I think of myself as a change expert. Resilient. "Resilient" is a term defined as able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations. Multiple times over the years, I have found myself starting over with no idea of where I would live or how I would support myself. It’s always worked out. Besides hard … Continue reading How to Keep Your Balance When the World Turns Upside Down
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
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!
It’s easy to have a victim mentality these days. A victim of the corona virus. A victim of the partisan system. At the mercy of the economy . Waiting for promised unemployment and stimulus checks. Trapped at home, behind a mask, away from loved ones. Waiting for God to answer prayers and put everything back … Continue reading Don’t Be a Victim of COVID-19
Most of us have been thrown off balance by COVID-19. It has shown us things about ourselves that were hidden during our busy, busy days. The pause in society has revealed ways we need and want to improve. Today my sister Debra Crandall is giving us tips to help us reduce our inflammatory load. Most … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Reduce Inflammation