Avoiding The Winter Blues

Due to Covid-19, many of us may be more susceptible to the winter blues this year than ever. It would not be unusual if you feel a bit down now that the holidays have come and gone. Many people experience bouts of stress and winter depression that linger past the holiday season. The condition isContinue reading “Avoiding The Winter Blues”

Dealing With Sorrow and Mourning

As we watch the number of Covid-19 deaths increase daily, unfortunately many of us are dealing with the grief that comes along with losing a loved one.  We are also all managing the grief that is associated with not being with our family and friends as we would like.   This grief is especially difficultContinue reading “Dealing With Sorrow and Mourning”

The Blame Game

It sometimes seems that a natural human reaction when we feel criticized or we make a mistake is to blame someone or something else.  Our ego finds it hard to accept that the error is ours. On the other hand, are people who blame themselves for everything that happens, with no evidence that the responsibilityContinue reading “The Blame Game”

The Calming Effect of Water

I am lucky enough to live in Southwest Florida near the beach.  This morning instead of walking around my neighborhood (my usual routine) I decided to go down to the beach and walk there.  Despite the wind, it was absolutely beautiful, even if it was a chilly 66 degrees.  The thing that affected me theContinue reading “The Calming Effect of Water”

Our Intention Creates Our Reality

Intentions can be defined as our designs for living.  They are purposeful, not an accidental occurrence.  Our intentions shape the choices we make in our lives. Since our intentions determine our choices, so it seems that we are our intentions. Our intention creates our reality. Wayne Dyer There are two kinds of intentions – consciousContinue reading “Our Intention Creates Our Reality”

Subtracting Leads to Adding

In our consumer-driven world, we are flooded with enticing advertisements that promise us happiness, power, and a better life if we buy these products.  Success in this consumer world means financial wealth rather than good character or playing the hand we are dealt. The phrase quality of life often refers to material wealth, not toContinue reading “Subtracting Leads to Adding”


We are so blessed with the technology available to us in our every day lives.  As time passes, technology becomes smaller, lighter, and able to do more than we ever imagined.  We walk around with a computer the size of our phones.  We have tablets, laptops, desktops, and e-readers.  Some of us have an EchoContinue reading “Technology”

Moving Forward

For many of us, the holidays are synonymous with family, so spending a holiday alone can be a rough experience. This year, with restrictions on travel, social gatherings and other traditional aspects of the holidays, many of us have been on our own throughout the season, maybe for the first time ever. As the newContinue reading “Moving Forward”

Think Marathon, Not Sprint

These days with everything that is going on with Covid-19, quarantine, and our government, it would not be unusual for you to be feeling overwhelmed.  Add to this our own personal challenges, and most of us feel confused as to how to move forward.  Our problems, both real and imagined, can inundate us. So much,Continue reading “Think Marathon, Not Sprint”

Everything Will Be Okay

The events in Washington, D.C. yesterday have us all feeling shaken and unsure. In our wildest imagination, we never would have thought such violence and outrageous behavior was possible in our capital.  We wonder if our democracy will ever be the same.  We wonder if we will be okay. I gave myself permission to feelContinue reading “Everything Will Be Okay”