How to Mini-Vacation and Have Fun Without Tons of Money (a series, part 2 of 4)

“Ain’t nobody got time for that!” The phrase that really got thrown around back in 2012, thanks to Kimberly ‘Sweet Brown’ Wilkins still seems to ring true today. Yet, how often do we decide we don’t have time for something, without even looking to see what the benefits could be? You see, in some ways, […]

Change Your Mind and Change Your Direction

Some days just don’t start going the way we want them to. Did you know that it doesn’t mean we are stuck going that way? We have the ability to change direction, we don’t have to stay feeling ‘meh’ or ‘blah’ or ‘sad’ or even ‘moody’. It doesn’t just happen though. It takes work.  Step 1 […]

4 Tips on Relationship Health

This month Ken and I will be celebrating 34 years of marriage. That is a long time.  Some days, it seems like it is a very long time!  Other days, I can’t believe how quickly that time has gone by.  I got to thinking about some things that I have learned over the years that […]

It’s Always the Little Things That Get to Us…

You know that thing? The one that annoys you, because it needs handled but on the priority list of life it ranks too low to get done?  This is a recent one for me. In the hospital, in Ken’s room, <bathroom to be specific>, this toilet paper holder doesn’t stay latched closed.  This means that […]

Get Out of the Mud of Life and Change Your Mindset

Ever felt like you needed a shower after having a conversation with someone? Not because of their potty mouth, but because of all of the negative talk that they just got all over you? Ever talk to someone that was so bright, uplifting, and positive that you went away feeling better than you did before […]

Do You Measure Up? How Do You See Yourself?

“The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor: he took my measure anew every time he saw me, whilst all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.” George Bernard Shaw Have you ever been in the discomfort of feeling that you should do something, and doubting your […]

Let’s Talk About My Drinking Problem (Is it Your Problem Too?)

It’s a part of me. I’ve almost always got a drink in hand or at least within reach. It’s not uncommon for me to have a refill near for just in case.  I think the looks I like the best are when someone sees me carrying around my amber liquid in a recycled coconut oil jar. […]