Smiles Matter and Won’t Cost You a Dime!

To be avoided if possible: perfect gifts, kitchen slavery, mandatory cheerfulness. “Friends and family” is a familiar phrase this time of year, but not everyone has family or friends that can or even want to spend time together. Advertising and social media makes it...

View “Free Time” as Productive

Tom Trimbath and I rockin’ One of my readers gave me this tip, which I didn’t think I needed. But I do. I’m realizing more and more that I start each day with this question in my head “What do I have to do today?” This perspective automatically pushes anything...

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...

Paint a Wall – 3/11

Paint, ahh, paint. Could there be a better way to transform a space? I’d forgotten what a mood alter-er color was until I painted over the dark paneling in my kitchen. The transformation is a miracle. My tiny kitchen not only looks 100% better, the space feels larger...

“Free Time” is Productive – 9/11

Tom Trimbath and I rockin’ One of my readers gave me this tip, which I didn’t think I needed. But I do. I’m realizing more and more that I start each day with this question in my head “What do I have to do today?” This perspective automatically pushes anything...

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...