Choose Peace for Your Life

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. ~ Marvin Gaye  Peace: it’s a word that’s been used and abused so much that its true meaning is muddled. In its purest form, peace is more powerful than dissent, anger, unforgiveness or hatred. It’s faster at restoring harmony than any […]

How to Cope with Holiday Stress: 6 Tips to Help You Keep Your Peace

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~ Sydney J. Harris Have you noticed that the holidays seem to bring out the best … and worst … in people? It seems every friend, relative and client has a ‘Scrooge’ story to share. Spouses who don’t want the house decorated or […]

Defeat Perfectionism: How to Relax and Be Yourself

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. Strive for excellence, not perfection. ~ Jackson Brown I’ve told you before that I’m bossy. Luckily, I get away with it most of the time. I’ve got a supportive husband, and staff members that strive to please. But I have to […]

Clean House Mentally: Refurbish Your Thoughts & Words

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. ~ Alan Alda I really enjoy watching those home make-over shows on HGTV. A designer (or two) show up, analyze the current home’s condition, then refurbish, renew and […]

3 Keys to an Abundant Life

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. ~ Wayne Dyer I remember it like it was yesterday. I was driving to the gym. The sky was gloriously blue, the sun shining; it was a beautiful ‘June day’ in early fall. I was singing, and praising and talking to God as […]

5 Keys to Keeping Peace in Your Home

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. ~ Saint Francis de Sales Peace. Just saying the word brings a sense of calmness to the soul. Stretch it out … p-e-a-c-e. Peace be unto […]

Put More Laughter in Your Life: 6 Reasons to Laugh More

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person. ~ Audrey Hepburn I was in a mall recently with hubby, Ed, when we passed an elderly woman with a serious scowl […]

Renew Your Youth: A Biblical Perspective on Aging

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. ~ Douglas MacArthur There is plenty of advice available on how to stay young and healthy. Eat right. Exercise. Take vitamins. Keep your […]

How to Choose Wisely and Set Boundaries for Your Life

Everything is something you decide to do … there is nothing you have to do. ~ Denis Waitley Is your schedule over-scheduled? Do you consistently battle money problems? Do you have too much stuff? Are you perhaps overweight or out of shape? Why? None of those situations just ‘happen’. They are a direct result of […]

How to Create Simplicity and Peace for Your Life

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. ~ Steve Maraboli Wouldn’t you love to have a simpler life? A life full of peace and contentment? It is as possible as it is desirable. Here’s the thing. We spend far too much time and effort on the accumulation and […]