Body Shaming Hurts – No Matter What Size

Body shaming is a real thing, and it hurts. Although fat shaming has received a great amount of media attention, skinny shaming is also an issue. So, what is body shaming? If you’re not familiar with the term, body shaming is about making inappropriate and negative comments about another person’s weight or size. Frequently, this … Read more

Outdoor Serenities for a Peaceful Life

Meditation in the Great Outdoors can be an amazing experience. It’s especially enjoyable in the summer when the weather is warm, the plants and trees are green, and the wildlife is plentiful. Most people think of meditation as something you do seated, on a pillow, with your legs crossed like a pretzel. That is one … Read more

You Can Enjoy those Household Chores!

True confessions here – some chores around the house are boring no matter how I look at them. People (who will not be named here) tell me, however, that doing work around the house can actually be fun. Think Mary Poppins and her “spoon full of sugar.” If you’re open to try the some creative … Read more

Experience the Joy of Peaceful Living with a Mission Statement

Do you have a mission statement? You may be asking “what’s a mission statement?” According to, a “personal mission statement or personal philosophy is what you feel you would like to become in your life. It is an internal process and needs to come from the core of who you are. There are no … Read more

Gratitude: Take Time to Reflect

Sometimes people get so caught up in the busyness of their lives that they get a type of tunnel vision.  This tunnel vision limits their ability to see what is going on outside their own little world, and they often miss out on the activity that is happening around them.   You’re so busy going … Read more

Ways to Make Your Life More Exciting

Wouldn’t it be great if your life was an exciting cornucopia of new adventures? Just imagine! No more days where you wonder if there’s something better. No more hearing yourself complain about being bored. Life is full of chores and routines, and sometimes you might find yourself just going through the motions without even realizing … Read more

Sunday Serenities – A New Affirmation to Start Your Week

Sunday Serenities – A New Affirmation to Start Your Week 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

Superfoods for a Better You

What is a superfood, you ask? According to, “Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than … Read more

Meditation: A Daily Habit for a More Peaceful Life

If you are looking to add another tool in your toolbox for a more peaceful life, one of the best tools available is meditation. defines meditation this way: “Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is … Read more

You Don’t Need a Lot of Money for Quality Life

What does it mean to have a positive quality of life? If you feel contentment and personal satisfaction with the way you spend your time, your career, and those you have in your life, you’re likely living a quality life. But if you feel kind of ho-hum about your daily existence, you can choose to … Read more