Sometimes You Need To Scream

I don’t often visibly lose control, but on yesterday I did.  I had just about had enough. My emotions were all over the place.  ...more

My Secret to Happiness

I'd say I'm a pretty happy person.A glass half-full type of person....more

Beyond the Fence Line.


A New Way to Worry

There exists a trifecta o ...more


I used to be a worrier.  But as the uncertainties in my life have increased, the amount of worry has decreased.   I wish I could tell you that's because because I’ve learned to accept everything in my life - but I haven't....more

Mind overloaded

I wonder if I have a tendency to reflect too deeply.  I wonder why I stir awake at night, worrying about the future.  I wonder if other people do the same thing as I do.  These are questions that enter my mind, much too often....more

Say the right thing when your child is upset

 When you’re upset, has anyone ever told you to “just stop crying” or “don’t be sad”? Is it helpful? Is it that easy just to automatically stop crying or to feel differently (aka better) at a moment when you are really down? Unless you have super powers, it’s near impossible to change how you feel at the drop of a hat....more

Get your worry in check with this one simple trick

 I’m a worrier and I always have been. I’m not sure if it’s my genetics, being the oldest child in my family, or the way I was raised, but in any case, I’ve had worry lines on my forehead since I was ten years old. I remember my parents always saying to me “Luisa, just relax!” But as anyone who worries knows, this is easier said than done....more

Sometimes a Rainbow Appears

It is the only story about a rainbow that I have. But it's a good one.We were swimming in a lake. It was dusk. All of the other people had left. The beach was littered with the debris of a fine day, the smell of a dozen barbecue grills floating out over the water....more

Don't borrow trouble

 I don't remember too many Bible verses from my church school days (horrible, because those days really numbered in years). But one that has always stuck with me is Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."...more
HennaByKelly Ohhhhh, I do that, too! And you're right, it's so useless. Just today I was ...more