The KonMari method inspires me but it is not my rule book Since reading Marie Kondo’s best selling book, the life-changing magic of tidying up, I have embarked on many decluttering and organizing projects. The book has inspired me to get things tidied up and keep them that way. It has also changed my perspective on […]
These are my life musings about dealing with emotions, having healthy emotions, learning to live with health challenges, saving my marriage, raising my kids and so much more. Having a healthy lifestyle means that we take care of ourselves and learn to see the humor in life!
After forty-something years of life, there are many things I think upon! Staying up-to-date on topics like social media, trends with kids, goals, resolutions, and how we travel through life. These posts are a little more personal, a little bit more in depth.
Guest posts from people who volunteer to help the hurting are also found here. Some posts will allow us to take a moment to contemplate the injustices that happen on a global scale on a daily basis; child labor, sex trafficking, poverty, starvation, racism, abuse, wars and more.
Sometimes it's more light-hearted, like Christmas ideas, gift ideas, how we celebrate Veteran's Day are all included here. Family meal table ideas and how to deal with our heart issues are often discussed in life musings!
Our kids need a food revolution You know what I love about a kitchen? I adore the fact that it is a place where I can strengthen my bond with my children while teaching them life skills. It’s a place where I can nourish their bodies while I am discovering what they love in life. […]
What happens inside your body when you are stressed? It’s more than you think. Stress, real or perceived, has a devastating impact on the human body. Stress can affect your cardiovascular system, making your heart pump faster, your blood vessels to constrict, and your blood pressure to rise making your heart work too hard for […]
Is it normal to have regrets when you’re a stay at home mom? When traveling, we like to listen to audiobooks. It’s been a habit of ours for so many years! At first, it was books-on-tape, then CD, now it’s digital. I mostly use audible.com and I have an impressive library! During one road trip the […]
What is a healthy body image, who has one and is anyone satisfied? “Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have…undressed in front of a gentleman has he ever asked you to leave? Has he ever walked out and left? No? It’s because he doesn’t care! He’s in a room with […]
It’s 39 days until Mother’s Day 2017. I know because I am counting down the days! Not because I am excited about celebrating myself. BUT…Something interesting is going to happen this year on Mother’s Day. My daughter’s school has scheduled Graduation ON Mother’s Day. I personally thought to myself, “that is a bad idea” but […]
When I first started incorporating healthy lifestyle habits like exercise, the goal wasn’t to look better, it was to live longer, happier, healthier and keep my body performing so I could keep up with my kids and in the future my grandkids… it was easy when my motivation was something that I would gain in […]
Emotions can negatively affect your health Trust me, I’ve been there. Anger and bitterness are emotions that can knock you off your feet and put you in bed with a chronic illness. Loneliness can increase cortisol levels (the stress hormone), affect sleep quality, and increases blood pressure. Isolation and solitude can likewise weaken your immune system. […]