Do This Before You Ring In The New Year!

January 1st is just two days away.  How are you feeling?  Are you ready to hit the reset button and start 2022 with a clean slate? Personally, I love the idea of starting the new year with a clean slate.  There's nothing quite like it to give me that extra boost of energy I need to accomplish my goals. But as

Are You Dreaming of Sugar-Plums?

Recently, I did something that I have not done in a very long time.  I read Twas the Night Before Christmas! Reading each line made me feel like a kid again and I could quickly see why this is one of the most beloved poems of the holiday season.  Every word creates the most magical images of Santa and his reindeer delivering presents on

Yes, It’s Okay to Say No!

Tell me if this sounds familiar:  Someone asks you to do something that you really don't want to do but instead of saying no, you find yourself saying "yes."  Sound familiar? This definitely sounds familiar to me.  In fact, this week alone I've already done it three times!  So why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we say "yes" when we

It’s a Good Day to Be Grateful

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I thought this would be the perfect time to share my favorite video about gratitude. Although it's been a couple years since I first saw this video, every time I watch it, I'm instantly reminded of what's truly important. I am reminded that true gratitude comes from appreciating all of the little things in my life.  The things


Just like clockwork, the holiday season has arrived!  While I certainly love the holidays, when I start filling my days with more "to do's" than I know what "to do" with, it's easy to feel like I don't have a minute to spare.  And that's when the stress and overwhelm starts to kick in.....ugh! Obviously, managing stress and anxiety


When I was a kid, I thought trick or treating on Halloween was the BEST THING EVER!  I got to dress up in a goofy costume (I was usually a "hobo"), roam the neighborhood for hours with my friends AND get free candy.  Best thing ever, right? Luckily, Halloween was only one day a year because the amount of candy

My Next Great Adventure!

A couple months ago I celebrated a milestone birthday.....I turned 60!   I couldn't believe it.....suddenly I was in the decade of my life that always seemed so far away. Getting older has never been an issue for me and, in all honesty, I was pretty excited to be 60 years old.  I felt certain that this new decade of my life was going to

Embrace Change

Every day, as part of my morning ritual, I read a meditation from Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.  Her words are always thought provoking, inspiring and often exactly what I need to hear. Yesterday was the first day of Fall so it was appropriate that the meditation for yesterday was titled "Embrace Change." In nature,

I have EGGcelent news!

Has this ever happened to you?  You're getting ready to make a recipe that calls for eggs so you grab your carton of eggs from the fridge only to discover that the expiration date has passed by a couple weeks.  Now what?? Do you pretend you did not see the expiration date and use the eggs anyway?  Or, do you play it

The surprising benefit of taking a vacation!

Vacations have so many wonderful benefits but did you know that taking a vacation could literally add years to your life? Honestly, I never really considered this until recently when I came across an article titled "How many vacation days do you need to increase longevity?"   As luck would have it, I was in the throws of planning my own vacation so naturally