Our Powerful Mind

Recently all our lives have become fraught with uncertainty, conflict, and anger.  You cannot live in this country (and probably the world) without feeling the unrest, stress and tension present everywhere you go (even if you never leave your home). We are being bombarded by negative messages, nastiness, and even lies, which are almost impossibleContinue reading “Our Powerful Mind”

A Place for Everything, And Everything in Its Place

For me, being organized is a way to reduce stress.  I have learned that by being unorganized, I waste a lot of time in my day.  I also would get frustrated with myself which would lead to feelings of self-hatred and incompetence. I began the habit of “A Place for Everything, And Everything in ItsContinue reading “A Place for Everything, And Everything in Its Place”

Don’t Forget To Stretch

We all have heard the experts tell us the importance of stretching prior to and after our exercise routine.  Stretching before we exercise allows our muscles to loosen up and become resistant to the strain they are about to endure, thereby reducing the chance of injury.  When you stretch your muscles after a workout, you’reContinue reading “Don’t Forget To Stretch”

Grit – I Don’t Mean Sand in Your Bathing Suit

The word grit has a few definitions, one being small particles of sand.  Another version is the item for breakfast that I learned about when visiting the south.  I wasn’t a fan at first until I had homemade grits – they were delicious! The grit I am thinking about today is the courage and resolveContinue reading “Grit – I Don’t Mean Sand in Your Bathing Suit”

The Power of Lists

I am a self-proclaimed obsessive list-maker.  I love making lists of just about anything I need to accomplish.  I have made lists for: Grocery shopping To-do’s for work Things to do on my days off Stores to hit on trips to the mall Things to remember to do for myself Things to bring on vacationContinue reading “The Power of Lists”

When Life Gives You Lemons

Each of us knows that life is a series of ups and downs.  The only thing that we can always count on is change.  Just when things are smoothly moving along, usually something will happen to shake us up a little (or a lot). My father was a man of incredible integrity, dedication, and love. Continue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons”