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Beat Insomnia: A Spiritual Guide to Healthy Sleep

Beat Insomnia: A Spiritual Guide to Healthy Sleep

“Our spiritual mission is not to ignore the darkness, but to bring light to the darkness.” – Marianne Williamson It’s 3:17 a.m. You’ve been staring at the clock since 1:42...

Angry Eggs & Menstrual Applications

I never understood why every time you go to the gynecologist they ask, “When was your last period?” Ah, I don’t know, I never know. Then the follow up question is...
Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? How are all the elves and reindeer? Is there still enough snow and ice at the north pole for your sleigh? I’ve...
Today I Love Getting Some Rest

Today I Love Getting Some Rest

Today I love getting some rest after feeling less than my best and still going full tilt for the past four days. I love that my body kept up with...
Best of Our Blogs: December 18, 2018

Best of Our Blogs: December 18, 2018

If you struggle with chronic illness, you might have a different holiday wish list than other people. They might not get your desire to stay home instead of attend a...
Be The Gift You Want To See In The World

Be The Gift You Want To See In The World

The stretch from Halloween through Thanksgiving, leading into Black Friday, and culminating with Christmas and New Years is the most commercialized and materialistic time period in our American culture. Every year...
She Knows

She Knows

They say that pets have a sixth sense and can tell when the departed are near. I don’t believe in ghosts, I believe my son is in heaven. But the...
The Hidden Cost of People

The Hidden Cost of People

“If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all” “Be nice to your sister” “That’s not nice” What’s the common word in these three statements? You’re...
What a Foster Daughter Wants People to Know

What a Foster Daughter Wants People to Know

I talk about my own kids a lot on this blog. I have two biological daughters and one foster daughter, plus a slew of boys who lived with us temporarily...
Signs a Narcissist Is Playing Games and Why

Signs a Narcissist Is Playing Games and Why

To narcissists, relationships are transactional, like buying and selling. The goal is to get what you want at the lowest price. It’s a self-centered, business mindset. Emotions don’t intrude. In...
How to “Zip Up” Before Going Online

How to “Zip Up” Before Going Online

Not so long ago I blogged about one of my favorite ways to create protective boundaries in a hurry. It was called “How to ‘Zip Up‘.” This post seemed to...
Satiating Your Senses

Satiating Your Senses

Appealing to our senses is helpful for many reasons: to reduce anxiety, to energize us, to inspire our work, to boost our mood, to soothe ourselves. And it’s relatively simple...

10 Tips to Lower Holiday Stress

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are...

Successful Self-Control

Newton’s third law of motion is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For many, the opportunity to live without consequences would be wonderful.  But of course,...
15 Tips to Avoid Hurtful Encounters on the Holidays

15 Tips to Avoid Hurtful Encounters on the Holidays

Living in an abusive household hurts most during the holiday season. Drunken episodes, physical altercations and humiliating verbal assaults severely dampen the joyful holiday spirit. Here is an abused pet’s...
Strong Relationships May Reduce Risk of Military Suicides

Strong Relationships May Reduce Risk of Military Suicides

New research suggests being in a strong committed relationship can reduce the risk of suicide, especially among members of the military. Investigators from Michigan State University discovered strong committed relationships...
Probiotic Treatment May Benefit Bipolar Patients

Probiotic Treatment May Benefit Bipolar Patients

Probiotic treatment may help alleviate some symptoms of bipolar disorder, according to a new study by researchers at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Maryland. The findings show that previously...