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...

Laughter: Developing a Positive Attitude Takes Time

  I don’t regret it! I have no regrets about making people think about the important stuff. A new book is percolating inside my head, and in an effort to do some research, I asked folks to think about things they don’t usually take the time to do. Some seemed...

Mental Survival: Silliness Saves My Sanity

I caught myself recently being drawn to the epitome of trivia — toothpaste. I looked at that tube night after night and felt a growing challenge to get one more squeeze out if it. Could I do it one.. more.. time? This private competition with myself lasted a...

Memorial Day: More Than Just Time Off

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer for a lot of people, and they’re excited to get a 3-day weekend to celebrate. That’s fun, and I used to have a boat so I know. But today means more to the millions who want to honor, not only soldiers lost, but someone dear...

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...

Silly Cancels Out Stress

Last weekend I saw lots of rainbows. My daughter’s passion is photography so every year on her birthday she picks a theme and goes whole hog. Sunday was our annual photo shoot to celebrate the day she was born, because, after all, it was an auspicious occasion!...

Humor Lightens the Load

“Look me up in the Yellow Pages… under Fool” is what we say around here  to admit our mistakes. The first time my husband said this, we laughed our silly heads off. And over the umpteen years of marriage, this simple phrase has nipped many a conflict in the...

Ideas to Help You Through Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer for a lot of people, and they’re excited if they get a 3-day weekend to celebrate. That’s fun, and I used to have a boat so I know. But the day means more to the millions who want to honor, not only the soldiers we’ve lost,...

Laughter Nips Conflict in the Bud

We started a saying around our house many years ago, “Look me up in the Yellow Pages… under Fool.” The first time my husband said this, we laughed our silly heads off. And over our many years of marriage, we discovered that this simple phrase was a great...