Mastering the Transition: Embracing Your Life After the Kids Are Gone

Transition: The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to anotherIt’s been about a month now since you settled your son or daughter into their 12 x 10 dorm space with a new, complete stranger, and drove away thinking your heart might never feel the same.Thirty or so days for your child to adjust to their new world. How are they doing? ...more

Enjoy Beer in the Shower with Beer Soap

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Device Used In Hysterectomies Might Have Caused Cancer

Device Used In Hysterectomies Might Have Caused CancerAll women need to read this! Even if you aren’t going to have a hysterectomy, you’ll probably know someone who is, sooner or later.There’s been some lawsuits filed for this problem. The American Recall Center has all the information. ...more

I'm Headed to Kathmandu

To say that I had landed myself smack dab in the middle of the very essence of poverty would be the closest that I could come to describing my current surroundings. The road – or what I must call a road, despite the lack of asphalt, lanes, or traffic signals – was a deeply rutted stretch of muddy bog water; this littered with a complete assortment of plastic bags, rotting vegetables, paper flyers, and dog turds....more

More Wellness in My Life #19

This week has been a good week for me. It's been relaxing and calm. I"ve been filled with quiet and overall peace. I meant to get some reading done this week, but I haven't yet gotten to that. I have spent a good bit of time crocheting, which I'm both happy and proud of. I hadn't previously done much of any crocheting in almost 2 years. I started to teach myself, with the use of some helpful websites and Youtube before we were pregnant with Baby Boy, but during pregnancy I developed carpal tunnel and it was too painful to crochet....more

Best Birthday Thank-You Ever

I’m just writing you this note to tell you that I’m leaving.I won’t be back because you’ve tried too many times to break my soul. I don’t suppose you’ll understand what this means. But while I still have a chance to put all the bits of me back together, I am going to escape.Just so you know, I’m not slinking out the back exit ...more

Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Beat Bloat, Boost Weight Loss

If you're trying to beat bloat and win at weight loss, Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends the Swift diet, which he featured on his show. The plan is detailed in a new book: "The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat" (click for details)....more

Retreating into Silence

Tomorrow I'm going to an overnight silent retreat with my church. I did the church retreat a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it....more

How to Reduce Stress and Create Success through Micro-Action

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler, Futurist ...more

What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self: Tips for Happiness, Overcoming Anxiety, and Tackling Life Head-On

Life goes by in an instant. One day, you're 18 and off to your freshman year of college, and the next you're nearing 30.Recently, I've found myself looking back at my life so far. Nostalgic? Perhaps. But I've been thinking more about what I've learned so far in my short life, more than I have been reminiscing....more