6.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of phobia. Those are just diagnosed cases not addressing the millions of people who live with fears no one even begins to speak of! How many of us have fears we never even talk about? How many of those fears live in a dark place inside of … Continue reading The boxes we live in
"In my final moments, I'm sure I will look back at everything, good and bad, and realize it was all beautiful." - William Hannan
Okay, let's be real for a minute. How many of us have a cell phone? Yep... just about everyone. How many of our lives are on that cell phone? Calendars, pictures, email, news, our entire connection to the outside world. 92% of American's own a smartphone according to Pew Research Center, in addition to that, Americans ages … Continue reading Unplug and Reconnect
Mindfulness is the art of living in the present. Many of us go through life on autopilot. Being mindful helps you slow down and quit rushing through your days. By staying present and being mindful, you can make the little moments more enjoyable and memorable, and you will start appreciating life more. Start breathing deeply, softly, and … Continue reading 10 Steps for Mindfulness
Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for: companionship, intimacy, friendship, etc. The truth is that marriage at the start is an empty box....
Overworked? Overscheduled? Cluttered house? Anxiousness? Here are a few ways to combat those and take charge of your home!
How many conversations have you had lately that have rubbed you the wrong way? Have you had a conversation with someone where neither of you are understanding what the other is saying or where they are coming from at all? During a conversation have you ever thought, "Wow, where in the world are they are coming … Continue reading Embracing the difference
My grandma is nearing the end of her journey here with us. She has steadily declined the last few months. She has Parkinson's and two too many bouts with shingles over the years. Nevertheless, it is a mix of emotions for me. I have experienced death all too close to home in my life, as … Continue reading A Grandma’s Love
The smell of freshly brewing coffee, the warm sun waking me with its fabulous morning greeting, refreshed and ready to attack the day...ahhhh... perfection; except that is exactly what did not happen! After hitting the snooze button a few times, I roll out of bed to wake the kids up for school and get ready for the … Continue reading Coffee, Kids, Clothes, Lunch? Check!
The challenges our great grandmothers faced, I thought have been alleviated by technology to make things easier for us today. But it seems we are faced with the exact opposite.