A Dose of Motivation and Inspiration

A Dose of Motivation and Inspiration

As I challenge myself to stay motivated and inspired I thought I would share some of the quotes I came across that have given me a boost.               “…even without success, creative persons find joy in a job well done. Learning for its own sake is...
Laughter is Good Medicine

Laughter is Good Medicine

We all know that depression and stress can weaken the immune system but there is also evidence that humor can strengthen it. Even a smile can counteract the negative energy. The greater the intensity of the laughter, the longer the impact on decreasing your tension. A...
Take a Breath

Take a Breath

You are rushing around, trying to get everything done. Pressure is mounting. What do you do? Take a breath. It is time to pause and refresh yourself. Here are a few ideas: Take Two – two minutes to do a neck roll, water some plants – and while your at it...
What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

More hugs, more kisses, more love. More dreams and moonbeams. More blue skies and white clouds. More smiles and laughter. More hope and faith. More flowers and trees. More fingerpainting and collages. More lovers and friends. More music and dancing. More prayers and...
Finding Time

Finding Time

Since we can’t add any more hours to our day, we are all looking for ways to make the most of those precious 24 hours. Here are a few tips that might give you time for more self-care. Rise and Shine Install a hook on your door and hang your next day’s...
The Simple Joys of Life

The Simple Joys of Life

Sometimes we forget to recognize the simple joys of life so I  thought I would share a few that are on my list: Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches Daffodils and tulips Celebrating holidays with family and friends Old movies Fresh picked fruit Ice cream Star or...
A Cinch Moment

A Cinch Moment

We have all heard the saying, “Carpe Diem” or “Sieze the Day”. A few years ago I was invited to be part of a group of women who had been identified as someone who had siezed, or cinched, a significant accomplishment in her life. As I...
Life in Four Lines

Life in Four Lines

Let us then, be up and doing With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Each time I come across this short poem it gives me cause for great reflection. First, in my desire to share my vision...
Let It Go

Let It Go

This has nothing to do with the recently popular song, but a poem to free yourself, relax your grip, and just dive in. let it go – the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise – let it go it was sworn to                   go let them go...
Our House

Our House

Our house of 40 years has shared much laughter and joy as well as tears and heartache. It has grown to provide for a growing family and experienced multiple birthday parties, anniversaries, holiday celebrations, and Sunday dinners. It has opened its doors to family,...
A Moment of Holiness

A Moment of Holiness

I came across an article that I had saved from 1996 and it reminded me of a recent “moment of holiness” my husband shared with me. The article was by Robert A. Alper, an ordained rabbi, who describes an experience with his children and an unexpected...
Old Movies

Old Movies

I am a big fan of old movies from the 40’s and 50’s, and especially musicals and comedies. And they seem even more charming if they are in black and white. They seem to be able to transport me to a place that appears more simple than the crazy, loud, and...
Look Up

Look Up

On a day when I was in the midst of driving in our urban core, a small voice whispered, “Look Up!” And what I saw above the concrete jungle surrounding me was a small, beautiful patch of Hawaiian blue sky. This brief moment of awareness was just what I...