Halloween: Grab Fun When You Can!

October’s Moment is here, Halloween. Even though it’s early, here’s a little something I found to entertain the neighbors throughout the month. I’m remembering past celebrations and all the ghoulish high jinx we sprang on the neighbors. A giant stuffed spider rigged...

Humor: #1 Stress Management Tool

A neighbor asked me this morning if this was my old Uncle Earl? Thank you, Joe, for starting my day off with laugh.  I’m very lucky to married to a guy who laughs a lot. Bill still likes to celebrate Halloween with weirdness, and this little gem was perfect for...

Halloween: Break Out Your Playful Side

Halloween is a golden opportunity. Both laughing and keeping your playful side alive work wonders in neutralizing stress. And who doesn’t need that? When you think about it, laughter and creativity are the total opposite of all those things that contribute to life’s...

Halloween: A Chance to Relieve Yourself. Ha.

I’m sad that I don’t get invited to Halloween parties anymore, but I’m lucky to have a daughter that helps keep the fun side of me alive. She most recently insisted on painting my toenails to coordinate with hers, only mine look like little ladybugs. YES!  I’m...

Halloween: Nurturing your playful side

When did the fun stop? The apparent nature of adulthood gets me down sometimes. I’m always surprised at the number of scrinched up noses when the word “costume” is even hinted at. Is it because people are afraid they’ll look silly? But isn’t that the point? I’ve often...

Combat Stress with Pajamas

My husband and daughter having coffee together Halloween is a perfect time to exploit your not-so-serious-side. When I look back at my life, lots of stress would have been avoided if I hadn’t taken myself so seriously. Lightening up is difficult when there are so many...

Retrieve Your Child – 9/09

In helping to plan a Halloween dance this year, it became apparent to me how much our fun sides decline as we get older. I’m surprised by the number of people who have refused to come because they have to wear a costume. Isn’t that the funnest part? When did they...