Blinders Help You See

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Passion & Purpose

“Ninety percent of my game is mental. It’s my concentration that has gotten me this far.” – Chris Evert I always thought blinders on horses were cruel, but I’m having second thoughts. As ... (read more)

Who’s Pressing Your Buttons?

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind

“Parents know how to push your buttons because, hey, they sewed them on.” – Camryn Manheim In my work as a nurse, I’ve spent a lot of time around grumpy, angry, demanding ... (read more)

When It Hurts, Say “Ouch!”

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Health & Wellness, Healthy mind

I’ll never forget the day little Danny fell off the five- foot-high plastic slide at the neighborhood playground. He and some of the other three-year-olds were being rambunctious, the way ... (read more)

Does Anger Rule You or Fuel You?

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Soul & Spirit

Psychologists have pointed out that depression is often the result of anger turned inward. Maybe that’s why depression’s grip on my life was broken when I turned my anger into ... (read more)

Safe People — and Those Who Aren’t

This post is filed under: Friendship, Healthy mind, Mental Illness, Relationships

I’ve been blessed with a few lifelong friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin. They are always ready to help if I have a need, and I ... (read more)

Side Trips and Dead-Ends on the Road to Well-Being

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Family, Healthy mind, Relationships

Each decade of life seems to carry its own epiphany. During that decade between 10 and 20, for example, I discovered that boys really did make a positive contribution to ... (read more)

Celebrate the Seasons of Friendship

This post is filed under: Friendship, Fun & Adventure, Midlife, Midlifestylers, Women

“Friendship is the most important thing — not career or housework, or one’s fatigue — and it needs to be tended and nurtured.” – Julia Child Perhaps you learned this lesson ... (read more)

Power Source

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Midlifestylers, Self Esteem, Women

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” When your furnace quits working or your ... (read more)

My Father’s Day Tribute – James Vincent Blubaugh 07-19-1937 to 06-11-2016

This post is filed under: Family, Holidays, Relationships

These past days and months were difficult in many ways for my wonderful dad and all of us who loved him. He was struggling with multiple illnesses, and except for ... (read more)

Remembering Two Kinds of Heroes

This post is filed under: Family, Holidays, Passion & Purpose

This Memorial Day I want to share a story that is very close to my heart. This story is about a mother (my cousin Mary) and her son Ryan, a ... (read more)

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