It Only Takes a Small Moment in Time

May 5, 2015blessings, happiness

It only takes a small moment in time to leave a beautiful memory behind!  Last week, I was sitting and talking with a friend, on a bench in downtown Santa Barbara, right in front of Tienda Ho.  It’s a unique store, with exotically beautiful, soft, flowing clothing and accessories. As we were sitting there, my … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving to You!

November 24, 2014anxiety, blessings, depression, focus, holidays

I want to wish you a happy holiday!  It’s wonderful to have a day set aside to focus on being grateful for the blessings we’ve all been given.  Being grateful is easiest if our lives are full of happiness, though. What if instead, we’re struggling and unhappy, depressed and anxious?  At those time, it can … Read More

My Walk Down Memory Lane

August 28, 2014blessings, connections, empowerment, happiness

I’m away on my sentimental journey this week and next.  Today, I spent several hours in the little town of Knoxville, Illinois.  My grandmother spent her whole life here, and I spent quite a bit of my childhood visiting her. It was a magical place to me as a child!  There was a wonderful lake … Read More

Quote of the Week

March 29, 2014blessings, choices, empowerment, focus, happiness, quote of the week

“Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four hours to live.  What a precious gift!  We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh * Use this day wisely, and be grateful for the gift!  ~  … Read More