Posts in the ‘Wellness’ Category


Beat Cabin Fever by Feeding People You Love

Sunday I was stuck inside the house again.  We’ve had a very snowy winter with frigid temperatures here in the North.  In the beginning I had every intention of staying cheerful and making the best of it.


Take Off Your Shiny Armor

There are some people who feel good enough inside and worthy of love and belonging most of the time.  Then there’s the rest of us.


5 Ways to Weather a Crisis

It was Halloween and I was having labor pains.  My baby was due in February.  “OK don’t panic, you’re a nurse in maternity.  You know what to do.”  I lay down with one glass of wine and the contractions went away.  Wow that was a close one…


Strength and Patience Await

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” Hal Borland. I love trees.  I was an avid tree climber as a child.  During the sultry summers in Georgia, tall Sweet Gum trees were great for climbing, cooling off, and feeling on top of the world.  Trees sheltered me when I wanted


Off the Plate

Recently, I was helping my daughter with an engagement party for 50 + people.  The party was just what she imagined, and it was a great feeling to know that so many people took pleasure in the event.  Now there is an empty space on my plate of activities.

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Smoothing the Wrinkles

Yesterday I was out for a walk along our street.  We have the good fortune of living up the road from a causeway with spectacular views.  The day was overcast and when this happens, the colors just pop.  I came across this tree with a bright red vine growing within its branches.  The color was


How can you have more fun with your time?

Do you find yourself worrying about the weeks ahead? Do you feel weighted down with responsibilities? I find that my energy can get sapped by thinking about all the things I have to do and when I could get them done.


The Sound of Silence

Have you been one of those fortunate people to spend a few days in silence?  Most of us have very little time in that state and many of us are afraid of it.


Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Our lives seem to be caught up in “shoulds”.  From the time we are small our learning often takes the form of what we should do and must do.  Is it any wonder that many of us miss out on the sheer pleasure of being alive?

Go Forth with Confidence and Humor

Do you get stressed and frustrated with flying places these days?  Do you find it daunting to take children on a trip?  Does the thought of travel cause your heart to speed up or your stomach to churn with anticipation?