A Fable – The Security Blanket

A Fable – The Security Blanket Billy was proud to be a security blanket. Up until now, Ethan brought Billy along everywhere he went. But most importantly, Ethan snuggled with Billy at bedtime every night. But one day, Billy overheard Ethan say, “Mom, now that I’m going to preschool, I don’t want the other kids to laugh … Read more

Stress and the Importance of Sleep – Part 3 of 3

Bedtime Routines that Combat Stress One of the biggest reasons people experience stress at bedtime is failure to plan for a restful night’s sleep. Like most things, failure to plan is a plan to fail. It seems simple enough, get in bed, turn off the lights, close our eyes, and fall asleep. If only it were … Read more

Natural Ways to Stay Energized During the Holidays

The holidays are a fun and busy season full of extra errands, travel and entertaining. They can also zap your energy unless you are careful. If you and your family want to make the most of these special times together, there are plenty of natural and effective ways to keep your energy levels up where … Read more

Meditative Living

You’ve most likely heard of meditation by now. You probably have an idea of what it’s like – sitting quietly for long periods of time, chanting, with incense and special music in the background. Maybe your idea is something totally different, but I’m guessing it involves a significant amount of time, and who has that … Read more

Don’t be afraid to set goals

Goal setting – we often hear how important it is to set goals for ourselves. What do we want to do with our life? How will we plan for it? How will we finance our next vacation? These are all good questions that can only be effectively answered by setting a goal. To many people, … Read more

Sunday Serenities – A New Affirmation to Start Your Week

This week’s affirmation:  Appreciating the beauty of nature sustains me Each week we will be sharing a new affirmation.  The introductory information will remain the same, but if you are new to affirmations, please check out the first two sections on “What is an Affirmation?” and  “How to Practice Your Affirmation.” If you regularly read … Read more

Food Choices for a Peaceful Life

Having a more peaceful life means you are able to handle the stressors we dealt with every day. It’s a lot easier said than done, though.  Being able to stay calm and make healthier choices are super important but can be very challenging in stressful times. By practicing healthier choices today, you will be ready … Read more

Coping Methods for a Peaceful Life

Nearly seventy percent of Americans experience physical and mental symptoms of stress, but only thirty seven percent think they are doing very well at managing it, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association.  Coping styles are the ways we deal with stress. Most of us have a variety of methods that we … Read more

Live a Peaceful Life while Everyone Else is Losing Their Mind

Have you ever noticed that some people stay calm under pressure much better than others? No matter what seems to be happening, they are always in a state of peace. Nothing really ruffles their feathers. Does that describe you? If not, no worries. Read on for some techniques to help you get there. Everyone has … Read more

Real Health for a Peaceful Life

What does it mean to you to be healthy? For most people it just means not being sick or having any chronic conditions that can’t be controlled with maintenance medications. Some people just consider good health to be the opposite of poor health – the absence of sickness. Take a moment though to consider another … Read more