Never, Never, Never Give Up!

Sometimes we learn a good lesson from a silly pastime. My silly pastime is a phone app, Solibon Solitaire.  To make it sillier, I only play Klondike Deal 1.  That’s one-card draw Solitaire, folks.  Not too challenging, right?  Well, it took me a while to figure out that if you keep trying, you cannot lose […]

How to Start or Stop a Habit

Still working on my mini-makeover program in preparation for my haircut appointment.  No final decision as to style.  Other goals include losing the comfort-food bloat, adding toning and stretching to my walking routine, and upping my skincare game.  Look good.  Feel better. I am no exception to the rule that most of our activities and […]

Open Eyes. Open Hearts.

It seems wrong to go on with this blog as if nothing has changed in the world, when there has been a radical shift in the very axis of the earth.  Since March of this year, nothing has been as it was.  The protests against racial injustice around the country have coincided with a desire […]

Let’s Play the Glad Game!

A person who was overly optimistic used to be called “Pollyanna”. Pollyanna was a character in a children’s novel written by Eleanor H. Porter in 1913. In the book and subsequent movies, Pollyanna transformed misery into joy by playing “The Glad Game”. Though now an orphan, Pollyanna’s father taught her the game. The object was to […]

Wash Your Face, Darlin’!

Beauty has taken a backseat during the pandemic.  Working from home, wrangling toddlers, homeschooling reluctant students and dealing with increasingly alarming news has taken the phrase, “messy bun and getting’ things done,” to a new level of reality.  Now may be the time to put a little snap back into your step with some personal […]

A Recipe for Change

Perhaps during the recent quarantine, you decided to try a new recipe.  You scrolled through Pinterest or even an old-fashioned cookbook until a picture caught your eye and made your mouth water.  That was the one!  You imagined how delicious it would be and how much your family would enjoy something new. Off  you went […]

Is There Any Contentment in COVID?

One of my goals in life is to be content. I define contentment as satisfaction with my place in life fueled by the knowledge that where I am now is the perfect place for me in this moment and, in this moment, I have all the love, resources, energy, knowledge and wisdom I need to […]

Where Do You Go From Here?

How often do you get to press pause on the warp speed of life, re-evaluate, and possibly hit the reset button?  This has been the gift of the pandemic for many of us. It hasn’t come without a cost, of course.  The losses have been great.  Many have lost loved ones as result of the […]