Category Archives: Well-being


9 Ways to Banish Holiday Stress Forever! 15

Today, I am posting on an Advent Calendar from Camille’s site Chicken Scratch N Sniff. She has had this advent calendar going all month. You should check it out!! If you want to see yesterday’s post, go here. If you want to start at the beginning and see all of them, go to Camille’s site […]


Keeping Up with the Busies: 6 Tips to Manage Busyness 28

We all know what “Keeping up with the Jones’s” means. I think we still live in a very real world of comparison and envy. But, more recently I have noticed it has become more of “Keeping up with the Busies”.  So, who are the Busies? We are. We all are. We are busy with our […]


Six Tips to Prevent Facebook Burnout 35

So, we all know that Facebook is the voyeur of this decade.  We can turn on our digital devices and look into other people’s lives without them really knowing. The problem? The stuff that we view on Facebook is heavily edited and weighted towards perfection.  This can lead to Facebook burnout.   You see a post […]


Marriage Tips in a Jar: Free Printable 14

We all know that marriage is not an easy task.  Sometimes it is wrapped up and presented that way. I remember when my brothers (who were all married when I got married) watched my wedding video, they said, “Just wait.” Marriage is wonderful.  It is so nice to have a companion to be there by […]


4 Things You Need to Know About Gratitude 11

Recently, I have been trying to put a focus on gratitude again.  It is something that I really have to work at. It doesn’t come naturally.  But, the more that I work at it, the easier it becomes.  I am grateful for so many things. With September 11 yesterday, I was reminded of that day […]


7 Inspirational Quotes for When You Hit a Slump 12

Lately I have been in a slump.  I keep thinking I am doing better, and then the slump hits again. This slump has seemed to last a little longer than what I am comfortable with, and I was fighting it…hard.  I had a friend say to me, “What happens when the therapist is having a […]


As School Starts, Let’s Talk About Bullying 22

I did this series of posts earlier this year on bullying, but as school is starting, I thought this deserved a shout out.   As we prepare our children for school, we focus a lot of energy on buying new clothes, getting school supplies, making sure they have backpacks, and getting their schedules coordinated.  But, […]


10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Depression 49

I have wanted to do a post on depression for a long time. I think there are so many misperceptions out there about depression. A few months ago I saw an article on Facebook about how depression is not a real  illness. It made my insides hurt.   Depression is misunderstood. I have experience both […]


9 Ways to Be Happy Today 31

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?   Do you dread getting out of bed?   Do you feel like you are living out the movie “Groundhog’s Day”?   Are you hitting the alarm clock too many times? Are you looking forward to your day? Are you happy? Source Happiness isn’t […]


Ten Tips for Tired Moms 37

Are you a tired mom?  When I started to write this, I thought I’d do a little research about helps for tired moms.  When I finished my research, instead of being inspired, I was tired…more tired!  These are the suggestions out there for tired moms: 1.  Exercise 2.  Sleep 3.  Take a break 4.  Have a girls’ […]