A change of pace and place can energize our soul. Many of us love to take vacations, especially during summer months. We plan trips that will take us somewhere other than our home and office.  But many times, the chances we get to take a vacation seem to be few and far between.  More often […]

Stop Avoiding

When we avoid situations, we continue a pattern of self-doubt and worry.   Certain situations can be associated with an overwhelming feeling of anxiety.  Such as needing to confront a situation, talk with your spouse about responsibilities or concerns, give a public speech, or doing math problems.  If your tendency is to be worried and […]


Breathing affects your physical, emotional, and mental health! The average adult takes 12-20 breaths per minutes and hardly ever thinks about.  When you’re excited or anxious, the rate increases.  When you are relaxed or sleeping, the rate decreases.  It’s an automatic and simple process, but the value of it is often ignored.  Since breathing is […]


We’ve been on a nature pursuit at my house, exploring all things scientific.  Our most recent discovery involved an investigation into how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.  Sure, the chrysalis forms and hangs upside down for a while, but what is really going on inside?  A few books from the library and some National Geographic […]

Glorification of Busy

Our culture glorifies those who keep themselves constantly busy. Applauding those who are constantly doing and multitasking.  However, if you are always in pursuit of ‘something’ you may forget what your purpose is.  It’s easy to lose ourselves when we are constantly distracted by other things. To keep yourself from forgetting who you are, it […]

Is Negativity Affecting Your Life? It’s easy to identify other people who are negative and point out what makes them negative. It’s easy to point out how their negative outlook is limiting their life and relationships.  It seems much harder to take a realistic look at ourselves.  Being a negative person can be so deep-rooted […]