THE TRUTH ABOUT STORY TELLING

The truth about story telling is that often there is very little “truth” in it! This revelation hit me hard as I realized on two occasions this past week, I had interactions with acquaintances who told me a “story” rather than the “truth” I desired. Here’s why it matters. Nothing But The Truth Truth isContinue reading “THE TRUTH ABOUT STORY TELLING”

THE MARKS YOU LEAVE BEHIND

Have you ever thought about the marks you leave behind? This thought invaded my brain during our last cabin visit. As I was walking “Silent Charlie”, I noticed animal tracks that hadn’t been there the evening before. So, that got me thinking! Tracks While I am certainly no outdoor expert, I have become somewhat goodContinue reading “THE MARKS YOU LEAVE BEHIND”

TIPS TO LIVE AN UNHURRIED LIFE

Do you ever find yourself feeling tired and weary? Life certainly offers us many daily challenges and it is easy to let worry and hurry cause you to feel tired. Here are some tips to live an unhurried life and find rest. Thinking Rushing inwardly is a sure-fire way to fall out of rest. OurContinue reading “TIPS TO LIVE AN UNHURRIED LIFE”

ACCEPTANCE OR APPROVAL – DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

I recently heard a discussion on acceptance or approval and being able to know the difference. Admittedly, I have never really given it much thought, but there is a subtle difference and understanding it is very important in today’s world. Definitions First, let’s define both terms. Acceptance is the act of accepting or receiving somethingContinue reading “ACCEPTANCE OR APPROVAL – DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE”

PEACE OF MIND IS PRICELESS

I’ve been thinking all week about a comment my daughter made: “Peace of mind of priceless.” The fact that my 22year old daughter understood this concept made this momma proud! Making a decision based on peace is a mature thing to do. So just what is peace of mind and why is it important. MeaningContinue reading “PEACE OF MIND IS PRICELESS”

AVOIDING ENTANGLEMENTS

Avoiding entanglements is a war I wage every Spring. Each year as Winter wanes and my shrubbery comes back to life, I battle two invasive vines, Virginia creeper and moonseed vine. They have become my nemesis which I fondly call “the vine that mocks me”. First Signs I first discovered “the vine that mocks me”Continue reading “AVOIDING ENTANGLEMENTS”

CARRYING BAGGAGE

The phrase “carrying baggage” reminds me of people, trying to fit a “too large” piece of luggage into a plane’s overhead compartment. They seemingly don’t want to “check” the bag at the ticket counter, so, they push, prod and squeeze the bag in hopes it will fit. All that effort, only to have the attendantContinue reading “CARRYING BAGGAGE”

ASKING FOR HELP WITH MENOPAUSE

Asking for help with menopause should be a “no brainer”, but I, like many women, just thought I could “power through” it alone. It wasn’t until I had a casual conversation with a friend (who happens to be an OB/GYN) that I realized maybe I need a little help. Conversations Women love to chat andContinue reading “ASKING FOR HELP WITH MENOPAUSE”

AVOIDING HOLIDAY FRUSTRATION – TWO STATES OF EASTER

Avoiding holiday frustration can be quite challenging. This is a topic that continues to pop up in conversations with other empty nest women. It seems that many women aren’t open to changing things up when it comes to holiday traditions. Of course, the end result is usually frustration! And I am always surprised by theirContinue reading “AVOIDING HOLIDAY FRUSTRATION – TWO STATES OF EASTER”

LAVENDER HONEY – MY NEW LOVE

A few weeks ago I found my new love – lavender honey! It happened on a beautiful Friday morning when I met a friend for coffee at the Bean Bar. Since I love “sweet” coffee, I ordered a latte with almond milk and lavender honey. My daughter had recommended that I try this in myContinue reading “LAVENDER HONEY – MY NEW LOVE”