We were sitting in a coffee shop during my visit to Birmingham when my daughter tentatively broached the subject. What would I think of a second engagement (her sister recently became engaged) and a wedding even sooner than her engaged sister. I know my first thoughts should … [Read more...] about The Miracle Morning: An Aid To Anxiety and Overwhelm
I have always been a big believer in seasons of life. I love the verses from Ecclesiastes 3:1-17...there is a season for everything under the sun. I heard a sermon once that explained that these different seasons described in Ecclesiastes are not “either/or”, but more like … [Read more...] about What to Do with Your Stress When Seasons Collide
I used to have a mantra about doing it all. I didn't want to have limits. I wasn't a completely crazy, off-the-charts, self-destructive rebel, but I had my moments of righteous push back. The phrase you can't make came to mind frequently. Fortunately, I kept it in my mind and … [Read more...] about Maximize Life By Living Within Limits
Self-care is not a new concept. I am aware that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this always get put on the back burner? Think about it, if you have a million things to do in a day, what … [Read more...] about We Cannot Pour from an Empty Pitcher: The Practice of Self-Care
I really need to find that last piece of information for my taxes. Every weekend, I have this exact thought pestering the back of my subconscious. There is no point in contacting the accountant until I have everything...is the last thought that flitters away as I turn back to … [Read more...] about Procrastination: A Pressure Cooker of Stress and Worry
I wish I could write about the solution to the hectic insanity of the holiday season. But even if I did, no one would listen. It started to long ago for each of us. A small child watches Christmas shows learning about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and the promise of presents. … [Read more...] about Will This Christmas Be Different?