It was very bad luck that I got sick for BOTH Thanksgiving and Christmas!! I’m coughing and sneezing as I’m writing this, but doing much better! So how does one pass the time when they have to stay home and away from loved ones so they don't get sick? (BTW, it’s a cold, not COVID!) … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Crushing the New Year!
2022 was not what I expected. Oh, the year’s never do go according to plan. But this one for me had more drama than 2020! The year began with me working part-time at my church while attending school to pursue a career as a health coach. It was a pivot I made after a year … Continue reading Goodbye 2022!
Self-Care Sunday: Joy to the World
For this Self-Care Sunday on Christmas Day, I thought it would be a good time to talk about joy. After all, churches and radio stations all over the world will be playing the famous Christmas carol, ‘Joy to the World’. But what is joy? And what is it not? I’ve heard many preachers say that … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Joy to the World
Self-Care Sunday: Love and Light
As Hanukkah begins, I want to wish all of my Jewish friends and family a beautiful celebration of love for each other. Let your light shine bright! Shalom ❤️ Photo by Rodnae Productions at Pexels.
Telling Mom to Move Out of Her Home
How do I tell my mother she can’t live in her home anymore? A home she’s lived in for over 20 years. A home she imagined living in until the day she passed. It was a very difficult discussion. But after she fell 3 times in 6 months, with two of those times requiring an … Continue reading Telling Mom to Move Out of Her Home
Self-Care Sunday: Find Peace
This Self-Care Sunday is a reminder to slow down during this busy time, and find a moment of peace. It's good for the mind and good for the sole. I took this photo at one of my favorite peaceful places. A small, man-made lake near our house. Take time this weekend to find your peaceful … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Find Peace
Self-Care Sunday: Cookie Therapy
During the 2020 lockdown, many people (including me) turned to baking banana bread, and other feel good carbs, to cope with being stuck in our homes. Without a job, I’m basically in a similar situation. Home all day, and struggling to find ways to fill my time. And now, this even carries over into the … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Cookie Therapy
Self-Care Sunday: Finding Joy
This Self-Care Sunday message was inspired by this story from the Associated Press website. Days before Hurricane Ian hit, a woman in Florida had lost her wedding ring. After the hurricane passed through her neighborhood, she was certain it was gone for good. Fortunately, their home wasn't too badly damaged from the hurricane, so her … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Finding Joy
Working in a Pumpkin Patch!
Hey everybody! Recently, I started a part-time job working at the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch. We've been to this event many times, and it really is a lot of fun. They even shoot pumpkins out of cannon! Unfortunately, my job isn't so exciting. I've been serving as a greeter, welcoming guests as they come in. … Continue reading Working in a Pumpkin Patch!
Self-Care Sunday: Moment of Calm
I took this photo of one of my favorite trees, a pepper tree, in front of this gorgeous Southern California backdrop. When I take a deep breath and relive the moment I took this photo, it really does calm any of my anxious feelings. For our mental wellness, let’s take a break this Sunday to … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: Moment of Calm