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 […]

Father’s Day

Dads are influencers Their presence in the lives of their children, at any stage, is exponentially influential.    With Father’s Day approaching, I want to give a shout-out to all of the dads out there and let you know how much you are appreciated. My heart is full of gratitude that I have amazing memories with […]

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 […]

Making Relationships Work

In a relationship, even the best couples can get stuck in a rut. It takes two to make up a relationship.  It only takes one to make it a whole lot better. When couples become stuck in a rut it is hard to see where positive changes might be made.  It’s even harder not to […]


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 […]