1. Don’t Just Do Something, Sit there!

    I used to imagine meditation as a bearded old man in a flowing white robe, sitting cross-legged atop a mountain and chanting, “Oooohhhmmmm.” Luckily, I learned that meditation can be for everybody, regardless of age or attire. It is a powerful tool for your mind, body and spirit. Measurable biol…Read More

  2. Happily, Ever Laughter!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvA4BwaQaco Happily, Ever Laughter! The Emergency Room supervisor rushes to the Emergency Room driveway just as the frantic dad drives up and jumps out screaming, “The baby is coming!” The competent nurse opens the passenger door to see the mom leaning back in the…Read More

  3. If You are What You Eat, Then I’m Corny

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr1hpAHJSok If You are What You Eat, Then I’m Corny If you are what you eat, then I’m corny…hot buttered pop corny that is, with lots of real butter and extra salt. When we were poor, young, married students, my hubby and I gobbled my homemade hot buttered popco…Read More

  4. Take a Walk. No, Really, Take a Walk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af7FQ1mYxdQ Take a Walk. No, Really, Take a Walk I’m great at making up excuses not to exercise. But it’s hard to make excuses for not walking. It’s free. You can do it anywhere! It’s a great time to share time with your friends and family. (And a great way to…Read More

  5. Are We Really Making a Difference?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4DnJhGthq4 Are We Really Making a Difference? With all the poverty and suffering all over the world, it’s easy to wonder sometimes whether our donations are really making a difference. These statistics show that indeed they are! The quality of life, even in the wor…Read More

  6. Time for Mental Floss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3fvdxP1syA Time for Mental Floss Reality TV shows and professional organizers attest to the amount of clutter we cram into our lives. My basement is living proof that we are accumulators.  Just like my basement, our minds can become cluttered too. Mind debris gets i…Read More

  7. How Stress Affects Your Decision Making

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qK5KSD9dcI How Stress Affects Your Decision Making I’ve often said, because I believe it whole-heartedly, that we can’t make good decisions when we’re under a lot of stress. And wouldn’t you know, science has proven exactly that! Remember that stress hormone …Read More

  8. How Much is Enough for “The Good Life?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_BCJxgZXz8   What is “the good life?” It’s the name of a rock band, an old movie, a Tony Bennett song, and numerous novels. But what is the good life for you? Is it determined by you, or someone else? Most people agree with the definition of “the good li…Read More

  9. Does Money Make You Happy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FS4BpVGgw0   “We have a lot less money, but we’re a lot happier these days,” a woman told me at a recent event. “Instead of going out, we fix meals together, play board games and watch movies at home,” she beamed. That same week I read yet another stud…Read More

  10. Caring for You, Too

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgCpWwpm_cw   By now you may be tired of hearing me say that we care givers are often so busy taking care of others that we neglect to care for ourselves. As I remind you that caring for yourself should be one of your top priorities, I must ask: When was your las…Read More