Emotions, Faith

Art for the Soul

  There are times in life when your soul is craving peace and validation.   These last few months I have struggled with my path and purpose.  I,in essence,put everything on hold except getting through the day to day because the thought of exploring more was paralyzing. I know in my soul I am a… Read More Art for the Soul

Emotions

Month of Positivity

I don’t know about you but February may just be my least favorite month.   Sure Valentine’s Day is thrown in there but really, shouldn’t you be showing how much you love your significant other every day not just on one day.    Plus, it’s stressful finding the perfect gift and card that’s sentimental but… Read More Month of Positivity

Emotions, Health

Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

We have an entire new year to accomplish all our goals and dreams. Even though I am not necessarily an advocate of “New Years” resolutions per se, I do think we can take advantage of all the positivity around us to discover the mind set that will carry us through the cold months until spring!… Read More Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

Emotions

7 Secrets to a Stress-Free Holiday

As we enter the season of  corporate parties and social events, many find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. Add to this the other major holiday stressor – family – and self-care becomes a necessity that is usually left out of the already packed schedules.  Here are 7 ways to prepare for the holiday season and head… Read More 7 Secrets to a Stress-Free Holiday

Emotions, essential oils, Health

5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Going through a stressful situation will often leave you exhausted and and even physically sick.  One reason is because your “flight or fight” mechanism is triggered.  This cascade of hormones including epinephrine and norepinephrine and will increase blood pressure, increased blood sugar, and a suppressed immune system.  Stay in this state for an extended period… Read More 5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Emotions, essential oils

Emotional Application of Essential Oils

This July,  I had the opportunity to listen to D. Gary Young speak at the Young Living Convention. He spoke about using the oils for emotional support. As I am on my journey of personal development, I have found myself going back to my notes again and again.  I thought I would share some of… Read More Emotional Application of Essential Oils

Emotions, Health

Learning to Live

Friends, First, I apologize for being absent this last 6 weeks.  I will be honest and say I just didn’t feel like blogging.  I won’t however apologize for the raw nature of what I am writing today.  This is not an excuse but rather my attempt to rationalize my summer to date in my own… Read More Learning to Live

Children, Emotions

Lessons Learned from Volunteering this Weekend

This weekend I had the pleasure of volunteering at King Lincoln Park Day in Newport News, VA. It was a great day for a festival and being on the water we had relief from the heat due to a steady sea breeze.  We brought my three year old along as well hoping he would start… Read More Lessons Learned from Volunteering this Weekend

Emotions, Health

Sleep Habits

I have horrible sleep habits. I know this because it’s 11:45pm and I am researching cures for insomnia and better sleep habits.  I have tried many techniques, mediation before bed, TV on and TV off, wedge pillows, sleeping in all kinds of positions, the list goes on and on.  I can’t blame just one thing… Read More Sleep Habits

Children, Emotions

Lessons from a three year old

My son turned three this week.  Everyone says time goes so fast with a little one and before you know it they are grown.  I’m not sure I agree totally.   There are days and weeks that went by so slowly while he struggled as an infant with lactose and soy inteloerance, his second year… Read More Lessons from a three year old