Help one another; there's no time like the present and no present like the time. ~James Durst Yesterday, I lounged around the house, feeling the impact of jet lag. I didn’t leave the house, nor did I exercise. I was feeling a bit blue: I was home after a 10-day adventure to London and Wales . . .
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~Eckhart Tolle This year, my husband and I chose to spend Easter hiking with our boys at one of my favorite local hiking spots: Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. The park had been blessed with a wonderful super bloom this year and I . . .
“Owning less is better than organizing more.” – Joshua Becker, Clutterfree Kids Minimalism piqued my interest in 2011: I was at the library and discovered a little red book called Clutter Busting by Brooks Palmer. I devoured the book in a few short hours and then read it several times before . . .
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown Three weeks ago, I received an email invitation from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford: YCHU Lecture: How the Other Half Eats: Sensitive, Fearful and Low Appetite Problems in Youths. I scanned over . . .
The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread. ~Chinese Proverb I’ve had a cold for the past few days, and while it’s a bit uncomfortable, I am glad it’s just a cold. I never seemed to get a cold, instead, I suffered from chronic sinus infections. It . . .
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. ~Will Rogers Last week, on the way to a doctor’s appointment, I glanced at my younger son sitting in the front seat, head tilted down, eyes glued to his iPhone. He was wearing his favorite faded black . . .
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth This piece is dedicated to my friend Roxanne, who always provides support, love, and encouragement and who's not afraid to call it as she sees it. I love connecting with others and find it very rewarding to communicate . . .
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice Over the past few days, the early morning temperature has been hovering in the mid-‘30s; I don’t like these low temperatures and the feeling of being cold from head to toe. I’ve always . . .
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” ― Dr. Seuss Last week when I sat down to work on my scheduled “15 minutes of decluttering", I wasn’t looking forward to cleaning out two stacked Crate and Barrel baskets that were full of artwork, cards and . . .
Get mad, then get over it. ~Colin Powell A few weeks ago, when took my younger son in for neurotherapy, I shared the positive strides we'd seen since he started treatment with Erica, one of the office staff. I had just written "Successful Communication" and was feeling good about the results . . .