Combating depression through a camera lens.......

For many years I have been an avid photographer. My passion for photography started many, many years ago when I was a little girl. My grandfather loved photography, and from an early age he used to visit our farm, and take me out for hours at a time teaching me photography, an appreciation between the camera and the beauty that can be captured, and made me feel like a princess posing before him....more

Best things in life are free.......

Nobody sees the hustle and bustle of a day to day life until you get away to the serenity of the bush.  Where there’s the constant sound of the river running over the rapids, the quiet twitter of the birds, and the wonders of nature embed relaxation into your core....more

Should I Stay in My PJs All Day?

So the cold weather is coming and I like nothing more then wearing comfy clothes and snuggling on the couch. Are you someone that could wear your P.J’s all day and not feel guilty? Is this something that everyone should do once in a while or is it just a waste of a day?...more

Do You Compromise Your Health?

Compromises have no place in our lives when it comes to our health and well-being.  There is only one person who benefits from the gambles and terribly bad choices we make when it comes to what we eat and how we live our lives.  Yep, and we're talking about that really scary dude, the Grim Reaper!  Compromising your health is a risk you can't afford to take....more

Taking a Spin at Cre8fit: RealRyder Cycling

Handlebars that move. Who knew that something so simple could rock my spin class world so much?...more

Gratitude Project 2013 - Day 5 - Be Grateful for Vulnerability

Before we get started with today's post, I'd like to take a minute to say Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter, Alison, who turns 21 today. I love you, baby girl!Gratitude Project 2013 - Day 5 of 30...more

The Happiness Project: 5 Ways to Feel Joy Now

Sometimes I think we sabotage our own happiness. Maybe we sabotage in bits and pieces every day. We know better, right? Maybe we don’t.Maybe we call our personal sabotage by different names. Maybe we consider it the ‘right thing to do’ because we think that if we do feel joy, we might be SELFISH … or we are just SO USED TO doing things a certain way that we are too afraid of the alternative, or, most likely … we think we don’t DESERVE the happiness that is waiting for us....more

The first time the ‘D’ word was mentioned......

Where do you start a blog when it feels like you have a life time of experiences to tell?  When it seems like forever when you can recall a happy event not shrouded in negativity, abuse, sadness and sheer depression.  When for so long it has been impossible to really smile and to really laugh like you mean it, with true happiness behind it.  When your childhood at the time seemed like any other childhood and teenage years, but once looked upon and reflected upon, you now see where the cracks were, you see how you turned into the person you are today. ...more
I do understand about that Black Dog, and it is such a pest.  Keep writing, it is good therapy.more