The Wilderness is my Peaceful Therapy

The best part of my day is spent on the nature path, enjoying the fresh air, listening to the birds, and getting away from the stress of daily life. My inspiration begins when I sit quietly, in silence clear my thoughts and wait for my inspiration to emerge. Over the decades of my caregiving journey,…

How I Maintain Peace and Calm

Difficulties give me an opportunity to exercise focus and determination to take care of the issue(s) at hand. In so doing, I learned that a calm soul makes life conquerable in trying times.  I concentrate on maintaining a calm soul and this approach helps me to conquer the challenges that I face. I spend time nurturing…

Stillness

More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. Stillness Is the Key that offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it…

Laughter Is Good for Stress Relief

Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke When it comes to relieving stress, more giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor ordered. Here’s why.  By Mayo Clinic Staff Whether you’re guiltily guffawing at an episode of “South Park” or quietly giggling at the latest New Yorker cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter is a…

What Are Narcissists Actually Thinking and Why

Staff at the Mayo Clinic writes: “It’s not known what causes narcissistic personality disorder. As with other mental disorders, the cause is likely complex. Narcissistic personality disorder may be linked to: Mismatches in parent – child relationships with either excessive pampering or excessive criticism Genetics or psycho- biology – the connection between the brain and…

Belly Laugh Day 2017 January 24

Belly Laugh Day 2017 January 24 is a holiday observed annually. This day is dedicated to celebrating the great gift and benefits of laughter. Laughter is known to have many holistic benefits including the expanding of tissue lining of blood vessels. Through laughter you consequently increase blood flow in your blood vessels and this effortless,…

Listening vs. Active Listening

Have you ever talked with someone and after the conversation you walked away feeling that they didn’t really understand the gist of what you were saying, or that they just didn’t get it? Chances are the other person heard you speaking, but nothing more, the other person was listening – simply not actively listening. When…

Golf Equipment Gearing Up For Golf

As you prepare to learn golf you’ll need good golf equipment gearing up for golf. In golf, do you know what a handicap means? (Nov 19, 2016 – A golf “handicap” is a numerical representation of a golfer’s playing ability. The lower a golfer’s handicap, the better the golfer is). Are you interested in perfecting…

How to Pick the Best Golf Clubs for a Beginner

My passion for golf motivated me to take golf lessons so I did some research on how to pick the best golf clubs for a beginner. I learned some valuable tips and wish to share with you. When you are starting off learning how to golf, you want to have equipment that’s geared towards your…

Knee Replacement Surgery

Many caregivers undergo knee replacement surgery to relieve severe pain in their knee joint.  In executing their duties they are often times required to lift and turn patients.  Constant wear and tear on their knee joint in addition to maintaining their body weight can contribute to severe pain from joint damage. Eventually they’ll begin to…

How Chronically Unhappy People Fix Their Inner Self?

The choices we make in life are connected to our emotions.  How chronically unhappy people fix their inner self depends on their desire to change their mindset.  Happiness comes from your decision to be a happy person or an unhappy person. Happy people are simply happy living in the present.  They understand that they alone…

A Calm Soul Makes Life Conquerable In Trying Times.

Difficulties give me an opportunity to exercise focus and determination to take care of the issue(s) at hand. In so doing, I learned that a calm soul makes life conquerable in trying times.  I concentrate on maintaining a calm soul and this approach helps me to conquer the challenges that I face. I spend time nurturing…

How to Love Your Home and Create Your Own Paradise

Do you have fantasies about where you’d like to live someday? Maybe it’s a beautiful little seaside town in the south of France or a log cabin in the mountains of Denver.  Whatever your dreams you can learn how to love your home and create your own paradise right now, where you live today, without…

Practising Self-Respect: How Do You Treat Yourself?

Although you may not be aware of this in your everyday life, practising self respect how you treat yourself is critical to your quality of life. Practising self-respect is indicative of how you view yourself. And, showing self-respect keeps your positive feelings about you strong and encourages growth and development   Feeling good about you and demonstrating self-respect…

Do You Compliment Yourself?

When you look at yourself in the mirror do you compliment yourself for all the beautiful things you do?  Do you believe that you’re unique, absolutely beautiful and one of a kind?  No other person is exactly like you are.  You’ve got your own special gifts and qualities and you should be the first to…

How to Heal Yourself after Experiencing a Trauma

Healing yourself after experiencing a trauma allows you to move on with your life in a much stronger position as you would have learned from your experiences.   Although traumas might involve physical injuries and damage, they can also be emotional.  If you do not address this issue the results of these emotional experiences can…

Can’t Communicate What To Do?

The very first thing to do is to take an honest look at yourself and make sure that you are open to learning. If you find that you are angry, you are blaming, you’re defensive, stressed or closed, or that you have an agenda, you will need to calm down and shift your intent from…

How to Keep Your Spirits Up as a Caregiver

How exciting does a brisk, long walk along a nature trail sound?  It is a bright and beautiful day, temperature in the mid twenties with a lovely breeze, truly comfortable for walking.  A perfect time to drop whatever you’re doing change into some comfortable clothes and footwear and head for that nature trail. Maybe you’re…