Author: Leanne Atherton

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 … Continue reading Never, Never, Never Give Up!

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 … Continue reading How to Start or Stop a Habit

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 … Continue reading Let’s Play the Glad Game!

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 … Continue reading Wash Your Face, Darlin’!

Breathe Out Stress! Breathe in Peace!

Reducing stress can be as simple as breathing. Having been a victim of stress and anxiety for many years, I came to the point where I would suffer some real health issues if I didn't find a way to lower my stress levels.  In addition, I was so ready to take back my life and be … Continue reading Breathe Out Stress! Breathe in Peace!