Shine through the Tragedy

Yesterday, March 3, 2020, tragedy happened in Middle Tennessee again. Several tornadoes touched down in several counties surrounding my home. Luckily this time Murfreesboro was spared, not so, over a year ago. On that fateful night, not more than a quarter mile from...

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Seasons

Have you ever wondered why at the season changes we undergo certain emotions? My good friend and I were talking about this yesterday. And I began to think about why. Winter is the time for us to go inwards and to contemplate what the prior seasons have given us. Ever...

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Essential Oils aren’t Quack Medicine

It’s odd but the old saying that every part of the country is different is very true. I have friends that live in all areas of the United States and even across the world. In areas such as the Orient and our African neighbors using natural remedies is commonplace....

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What’s one of your triggers? Traffic is mine.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what stresses me out. Yes, I know, me the “stress coach” and “stress”. Shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong! Just because I know ways to help me de-stress doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed. I have a dear friend that always tells...

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Recharging a Weary Soul

I have been weary in my soul lately. Too much going on, not enough me time, not sure which direction I am going. My relaxation time this past weekend was to visit a dear friend in Wisconsin. It happened to be July 4th weekend and what better time to get out of town....

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Cartoons and Stress: What do they have in common?

As I sit on my front porch on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon, I began thinking about how to talk about stress and why we need to understand stress. When I begin an overview of stress, I like for the person to have an understanding of what stress can look like to them....

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Self Care isn’t Selfish

Self-care…do these two words make you anxious, confused, or just like “what is that”? Or, are you one that thinks self-care is something that only others do? Perhaps you are one of those people that thinks when they hear self-care that they are being selfish? Whatever...

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Beauty in Nature

I just got back from a few days in the Phoenix area. I must say the desert can be beautiful.  Upon arriving in Phoenix all I could see was BROWN.  Living in Tennessee it was definitely a change from our lush green at this time of the year.  And as I write this post...

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Meditation, Cooking, Coloring – All Ways to Help with Stress

Stress? Is this a bad word or good word in your vocabulary? Did you know that stress can be both? Let's look at stress for a moment. Stress is the body's response to something that overwhelms it. This can be physical or mental. As my mother used to say, "stress can do...

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Soul Sing!

Has anyone ever asked you what you wanted? I mean really asked. If they have did you answer them then or wait. Or have you ever answered them? This is a dilemma we all have. What is it we want? Is it being healthy? A good job? Someone to share our life with. How would...

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Strokes and What are They

I want to touch a moment on Stroke. I recently had a friend who had Parkinson's Disease and had a Stroke on top of this disease. He subsequently passed away after a few days. Now you're wondering why I want to discuss this disease and what does it have to do with...

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