Power of the Preamble

Up until a few years ago, I used to live with my sister. We lived together for about 6 years. It was here that the two of us discovered the “power of the preamble”.

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, and it didn’t go...

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Proper Preparation

Christmas can be a challenging time, so preparing for it is important.

When you think about preparations for Christmas, you might think about hanging lights, shopping and gift wrapping, decorating, baking, house cleaning, meal planning, setting up...

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My Frisbee Pride

My puppy, Toby, loves to play fetch, so I bought a new toy- a rubber frisbee.

 I know how to throw a frisbee. Like, I’m not very good at a lot of things, but I pride myself on my ability to throw a frisbee. I used to throw a frisbee...

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Basic Boundaries

“Setting boundaries is a crucial aspect of mental health, self-care, and well-being. Setting healthy boundaries is empowering, as it protects our self-esteem and self-respect, and allows us to enjoy healthy relationships.” (...

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True Empathy

We all live unique lives. No one ever has and no one ever will live the same life I am living. No two people will go through the same situations, with the same people, in the same circumstances.

I don’t really know what it’s like to...

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The Healing Layer

It’s been a rough couple months for me and my husband.

That’s why I wasn’t terribly excited to go to the family reunion this weekend. I didn’t really know how to respond to the typical, “Hi, how are you?”

I knew...

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Lessons from Geese

Nature is a fantastic teacher! We only have to heed its lessons.

Let’s look at some lessons we can learn from geese. As you read these facts, see how they apply not only to a flock of geese, but also to human teams, individuals who are...

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Benefits of Conquering Stress

Before I list the benefits of conquering stress, let’s back up and look at what it means to conquer stress.

Conquering stress doesn’t mean that you will never have stress, or anger, anxiety, sadness, depression or any other depleting...

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Pinch of Fear

At more than a century old, my Grandma passed away.

She was a big fan of the spice, nutmeg.

She would put nutmeg in pumpkin pie. She would put nutmeg with apples. She would make some type of nutmeg and milk pie. She would put nutmeg in her...

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More Gossip

I know that I gossip. So, I have consciously tried to stop talking about other people altogether. But it turns out, that really doesn’t have to be the goal! (Thank goodness, because I don’t know what else I would talk about. LOL.)

The...

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