Last week I had a dream that I was flying, like Peter Pan, over water. With me, were two nonsensical child inflatables—a small pink flamingo I somehow secured under my arm and another positioned around my waist. I flew over a small-boat regatta, helping me realize, to my relief, that I was close to land. … Continue reading Mental Health Contributes to Overall Wellness
Debby's Weekly Contemplation, week one 2022January's theme: Holistic Health Welcome to my first 2022 post as I kick off a new year's theme: “Rockin’ Our Rhythm!” To support this momentous mindset, I am devoting January to holistic health, as in physical, mental, spiritual wellness. Or, what I like to refer to as—PMS at its best. … Continue reading PMS at Its Best: physical, mental, spiritual health
Colorful fall leaves.
photo by Gabriela Arp August Contemplation: Effective Communication—writing and speakingAugust Post #3 I’m re-reading a book, a book I think our government should pay every citizen to read—friends, spouses, students; parents, bosses, teachers; co-workers, co-volunteers; and most especially politicians. This book, in my opinion, should not only be implemented into our healthcare plans, but be put … Continue reading Self-awareness Fosters Healthier Dialogue
I don't find stories. They find me.
Conflict is like having car problems. I don’t think anybody rejoices when their vehicle gets a flat tire, or the engine light flashes, or the GPS doesn’t work. Car problems require time, money, and patience. And so it is with relationships too. Relationships, like cars, require care and maintenance, and sometimes they need time, money, … Continue reading The Attitude Influence, Part 3
I love that LeAnn talks about non-negotiables in her book. I unfortunately figured out my non-negotiables after going through a divorce. I realized after my marriage ended, that I had recognized (during my engagement) qualities in our relationship that I didn’t like. But because there were so many others that I loved and appreciated, I chalked up … Continue reading The Attitude Influence, Part 2
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou I recently read The Attitude Influence by LeAnn Shaw. It’s her first book. And it’s good. I can appreciate the process she went through to give life to her thoughts, wisdom, and to her words. She talks about choosing the … Continue reading The Attitude Influence, Part 1
I am Momentous Living:Alice Huth March 21, 1911-November 3, 2008 “The first I heard of it,” her son, Trevor, recalled, “she called me in Maryland.”“Can you help me get a new car?” she asked.“Sure,” Trevor said. “What kind of a car do you want?”“I want a convertible,” she answered.“Mom, you’re 91. That’s not a very … Continue reading 91-year-old Grandmother Takes Flight in Powder Blue Convertible