If you're a big picture person like me, it's easy to over think situations and pass up opportunities to find joy in little everyday things. For example... A few days ago I was deep in thought while walking around my neighborhood, when I saw a dad and his two preschool children approaching me. One of … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Appreciate the Little Things
Motivation Monday: Look Up
This week is considered by some, including myself, to be a holy week. My Jewish extended family and friends will be celebrating Passover. And my household family will be celebrating Easter. It’s a time when I make an extra effort to recognize how much God loves us, and has demonstrated that love repeatedly throughout the … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Look Up
Motivation Monday: Hope
During the pandemic, I made this embroidered ‘Hope’ image you see above. It was my own form of self therapy (along with lots of prayers) to remain hopeful that this dark time will pass. And it has! I wish I could turn back time to tell myself things will get better, but it will take … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Hope
Motivation Monday: Go at Your Own Pace
Let’s begin the week with a little positive motivation. I hope to do this every week, but we’ll see how it goes. 😉This week is dedicated to going at our own pace. Whether it’s work, home life, or having fun, it’s tempting to compare our accomplishments to others. But what good does that do? Life … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Go at Your Own Pace
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
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
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
It’s International Dot Day! 🖌
Dot Day? What the heck? So I looked it up. This day is based on the classroom introduction of a very clever book by Peter H. Reynolds called… you guessed it, The Dot. The story features a child who doesn’t believe they have the ability to draw. In protest of an art assignment, the kid … Continue reading It’s International Dot Day! 🖌