children (and all the activities that come with them), spouses, parents, volunteering – all requiring our time and attention.  In the past, I supported that approach.  I believed that I needed to work very hard to be successful making my days last from early […]
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Without others, you could not be who you are

“Without others, you could not be who you are.” ~ Abraham Hicks Relationships play a large part in how we define our own persona. They contribute to our self-worth and confidence. They impact our view of the world. As humans, relationships are important to us. We desire connection with others and when we me make meaningful connection, […]