Six Steps to a Peaceful Pregnancy

Embrace Your Age!

Tuesday 22 July 2014I recently had a Birthday. And like every year, I celebrated my day. It was my first Birthday as a parent, which I think is a very special thing....more

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Health and Happiness

Sunday, 21 December 2014 It is almost time to say farewell to 2014 and hello to 2015. I thought I would wrap up the year with a few health tips to think about over your New Year vacation. As always, here at Hot Tea, Travel, and Thyme the focus is on both physical and psychological health. Here's to good health and happiness!...more

I Am Here. Just Here.

Every day above ground gives me great cause for celebration. I've been trying to make the most of this short life ever since my father died when I was 21. I put my dreams of being a novelist on the shelf for a time and joined a rock band, even though the thought of playing in front of people terrified me. ...more

How to Buy Happiness- Really!

We know, it sounds funny, but in the spirit of the season we thought you might enjoy this meaningful, but funny, video which reminds us what we at Big Change already know - giving makes you happier.Want to know how money really CAN buy you happiness?  Check out TEDx presenter and researcher Michael Norton's TED talk: ...more

Why You Should Stop Searching For Your Blue Bird & Sunny Skies

         Photo: BlueBird by Cattips, Flickr Today, The Bay Area is getting a third round of rain storms. The water is much needed to quench the drought here. Amidst the steady rhythm of the chilled rain, and the occasional bird songs, I was so thankful to have had the chance to take some time out to reflect....more

Money can buy happiness

Happy Freakout (aka Black) Friday! Rather than spending the day shopping, I decided to hang at home, meander memory lane with my mother, chat with my children, and hope for hubby to return home soon. Oh, and wrangle words - here are a few more from my former, fictional self.Money Can Buy HappinessPosted by InternetGeek at September 23, 2005 02:56 PMRetail therapy SOOOO works!...more

Day 25 NaBloPoMo: Sleep Deprivation

I'm not sure if this is a smart thing.  I am going to post while sleep deprived.  It is a holiday week and as the snow falls, I'm actually caught up on everything two days before Thanksgiving.  ...more

It's OK (Haiku)

It's ok to feel Not ok - it's not ok To not feel at all.It's way more ok To feel way ok about It all. That's ok.To be ok withOk and not ok is One kind of ok:It's inside ok. And inside ok becomes Outside ok. Always.Keiko Mulligan