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!
Author: Leanne Atherton
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
It’s all about my hair. It’s really bugging me these days. When I was younger, my stylists would say, “It’s fine, but there’s so much of it!” Not so much, anymore. Now it’s fine and thin. Most of my life I wore a chin length bob with bangs. I have a picture of me in … Continue reading World Change Begins with a New Haircut
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 … Continue reading Open Eyes. Open Hearts.
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!
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’!
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 … Continue reading A Recipe for Change
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 … Continue reading Is There Any Contentment in COVID?
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!
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 … Continue reading Where Do You Go From Here?