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One Simple Self-Care Change Day #3 Half way through our first week with our one simple self-care change. To recap – we have picked our one self-care focus for this week, we are working on letting go, and we sent our inner bit ...

Back into routine … that’s tough after time away from our schedules. It’s good to take time off to recharge, but my “all or nothing” personality often takes over and leads to me overdoing things both ways - overindulge on the breaks and then over-attempt...

Setting myself up for success and a happier, healthier me for 2016. My one change for this week is to work on decreasing the amount of processed sugar I have been consuming especially over these last few weeks. (Why sugar? … see below.) What is...

Prep Day: Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 The day before getting back to my healthy life style. Man, the holidays were good! Probably the most relaxing and un-stressed than other years. Please don’t let that statement fool you … there was plenty of stress and prep for...

We all have one – our inner critic. You may know her by a different name, but she’s there, hanging around giving us her opinion when not even asked. Frankly, I’m getting rather tired of her and her so-called “advice”. Who does she think she...

A surprising thing happened this morning. As I was busy rushing around the kitchen preparing breakfast for the kids, including my four-legged ones, I glanced outside just after I opened the blinds. Not so unusual right?! The sun was shining after weeks of rain and cloudy...

What a strange creature grief is. Having recently (very recently) experienced the loss of my Mom, I must say that one can not prepare or know what to expect when a person you love passes on. Grief can lurk behind you, around you, beside you. It...

Had dinner last night with my sister-in-law’s Mom. It was at the Senior’s Retirement community. It was   a nice dinner with our table of 7, good food, good entertainment (one man guitar), and good conversation. Oh, and did I mention there was a little boy...

Ever have one of those weeks that you wish you could erase from your memory forever? Maybe you find yourself asking God, “The purpose of all has been what exactly?!” Well, last week started with one of our dogs being diagnosed with a “raging urinary tract...

Sitting with my Dad in the lobby area in front of the elevator waiting for the cleaning ladies to finish with his apartment. Day #3. Staying with my Dad in the retirement community apartment building is giving me a unique and new perspective on aging....