Self-care: It’s not an option

The holidays are in full swing. And while self-care may seem optional, it’s actually a necessity right now. During what is the busiest season of the year for many, it’s hard to imagine spending time on yourself. But it’s when you have the least amount of time that you most need to take time for yourself. It’s challenging, I know. …

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. So what does that have to do with being happy?┬áPlenty. And it has nothing to do with stuffing our bellies with turkey and pumpkin pie and watching football all afternoon. Here’s the deal: Thanksgiving is really about giving thanks. When you give sincere appreciation for all that you have, you become …

How to create your life like a work of art

I am an artist. At least I like to call myself an artist. Although I’m probably more of a crafter, I like the sound of “artist” better. However, sometimes when I refer to myself as an artist, I feel like a fraud. Who am I to think I’m an artist? But in reality, we are all artists. While you may …

Really important life lessons from a seven year old

The other afternoon I was walking my dog, Tony, and we ran into one of our little neighbor friends. I’ll call her Alice. Alice is a beautifully sensitive and intelligent child with long, curly, light brown hair, twinkling eyes, and a smile that lights up her face. She is also quite the fashionista. Alice loves Tony, and whenever she is …

It’s my birthday, and you get the gift!

Tomorrow is my birthday! I love birthdays, and I love any reason to celebrate. In addition to the fun side of birthdays, it’s always a time of reflection for me. I look back over the last year of my life and acknowledge and appreciate everything that worked well. I also take time to revisit what didn’t go as I had …

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations, and why you should too

Everything has an energetic vibration…every person, plant, and animal. Even every seemingly inanimate object has a vibration. Energy flows in waves that are either fast or slow. The faster, higher frequencies are what we often refer to as good vibrations. The slower, denser frequencies are what we call bad vibrations. We all know what it’s like to be around someone …