Happy Stressless Anniversary

“It’s so dark in here. So quiet!” This was music to our ears because it was what we treasured most about our first home in the country. Silent. Dark. Peaceful. We smiled at the “compliment” from our overnight quests, but hold on. Turns out they were complaining....

A Handy Way to De-Stress

When I wrote my first book 10 years ago, I didn’t dream it was the beginning of my own stress free-er path. I did it to help those other people, don’t ya know. wink wink. The response when it came out confirmed my observation that we’re all a little too uptight for...

Reducing Holiday Stress

I was forced several years ago to give myself a severe attitude adjustment… and it worked splendidly. The holiday pressure I felt this time of year, to buy buy buy, bake bake bake, was making me quite humbuggy. The stress I was making for myself disappeared when...

Coping with Stress Just an eBook Away

Good news for those who like reading their books on electronic devices. My first book, A Patchwork of Comforts, is now out in eBook format. Personally, I’m still stuck on holding that collection of pages in my lap. There’s just something about the feel of a book and...

Get Brilliant! Doing nothing gets your brain ready.

I am sooooooooooooo tired of rushing around. Of going from one activity to the next as if I’m being graded for the number of things I accomplish in a day. The constant motion doesn’t leave time to even think. I often feel overwhelmed but better after my senses get a...

Books Simplify Gift Giving

     Giving a soft pair of pajamas is the ultimate gift in my mind, but I’m partial. I want everyone to feel as comfy cozy as me when they’re just hanging around the house. Think about it, though. A book doesn’t get threadbare or pilly in the dryer, you...

My Little Book is a Great Gift – 10/10

I know it’s only Oct., but Dec. seems to come, in my own mind, about two weeks after school starts in Sept. I can’t explain why this time of year whizzes by so fast. With this in mind — at least in my own — I wanted to add some comfort to your life by...

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – 4/10

Today was “another” wake up call. I was reminded of how important it is to take the time to revel in my fortunes more often. Sadly, I’ve frequently let accumulating activities and obligations overshadow the value of the friendships in my life. More fallout of a...

Mother’s Day a Good Beginning – 4/08

We’re moving soon, and the  endless list of tasks I need to accomplish has me re-evaluating the general busyness that’s defined my life for so many years. Next month’s celebration in the U.S. of Motherhood is an ideal time to start on a new path that allows more...

Celebrate Motherhood – 4/07

I’ve been reevaluating the busyness that fills my days lately and realize that my priorities have somehow rearranged themselves. Next month’s celebration of Motherhood is just the event to set me straight again, to cut and paste “family” back at the top of my page so...