After a few weeks of bad habits and no exercise I definitely feel more stressed. In the beginning, I just tell myself that I'm tired and I need a little break from my routine. Well,that little break usually turns into about a month, in which time my overall activity level drops, I lack motivation to … Continue reading Mental Strength = Physical Strength
The anniversary of Jesus Christ sacrifice is more sobering every year as a deeper realization sets into my mind. What would my future be if Jesus did not make this ultimate sacrifice? How can I show that I appreciate what he did for me? Will I make decisions everyday that prove that I am grateful? … Continue reading How can I be grateful if I don’t grow?
I was filled with a calm joy as I saw these beautiful images in the sky. I was reminded that If we are grateful, our hearts are open to acknowledge the beauty this is right before us. *Any ads on this page are randomly placed here by the blog provider & do not necessarily reflect … Continue reading A rainbow, clouds & a beautiful sunset
The night sky was undeniably brilliant!
This week's fall challenge wasn't quite so powerful & I wasn't as excited about it. In part, that's because I was rather sickly most of the week. I did mange to work out but I only squeaked it in during the latter part of the day. I didn't benefit from working out first thing in … Continue reading Stick to what works
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The first week of the fall challenge is going great! Well at least the fitness side. We did have some unexpected circumstances come up this week & it threw me off my game a little, so I didn't accomplish the mental aspects of the challenge. I did do the meal planning & I can see … Continue reading I’m just getting started!
Summer gradually faded into fall. Now my thoughts have filled with all the things I want to do this fall -winter season. With the sun & warmth quickly slipping away, we are switching our focus to indoor projects & hobbies that we haven't taken up in a while. We are within the first week of … Continue reading Summer faded into fall
Make it special! Research, plan, make it happen! Build memories that propel you forward & leave joy in your heart. Here are some unique ideas for future entertaining that I definitely want to try. Click on the links below to see pictures of these unique ideas. Movie night idea Pizza Bar Taco Bar Ice cream party Vintage … Continue reading Fun food for theme parties
Today's Top 5 in 5 A simple workout designed to quickly start the day off right & to warm up the body & make it ready for deep breathing & stretching exercises. Each excerise is done for 1 minute with no break in between each excerise. *Jogging in place, Lunges, Butterfly Extensions, Jogging in place, Crunches* Wow … Continue reading In Focus: August 12th 2015
“There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving” – Acts 20:35 When we do something special for others, especially loved ones, it feels terrific! I don’t know about you, but I really like to put my own spin on gifts. It’s exciting to see the reaction of our friends or family when … Continue reading Gift Ideas
I relish the thought of getting together with my best friends & laughing, telling stories, staying up late and acting like young girls who have not come to understand the stresses of life. This time does not come around often, maybe once or twice a year, but, when it does it breathes life back into my existence. Themed parties & outings Art Studio … Continue reading Girls Only: Ideas For Memorable Parties, Trips & Outings
I really fell off track during the month of April and part of May.There is no need to beat myself up. That will only hold me back. Today is a new day and I don't have to let the past weeks dictate what my future will be. For me, that means, I need to be … Continue reading Getting back to basics
It's difficult to imagine that our once strong, vibrant parents may at some point need hands on care. For us, these two articles came right on time to help us foresee what we should consider, discuss & start to plan for...... Honor The Aged Among You Providing Care For The Elderly
Oxytocin is made in the brain & released into the blood stream. It's widely called the love hormone because it promotes the feelings of trust, relaxation & intimacy. Here are some interesting articles that explore this amazing hormone. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/be-mine-forever-oxytocin/ http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275795.php
The cold came in by a system dubbed the Siberian Express. It is widespread & has affected large parts of the country. This morning, In New York City it was -11 degrees & even in the state of Kentucky it was about the same. Interestingly, even in southern states you can see fountains of water … Continue reading The Siberian Express Blows In & Our Plumbing Woes Continue
Meeting The Unique Needs Of Your Spouse Just as a baby gets cranky when it's passed time to eat or sleep, we get cranky when our needs aren't met. After several years of marriage I can tell you a funny story or two about unmet needs! It's funny how a petty squabble usually stems from something … Continue reading Making your marriage stronger
Is contentment attainable? Sometimes it can be a challenge to be content especially when we hit a difficult patch with our health, family, friends or finances. By being grateful all the time - even for the little things, especially the little things, we can conquer the woes of discontent when hard times hit. Having a broad view of life … Continue reading Personal Contentment
I think I'm starting to feel the winter time blues. I realized I had not done my workout for today. I put the music on blast & went for it. Ironically, a song called "Summertime" came on. I started to smile as I thought of the suns rays & how my workout would have me … Continue reading a note to self – did you workout today?