6 Simple Steps to Start Your Day

6 Simple Steps to Start Your Day

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It’s difficult to give myself the care and attention that I need so desperately. In years past, I did everything for everyone else and unintentionally ignored myself.  I was so lost in this way of life that I didn’t even realize that I was evaporating away from ME.

THE realization of my personal neglect happened  a few years ago and I knew my own essence had to change.  Continue reading

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The Art of Me

The Art of Me

Well Being

She was that girl.  She said yes before being asked to help, stayed up late completing projects for friends, church, or the latest group she’d joined.  They all had deep meaning to her.  They all were worthy of her help.  She joyfully volunteered for every school event, often taking the leadership role because no one else would.  She tended her gardens, Continue reading

Dreams are Meant to be Pursued

Dreams are Meant to be Pursued

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What are your hopes and dreams for the future?  Are you interested in changing jobs?  Do you want to buy a home?  Do you want to move across the country?  When should you retire?  Where do you want to travel?  When should you start a family?  What are you waiting for?  

Here are my thoughts to get you on the road to your BEST LIFE!

“The biggest adventure that you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”            Oprah Winfrey

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Three Steps to Joy

Three Steps to Joy

I  think there is a distinct difference between joy and happiness.  Happiness is dependent on what’s going on in your life.  It’s the choice of how you deal with everyday annoyances.    Joy, on the other hand, is deep inside.  It’s something you have whether you are happy or sad, satisfied or annoyed,  excited or indifferent.

My Steps to Joy include three questions to ask yourself. Continue reading

Little Things Getting to You?

Little Things Getting to You?

When we quit worrying over the little things, we can spend time on what is truly important in life.

Each and every day we experience disappointment.  Friends who don’t do what we expect, work situations that become fodder for TV sitcoms, plans fail, wishful thinking blows into the wind like a puff of glitter dust.  The truth is that many of these situations are out of our control.   They happen upon us, surprisingly out of the blue and it’s up to us to navigate through it.   At times we respond with intensity because we are hurt.   Continue reading

I am a Navy Wife

I am a Navy Wife

It’s Veteran’s Day. I love and feel respect for all who served. I totally admire those who are called by something greater than the single human spirit to serve in our armed forces. They are the ones who have patriotism run through their veins. Their love of country is to be cherished.

I am a Navy Wife. I’m married to one of those Veterans whose love of country often times had to take precedence over love of family, love of friends, love of life at home. I would never want it any other way.

I married into the Navy. I thought I knew what I was getting into…. Continue reading

What’s Your ONE? Solutions to a Crazy World

What’s Your ONE? Solutions to a Crazy World

In this world where the media shows us more bad than good, more sorrow than joy, and more problem than solution, we can work ourselves into a spiraling mess of woe.  On any given day we see shootings, hunger, terrorism, abuse, and bullying.  Some of us see the snippet of news and let it pass by, never to rest in our consciousness while others of us are very affected by what has been told.

Whether you’re affected in a big way or you let it pass by you, the bigger issue is what can you do about it?  What can one person do with such large problems?  Let me offer some suggestions.  You can be involved in the Power of One.  Read on friend.  My small solution might be tantamount to a larger solution. Continue reading