Dec 20, 2018
I LOVE presents! Honestly, I do love getting them - who doesn't? But I truly love giving them even more! As the older kids have become adults, they haven't wanted to ask for gifts, and I just found out why. The answer might help you too. They don't want to over-ask, and just didn't know what kind of price point we...
Dec 12, 2018
Is the holiday season a time of joy, or do you wish it could just all be over already? You don't have to suffer through the holidays!
1. Set boundaries. You don't have to have Aunt Edna stay with you for two weeks over the holidays if she upsets you and/or your family. She can stay in a with other family, a hotel, or...
Dec 6, 2018
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” -Yoda Yes, I'm a Star Wars geek. But there is some wisdom found in Yoda's words. If nothing else, it shows us that we can quickly get from a subtly uncomfortable place to a place of darkness quickly. And let's...
Nov 29, 2018
"When I was in the hospital I didn't have that role model" (amputees, or people in a wheelchair).."and that's what I've been trying to be for other people." Kirstie Ennis
If you haven't heard of Kirstie Ennis, here's a quick introduction (you can learn more here:
Kirstie Ennis is redefining beautiful. When you look...
Nov 22, 2018
5 Things to be thankful for:
1. You're here!
Every day that you wake up, you have hope. Hope that tomorrow will be better, that you'll feel well, and that new opportunities will present themselves
2. Scientific Advances
Did you know that kerosene was used as a treatment for many common ailments 100 years ago? And in...