This week, after a full day, I meandered into Trader Joes to pick up some of their autumn specialty items. You know, the Pumpkin Kringle that I freeze for our fall, family gatherings and the Pumpkin Ravioli that ALWAYS disappears before I can stock up on it. After choosing a
Yesterday I carved out a few moments in time to stop and look at five boxes of books I’d packed up to take to the thrift store. Did I really want to get rid of each book? “Yes,” I firmly answered myself. (I love books. I should have been a
You know how you feel when you’ve been going full blast all day… …emotionally drained and struggling with muddled thinking, right? And forget having sharp decision-making skills… you lost those around 3:00 pm. You need the calm of the Spirit to settle over your soul. Yep, it’s time for an
Carefree and easy summer days, right? Not so much if your life is overfilled with fun activities, or you’re so busy getting ready for them that your soul care is neglected. Adding anxiety or people drama to your day doesn’t help either. But, hey, it happens to everyone. Moi included.
Winter is beautiful, but it can also sap the giggle out of your soul if gloomy days endlessly overshadow sunshine, your life is one long to-do list, you’re in a rut, you’re lonely, you’re “peopled-out”… …or other such gray happenings. Over the last two weeks the worst chest cold EVER
The other day I received a phone call from a gentleman that immediately added stress to my life. I sat there and imagined all the extra work and hours his information was about to add to my already busy life. Thief! I felt like he had just entered my home
Invest in something eternal this year by nurturing your spirit. You need this more than the latest diet or supplement, because your spirit was made to last for eternity. Our spirits are designed to lead our mind and emotions. But because we don’t nurture our spirits, we’re often unable to give
Some months ago my friend Katie Eubank Bachand introduced me to the simple art of Zentangle. I was hooked. I now suggest Zentangle to my counseling clients as a form of relaxation. And I think you might like it. Zentangle is a form of doodling that helps calm and focus your
If you’ve hung around this blog very long, you know how much I love Celtic Christianity and Celtic music. So today we’re gonna check in with Celtic Thunder singing “A Place In the Choir.” Grab your dancin’ shoes and let’s start this week off with some fun! Now, admit it.