My Mental Struggle while Recovering from COVID-19

The first significant mental challenge stemmed from the reality that we were on our own. We were told to quarantine into self-care. I knew what to do, and I felt brave and sure we would beat it, but I also felt alone in the fight...and rightfully we were isolated. Too sick and couldn't go anywhere, but not sick enough to seek medical attention. 

Accolades for Wrinkles

Social media screams out overt judgment on wrinkles. If you are an older woman with wrinkles, you must smoke or imbibe in alcohol on the heavy side. Right? Or, you could be eating the wrong diet, or perhaps you don’t use the latest and best anti-aging cream. Lord forbid, you have wrinkles!

Reversing the Effects of Sedentary Desk Work

So, this is a tussle for many of us that sit at a desk all day, but, we must get up and MOVE - whether we like it or not. Get the blood moving, take control of our health! Don't set a goal to start in the next year, start NOW---today!

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Reinvention: Coming Full Circle

When the mindset chains broke, I realized that I was able to design what I wanted to say on paper once again. I had the freedom to express myself. I had the freedom to help change lives, and I was being paid to do it! That is when it all began to return, full circle!

Marriage With A Serving Of Humor

Sometimes a slap-stick moment comes out that reminds us that our marriage is improved by a serving of humor. My husband goes to a pain management clinic for a back procedure every few months. This involves several processes, but always includes a steroid injection or two that develops into jittery goofiness. Yesterday, after my husband's post-procedure nap, … Continue reading Marriage With A Serving Of Humor

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The Colorful Gift of Laughter

You don't have to remind me about the value of humor, but sometimes laughter is like a nudge. After a good laugh...ahhh...there it is again, I've found that wonderful feeling, don't sweat over small stuff, and it is ALL small stuff. So, the other day I was scrolling through LaShonda Tyree's Handmade Soap Coach site … Continue reading The Colorful Gift of Laughter

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Baking the Banana Bread; Putting Plans Into Action

My husband shares inspirational videos with me. This is one of the things that I love about him, he knows my heart. He knows where I am at today, and where I want to be tomorrow. The subject of a recent video was a woman who loves to bake. Her specialty - banana bread. She … Continue reading Baking the Banana Bread; Putting Plans Into Action

Living a Mindful Life

Diesel and I were secured in the dog park when I heard a little voice squeal with delight, "Look mom, a jumbo puppy!" He did not see a chunky wrinkle-faced bulldog, he saw a jumbo puppy! The tiny boy clung to the chain link fence with intent, with nothing short of delight in his eyes. … Continue reading Living a Mindful Life

How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

I like the sound of best day ever. I believe we all do. What about the best Christmas ever? That is exactly what I experienced, the best Christmas ever. After the celebration passed, I contemplated life in general, asking myself how I could mirror the beautiful days that flowed from Christmas 2014. I formed a … Continue reading How I Had The Best Day (Christmas) Ever

The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey

We cannot see it. We cannot touch it. We cannot taste it. Alas, we can feel it --- not with our fingertips, but through our spirit and deep into our soul. Love. A man of law challenged Jesus with a question. What is the greatest commandment? Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all … Continue reading The Most Difficult Commandment To Obey