"One day I will find the right words and they will be simple. ~ Kerouac My Granny's birthday was yesterday. If she had lived, she would have been 92. Our favorite game we played into my adulthood was Scrabble. From a young age, I learned the importance of word choice. Each of those tiles represented… Continue reading Words Matter
Dear God, Someone asked me the other day if I’m angry at You for taking Mom so soon. While this is not an easy question to answer, I’ll attempt to do so here. 66 years ago tomorrow, you brought the purest soul I’ve ever known into this world. For 64 years, you taught me most… Continue reading A Birthday Wish
"Our Same = Safe equation takes over and we stay in jobs we hate, in unhealthy relationships, and repeat patterns of behaviour that sabotage our dreams because the uncomfortable familiarity of what we do still feels a safer bet than making changes." ~ Anne Burton Hey, y'all. It's been a minute...taking a moment to update everyone as my summer sabbatical… Continue reading Getting Out of the Comfort Zone (update and guest post!)
"I read, I travel; I become." ~ Derek Walcott Reading, traveling, becoming - this is my June. Is there anything more wonderful than being immersed in good books and viewing new scenery? I think not. Also, we did a thing. Earlier this month, my husband and I visited a new beach destination - Ormond Beach,… Continue reading I Did a Thing (Timeshare Tips)
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Most of our problems are caused by the individual in the mirror. Take an honest inventory of yourself - do you have toxic tendencies? Even if you don't, what patterns or behaviors have you tolerated that are bringing you down? What are you allowing that is inconsistent with your dreams and future plans? Sometimes we self-sabotage out of fear, ego, or a lack of discipline. It's time for an honest evaluation.
One study suggests a person only gets 15 days of true happiness per year. 15 days. What a small amount of time in the grand scheme of things. What about the other 50ish weeks out of the year? Summer is a perfect time to absorb peace and increase happiness by focusing on the little things.
“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.” ~ Neil… Continue reading Finding Joy in 5 Steps
One of the worst things about having anxiety is the anticipation of anxiety; the dread that hits several days or a week before an event. This dark sense of dread and foreboding can well up out of nowhere...when this occurs, my first reaction is to long for safety and escape from the stressor; this is usually impossible. What helps manage the sense of dread more than anything is finding ways to boost my mood and be more positive.
Growing up in Kentucky, I spent a lot of time outside. I had a special place to think, to ponder life and the world. I went there to get away from my troubles. It had a magical quality hard to describe to someone not acquainted with country life. Some days when I visited, I was a gymnast creating elaborate routines; others I was a singer belting my latest heartache. I spent time there writing lyrics and poems in my mind. It was on a little rise beside a stream looking out over an orchard - Papaw (who specialized in rigging things up) made it for me out of a wooden board and two cables...