Complaining Be Gone

Grateful hardly describes how I feel about my life. All it takes is a shot of reality from the news every morning, where one horrific event after the other plays out for days of probing drama by Hollywooded journalists.  I was horrified to the core…...

Suspender Bouquet: Nipping stress in the you-know-what.

Yes, that’s a suspender hanging on my bathroom wall. I had a brainstorm several years ago when my husband threw out a pair of novelty suspenders he had acquired. I rescued them from the trash thinking they must be good for something. After all, they WERE...

Remember Flowers in Your Home – 8/11

I measured the mammoth force of nature growing in my yard this morning; an incredible 10’ tall!!! The sunflower that’s forming on the top will probably be bigger than my head soon. I’m struck by how a simple flower can be such a mood-maker and offer this small goal to...

Take a Brain Break With Nature – 5/10

Blame it on the weather or…. just another version of “the dog ate my homework.” This Clue is late because I’ve been digging weeds and can’t pull my eyes away from watching my yard bloom. Here in the Pacific Northwest, where the weather changes every 15 minutes,...

Change Lifts Your Mood – Sept ’06

Setting different moods in your home may surprise you. I know it’s hard to think this is important if you’re rushed or sad or don’t want to bother — buying flowers seems impossible unless you’re in a good mood to begin with — but It just may change the way you see the...

Give Yourself Flowers – June ’05

Most grocery stores sell ready-made bouquets somewhere by the entrance. Adding flowers to your shopping list of necessities will break routine, and instantly change the atmosphere in your home. Coming into the kitchen first thing in the morning and seeing a bit of...

Daffodils Shift Moods

Although they’ve been up for a while now, don’t forget to pause and appreciate all those smiling faces called Daffodils. I’m constantly amazed at how I can still be conned into smiling back after all the Springs I’ve seen. Their bright yellow faces not only trumpet a...