Guilt and Chronic Illness

For those of us who have been struck, often in the prime of life, with a chronic, invisible illness, the guilt we carry can be almost as bad as the disease itself. Guilt for not being the parent we wanted to be. Guilt for not being able to go to parties, weddings, birthdays. Guilt for […]

20 Practical Ideas To Bring Fun Back Into Your Life

20 Practical Ideas To Bring Fun Back Into Your Life In 2011 the Chief Executive Officer of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Norman B. Anderson, released the statement that “America is at a critical crossroads when it comes to stress and our health”. It is no wonder stress is everywhere. According to the famous strategist […]

13 Brilliant Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

13 Brilliant Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier Everyone wants to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves them time! You’re in luck. We have collected 10 of these practical life hacks into this one big list that is easy to digest because […]

Life Lessons From Sci-Fi Books You Loved As A Kid

Life Lessons From Sci-Fi Books You Loved As A Kid While science fiction might seem like an escape to the future, science fiction writers have used the possibilities of miraculous technologies, other worlds, and alien species to explore the human condition often through a child’s perspective. Lovers of science fiction can learn a lot about […]

Judge-y McJudgerton

I had no idea what to call this, so I decided on the name my family jokingly uses when we feel someone is judging other people’s choices. I decided today to take a little break from social media. It all started from a comment about convicted felons being allowed to vote, and how only law-abiding […]

Single on Valentine’s Day

As many single people know, Valentine’s Day can make you feel inadequate and lonely because you are a single rather than a duo. The cards, flowers, jewelry, and hotel specials for couples are advertised every time you turn around. There are some groups of women in urban areas who have famous women’s parties to celebrate […]

Adventures in Low Carb Living Week 2

I am a couple days behind on this, but there has not been much exciting to say, unless you find the trek from my bed to the sofa fascinating… never get a bad disease, I mean it, this is ridiculous, I hate being sick and it seems I always am, so the computer gives me […]

Should I Text Him?

Relationships can be difficult, okay, they are difficult, even at best. This is for every time you’ve wondered if you should make first contact, how long is too long, or how fast makes you look too eager. Be smart about your availability, and hold yourself high, and don’t settle! This is just a fun look […]

Top 7 Things My Bad Situations Taught Me

1. My capacity to handle stress When we are stuck in a bad situation, stress automatically builds up. So when we get out of a bad situation, it tells us about our stress-handling capacity. 2. My Personal strengths Going through a bad situation requires a person to be strong. These undesirable situations make us aware […]

7 Cardinal Rules in Life

Quite often we are brought down and saddened by things that we have no business worrying about. There are things that are out of our control, and until we realize that it can make us miserable. Own your past, make peace with it, let it go. Just one example of these wonderful life lessons put […]

5 Steps to Win Any Negotiation

Are you due for a raise? Is your landlord not following through on promises to upgrade your rental property? Would you like your partner to help more around the house? These simple and easy to follow steps can help you to get what you want. Identify it first, and prepare your arguments, maybe even prepare […]


Well, I am 45 today. It feels weird. My son, for 7 or 8 years, thought I was 32. It was only when he hit 20 that he said to himself “whoa mom must be more than 32!” he was telling that story to his wife as we made plans for my party this weekend, […]


The things that children remember are never what we, as parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, think they will remember. Things like eating cucumbers and tomatoes right out of the garden, playing tag at sunset, playing with waterguns in the house the day before we pulled the old carpet out, picking raspberries right off the […]

Good and Evil

Good and Evil. There are so many conflicting opinions on good and evil, some people say evil does not exist. Evil, wickedness, malignancy of thought – it is known by many terms, and it does exist, strongly in fact, and stronger by the day. Goodness, virtue, love, honesty, these things exist as well, and are our […]

Creative Tendencies

Creative Tendencies. Whenever we bring up creative efforts it seems like I hear much more of what people cannot do, or what they wish they were doing, than real efforts. I have been guilty of this myself. My sister is a fantastic painter, she is the artistic one in our family, so when I think of […]


I am a glorious mixture of many different elements that contrive to make me an amazing and wonderful person. I am a work in progress. I am funny, kind, a dreamer, creative, silly, generous, and so very many things! Whenever you have a day that brings you a little down, look at this poster and […]

The Mini-Reward System

Several people have asked me about my mini-reward system, usually when that happens I find it helpful to do it in a post, so it is easily accessible. I no longer remember where I first heard about mini-goals, but at some point I decided it would be helpful to give myself mini-rewards as well. Most […]

Summer Fun

This poster is designed for summer, but there are several fun things listed that can just as easily be done in Spring. I still get exited as a school child for warm weather and school to let out! Playing outside, picnics, hiking, swimming, going to the beach or the pool, trips to the zoo, flying […]