Lifting Our Spirits

There is so much right now that’s outside our “normal”. That makes our self-care even more important. To uplift our spirits, making each day better, I recommend these three self-care tools: Tool One:  The “Good Morning Gratitude” Mood Lifter Each day, as...

Your Camera Lens

Pretend you are filming or photographing the important people in your life, and you want to capture “The 3 Most Important Things”.  What would they be?  In other words, what’s your focus? Here’s one example: My youngest grandkids live three hours away....

“Quarantine Brain is Real!”

My favorite way to get through rough times? Look for some humor. Laughter truly is the best medicine. My favorite is laughing at myself when I do stuff like trying to rinse off my feet in the tub – without...

Staying In Love During a Pandemic

During a normal week, we might spend a chunk of time on the weekends with our spouse. On the weekdays, though, it’s usually only five or six waking hours together. Max. But now we are in quarantine. Your spouse is...

Adjusting Our Expectations

This post of mine appeared in anewscafe.com in December. I am reposting here in case you missed it, since Valentine’s Day is coming, and then St. Patrick’s and Easter before you know it. These tips have helped me enjoy any...

Penlight or Spotlight?

Where I live, this is “skunk season”. Before you let your dog out at night, it’s a good plan to illuminate your backyard and check for unwanted visitors. Why do I know that? …Yes. You guessed it. One night it...

“Make Me Feel Important”

Go, go, go!! Busy, busy, busy! And check your phone. Any messages? Yikes! Check your email. That project! Get it done. Sometimes the hectic pace of life is overwhelming. Feels like there are so many things that we must do....

“I Love You. And Goodbye”

On this 18th day of remembrance of the tragedies of 9/11, I am remembering, too, the most powerful lesson I learned that day. The people we love are the Most important thing in our lives! When the jets hit the...