Solitude Ritual of Gardening – 10/14/18

The Healing Power of Gardening Living a Beautiful Life – 1986 Written by: Alexandra Stoddard Alexandra writes: I have a friend whose solitude ritual is gardening.  At the end of each day he waters and pulls weeds or plants seeds and bulbs as the season dictates. This makes him feel refreshed when he goes indoors showers… Continue reading Solitude Ritual of Gardening – 10/14/18

Note to the reader ~ 10/2/18

A Note to the Reader Making the things you do everyday as beautiful and pleasurable as possible is a way to live a happy life. Yet many of us don’t seem to do this. In my work in interior design, I’ve noticed that many people have a tendency to save up 95% of their money… Continue reading Note to the reader ~ 10/2/18

Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK

It’s tempting to pretend that there aren’t ritz crackers hidden deep inside my shag carpet, along with some other things I probably don’t want to know about. It’s tempting to pretend my four-year-old doesn’t rock the same “favorite” dress three days in a row, and that I don’t currently smell like men’s Old Spice deodorant. […]… Continue reading Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK

HANDLING THE PRESSURES OF THE WORLD — 50 IS NOT OLD

Pressures, they seem to be everywhere. There is not a single day that goes by that some amount of pressure is applied to you. Maybe it is the pressure of being on time to work and making sure that the alarm is set correctly. That one is easy for me since we now have an… via… Continue reading HANDLING THE PRESSURES OF THE WORLD — 50 IS NOT OLD

Optimum Health ~ 3/8/18

It’s not a must,  but try to do all 5 steps for optimum health!  It’s cold, flu and everything else season…. in other words, no time to let down your guard. Follow these easy steps to boost your immunity.   #1 GET MORE SLEEP – Logging fewer than 7 hours of shut eye had may… Continue reading Optimum Health ~ 3/8/18

Silver Lining….Optimist vs. Pessimist ~ 3/2/18

Finding the silver lining in difficult times can be tough, but the effort may improve your overall health, according to two new studies.    A pessimistic attitude, Finnish reasearchers report, is a strong independent risk factor for death from coronary heart disease   The study published in BMC Public Health assessed the impact of attitude… Continue reading Silver Lining….Optimist vs. Pessimist ~ 3/2/18

Feeling noticed ~ 2/27/18

If we were having coffee, what would I want us to talk about? Good question, huh. I’ve been catching up on some WordPress “helps” and this was a suggestion as a possible blog. I don’t often use prompts, but I like this one so I thought I would give it a try. I find it […]… Continue reading Feeling noticed ~ 2/27/18