Why you should be doing absolutely nothing: The importance of making the time for down time.

The alarm goes off at 6:30 a.m. I reach groggily for my phone, tapping blindly on the side table for what feels like a plastic casing. The beeping blares on, and I realize that the phone is plugged in and resting on the chair. A strategic move I had planned—this forces me to get out of bed. Regardless, I tap “snooze” and fall back into bed again, savoring those nine minutes....more

Find Happiness This Week

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be." I believe happiness is a choice.  This week, I had some heavy duty stress.  I am also recuperating from one surgery and getting ready for another one.  If that isn't enough, it is January, not my favorite month,  with its short, cold days and below zero wind chills.  It would have been easy to succumb to negativity, but I was able to look for and find a lot of things to be happy about this week....more

When Your Blog Becomes Too Much to Handle

There are moments when my blogging life feels like a pressure cooker. When this happens, I know it's time to take a social media break. I disappear from my online life for a day or two and focus on what renews me: my family, my friends, exercise, my kitchen, my books, my movie time....more
Cheryl Rick Klein  This makes me happy. This is why I love to write, to submit, to connect. The ...more

How The Expectation Of Trying To “Have It All” Is Hurting Us All

I am almost 40 years old, and with my age comes at least a little wisdom; wisdom I wish I had possessed many years before this point in order to save myself much needless heartache....more

You Need to Take Care of Yourself First

I can't tell you who or what I am fuming about, but I am fuming. There comes a time in everyone's life where you have just had enough. I was at that place only minutes ago and this is my way of decompressing. I hope you don't mind. ...more
This what I'm doing every minute of each day!! Your so right, once again!!more

January's Writing Lab Helps You Achieve Balance

So what is the BlogHer Writing Lab theme of the month? ...more
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When age isn't just another number

I had a friend who was a little bummed out over turning 30. I couldn't relate. I was excited to turn thirty. At thirty I felt more stable and aware of who I was as a person for the first time in a really long time. Overall, I've enjoyed my thirties. ...more
That's a difficult question ! In terms of marriage, I married in my 30s. Since I've found just ...more

Keep On Keeping

Seems to me no matter how hard I try,To move forward and push ahead I always end up back where I started..Asking the same questions and expecting different answers.  So I guess the real question is when will I ever learn?Maybe never I guess..In the meantime  I will keep on keeping on!...more