Tears On My Pillow

March 13.  5 years ago it was a Friday 13th.  I was just days away from facilitating a community Health and Wellness Expo.  Unlike today, it was a beautiful spring like morning.  I had just visited the venue of the Expo and as my Dad’s doctor jogged by, we exchanged hellos and comments on the … Continue reading Tears On My Pillow

Family Mindfulness

With the approaching birthday celebration of my youngest daughter, as with every year for each one of my off spring, I pause to reflect about gifts and lessons I have received from them. Oh daughter number three taught me most importantly "a community raises a child".  With a lightheartedness, kindness and generous amounts of love … Continue reading Family Mindfulness

A Mothers Day Reflection

Perhaps my abundant mindset started with days like this when I was a child.  Mothers Day, what is that? The word 'intuition' comes from the Latin word 'intueri' which is usually translated as 'to look inside' or 'to contemplate'.   On this Mothers Day I am nudge to this translation. I simply do not recall … Continue reading A Mothers Day Reflection

Beyond the studies……cutting

Just as the perfect storm gathered last week within the environment, as well, the perfect storm within my walls was created.  Unlike the likes of Sandy and those just as powerful before her, my storm, I didn't see coming.  I had no idea. Winds, moisture, pressure, temperatures and even the moon, a merging of weather … Continue reading Beyond the studies……cutting

Do Dare Dream

Although mornings are my personal best time of the day, Sunday mornings particularly so.  Kathy Kaehler calls it "Sunday Set-Up".  If you want to "eat better, look better, feel better" check out her program. There is that challenge between living in the present and planning ahead.  "Those who plan ahead get ahead".  We're not just … Continue reading Do Dare Dream

Your words and your health……

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. The way our children hear us talk to ourselves, can as well become their inner voice. It would be a lie to say that our children are not a mirror or image of ourselves. They have our genetics. Some children that even after years … Continue reading Your words and your health……

Oh Christmas Tree, the lessons you taught me

In thinking in a metaphorically way, this morning I sit looking at our Christmas tree that “made it through the night”.  It’s still standing! The ceremonial erecting of it occurred last night.  It all started with much excitement and anticipation.  Although it was tightly roped closed we could tell that it was a beauty and … Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree, the lessons you taught me


"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."      - Anonymous From the latest issue of Healthy Wealthy nWise Chronicles!  Well worth sharing.(http://www.healthywealthynwise.com/) The Price of Children   -  Author Unknown The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years … Continue reading KIDS ARE A GOOD BARGAIN

The No Money or Mistletoe Gift……..hugs

With one of the most joyous times of the year upon us I have learned a valuable lesson from one of my teenage daughters.  Something that each and every one of us will be seeing a lot of in our lives over the next month…hugs. “Geesh”, I said to her as I hugged her and … Continue reading The No Money or Mistletoe Gift……..hugs