10 Things you need to say to your loved one's right now!

It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life, moments pass us by all the time. We barely notice anymore, sad really. With a whole bunch of life changes happening recently in my life, (and of course me being 40 years old), it has caused me to reflect pretty deeply. ...more

Tiger Lillies Usher in July's Heat and Passion and Usher Out a Misfit Chorus of Inner Critics

And just like that -- the tiger lilies bloom -- ushering in July's heat and passion....more

FROM POSITIVE THINKING TO POSITIVE DOING.....Can One Be TOO POSITIVE?

FROM POSITIVE THINKING TO POSITIVE DOING……Can Too Much Positive Thinking be a Good Thing or a Not Good Thing? Does positive thinking have a down side? Are some people so addicted to Positive Thinking that they do little else….? Can one simply be too positive? Is there such a thing?...more
Of course!  Thinking postiively while not acting positively makes no sense. The two go hand in ...more

Brains

I have one of those over active brains. The type of brain that operates at a million seconds per hour and can turn something simple into something outrageously complicated. I've questioned whether it's a good or bad thing. Im easily distracted, I over analyse situations, I speak and act sometimes without thinking. However what if maybe it's actually a gift. I'm outgoing, spontaneous, deep and meaningful. ...more

What If We Could...

What if we could change one thing about ourselves?  We surely have the power to do so.  There are many things within our own power.  We could change our clothing style, change whether we're always late or always early.  We could change our mood (not so easy but still doable!)  We could change our minds, our bedtime, our clocks, our hair color, and the list goes on.  But when someone asks "if you could change one thing about yourself?" our minds usually go straight to the physical.  ...more

Sick Days

Thursday Thought of the Day ~ Clear Your Mind....

Thursday Thought of The Day ~ Clear Your Mind......photo courtesy of...more

You Control Your Child’s Inner Voice. What You Can Do To Ensure That Your Kid's Inner Voice is Positive.

I read a quote today by Peggy O’Mara, the woman behind many publications including Mothering Magazine from 1980-2011 and www.mothering.com. It read, “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice”. This got me thinking. I had just finished nagging my 3 year old to pick up the pieces to the Hungry, Hungry Hippo game before our 13 month old foster baby got a hold of the marbles. I certainly did not ask him to do it in the most gentle way possible, using words of encouragement....more

Let the Light In -- Dog Sh*t Happens

Window Light "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - Williams Wordsworth...more

When Pain Births Beauty

It is minus 13 without the wind-chill factored in.  My bronchial tubes try to tell me it is too cold to be doing this: setting off down the winding lane for an evening skate on the river.  The frigid air bites nastily at my nose, seeps cold air deep down into my lungs. ...more