Heart Ache Matters

This post is filed under: Health & Wellness

Nausea and indigestion struck first. Like many women in the early stages of a heart attack, my cousin Micki didn’t think she felt bad enough to seek medical attention. But when ... (read more)

Claim Your Strength

This post is filed under: Self Esteem

“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!” Eleanor Roosevelt Okay, maybe I’m strange, but I enjoy working out. That doesn’t mean there ... (read more)

Pick Out a New Wardrobe

This post is filed under: Self Esteem

When I was a young bride, I dressed with such modesty that I could have been mistaken for a Mennonite. High collars, drab colors, no make-up or jewelry. Things have ... (read more)

Nurture Your Health, Inside and Out

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The first rule for maximizing your total health is to nurture yourself from the inside out. The roots of many physical, social, and emotional problems are found in the deep ... (read more)

Cleanse Your Mind and Unclog Your Life

This post is filed under: Healthy mind

For some folks, it’s the parties and the midnight kisses on New Year’s Eve. For others, it’s the love and good luck cooked into black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. For ... (read more)

Reflecting on a life Changing Trip to New Zealand in 2000

This post is filed under: Fun & Adventure

With my recent trip to New Zealand in October for my daughter’s wedding, I couldn’t help but reflect back to my first visit in 2000 when my oldest daughter Molly ... (read more)

Christmas Memories

This post is filed under: Holidays

Sometimes I think of the frenzy that surrounded Christmas preparations when I was a young mother – and it makes me glad I’m not a young mother, anymore! Cutouts. Snowballs. Buckeyes. ... (read more)

Rise Above your Circumstances

This post is filed under: Book Review

Book Review by Audrey Van Petegem Many people today face situations that seem impossible to overcome. Author Mary Buchan’s book shares life-changing insights to help people get unstuck and break ... (read more)

Year Round Gratitude

This post is filed under: Passion & Purpose

That first November after my mother died was difficult. November was her birthday month. I couldn’t stop thinking about her, and the thoughts were complicated, much like our relationship. There was ... (read more)

My Own Personal Gratitude Challenge – 30 Days of “Gratitudes.”

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being

I’m keeping with my yearly tradition of reflecting on the blessings in my life. This is a post I wrote last November. “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for ... (read more)

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