Be Yourself


You’re learning. You’re watching. You’re paying attention to the experience of others.

You have some of your mother’s traits. You may have things you do just like your dad.

But even so, there is no one else in the world who is uniquely you. A shift from imitation to recognition may be in order.

While honoring the principles you have learned from your parents and teachers, you can also express and develop your own wisdom, style and voice. In fact, the world in general needs to hear it! In particular your family needs to know it!

You are amazing. You are unique. You are a gift.

Practice being all you. Give your bright and beautiful self to those you love.

With love,


Calm Thyself


Hello my Friend, I hope this post finds you well!

I have been working on my declarations and my daily self-care regimen to help with quieting my mind because I can get into a knot of thinking about too many things at once. Does that ever happen to you?

I have 70 simple declarations that I am speaking multiple times morning and evening! They just came to me as I was still and listening so I wrote them out and am using them to organize my thoughts. I love the consequence of taking the time to do this exercise!

Remember that along with training our minds to think of and to recognize the truth, we also need to be quieting our nervous systems if we want the consequence of balanced hormones.

Here are a few relaxation helps. The music is lovely to me, and the video is wonderful to watch and to follow the elegant Tai Chi and Qi Gong demonstration. So slow and simple and powerful. {The demonstration starts at about 4:09.}

I hope you will take good care of yourself today and every day.



P.S. Choose the consequences you want and do what will lead you to them!



An Appetite for Success


Do you ever struggle with imagining something good to eat? Even though I love food, sometimes my appetite sinks and it gets more difficult to think of things to cook.

Just looking at this picture gives me food for thought though!

Fresh herbs make all the difference when it comes to flavor and branching out and trying new combinations of tastes always brings joy back into cooking!

So much of our healthy family relationships depend on food as the center of their growth. Sitting down together is a crucial time to reconnect and just be with each other.

I’m going to make a renewed effort to serve our meals at the table, instead of sitting at the counter, and make a menu for this week that is out of the norm!

I wish you all the best in your efforts to nourish your family. It is a crucial piece to your family’s success.

I hope you will be able to find great joy in your valuable, necessary and unique contribution to the loves of your life!



The Best Is Yet To Be


Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,

The last of life,
for which the first was made;
Our times are in His hand Who saith,
“A whole I planned, youth shows but half;
Trust God; see all, nor be afraid.
A whole I planned, youth shows but half;
Trust God; see all, nor be afraid.”
Robert Browning

It’s true! There is much of life and love and joy ahead!

Take heart,


A Hundred Ways


Your love is given in so many ways, it’s hard to count! But it may be worth asking the question, of your spouse and children, “what helps you to feel loved?”

Is it felt mostly during playtime or also when Mama holds the line?

Is it cooking together or sitting around the table talking?

Is it knowing that you’ll be there when they return home or the lunch you may have made for them to take?

Is it when you honor the budget or when you verbalize your contentment with how things are now?

Is it when you answer their call with “I’m happy it’s you” in your voice or the times you have welcomed their friends for a meal?

Whatever their response, and surely it will be different for everyone, you will be armed with knowing how to succor, or serve them best in future days.

You are making such a meaningful difference {in your unique style} for those you love!

Be well.