Mother Love Like many mothers, I have had breakfast served in bed by broad smiling children. Yes, on Mothers Day. Some years, I probably did not deserve the honor! Curious? Read on! The Beginning of Mother’s Day Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about the official observance of Mother’s Day. Her mother […]
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Let’s start the New Year thoughtfully before jumping into the goal achieving mill.
Celebrate the Holidays! Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! Let’s celebrate the holidays! As The Holidays approached, my hubby said, “I want our cards to read Merry Christmas, not Seasons Greetings. I want to celebrate Christmas.” Hmm, but what meaning does he attribute to the word and celebration we call Christmas? What is his TRUE meaning of […]
Take time from the bustle of the holidays to gather with family or friends to share some classic Christmas movies. Savor your favorites.
How about downsizing this Christmas? For some people, this upcoming season is filled with oughts, shoulds, musts, and have to’s. After gift shopping, wrapping, card writing, holiday baking, home decorating – inside and outside, bringing home the tree, party hosting and preparation of the turkey feast, many folks are financially, physically and mentally depleted. Indeed, […]
Take the cookie roll out of the fridge and cut into slices. Is that stress relieving or what?
A few years ago, I organized a national Canadian Mother’s Day writing contest called WOW MOM: Honoring Resilient Mothers. Contestants wrote a tribute to a mom. Five objective readers decided the top winners who were given prizes worth over one thousand dollars. The top eight entries are below. I hope these tributes inspire you to […]
More than any other time of year we add to our To Do lists. It has been said that on average women add an extra 60 activities to their lists. Many of those items are I should do’s–a sure way to add distress to body, mind and soul.
Years ago, when Les and I were raising our young children, I noticed they became distressed in December. Television commercials made the toys look exciting and larger. While sitting on Santa’s lap they were asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” They wrote letters to the jolly old man and crossed their fingers. Christmas hype […]
Both having fun and increasing your support are resiliency strengthening strategies.