Like this? Then share it with your friends! This time of the year, we all need to be thankful for what we have in our lives: family, health, food, clothing, shelter. But there are some people that don’t have even the neccessities because of many reasons including natural disaster. Haiti is one of those places. But here’s the great thing, we can help through “Trade, Not Aid.” The Heart of Haiti is helping to accomplish just that. In other words, Heart of Haiti is using commerce andculture to create social change.  Instead of providing one-time funding through charity, Heart of Haiti is creating opportunities for HaitianRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I absolutely love this time of year. The cool weather signals that the holidays are near, and that also means it’s time for me to reflect on everything that’s happened over the year…good and bad. This year, I lost some dear friends, was laid off from a job I really liked, and was a victim of credit card fraud. I also gained back 5 of the 50 pounds I worked so hard to lose. All of those other things make the unwanted 5 pounds seem not so bad. So why does that bother me the most right now? It’s called theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Have you ever stopped to think about what the sayings we use everyday mean? “When it rains, it pours”. That just about sums up the last two weeks around our house. It’s been chock-full of drama, action and adventure, so much so that you could write a movie about it. So how do I stay calm and stress free through it all? It’s really tough, but I certainly try. Here are some tips to help get you through the action adventure movie you call your life: Take 10: Just like actors on a movie set, you haveRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends!  My insecurity started out when I was a teenager. I wasn’t part of the “in” group, but I guess you could say that I was a free spirit. So how come I was so insecure even though I made friends easily? And how do you get past it so you can be all that you’re meant to be in life? It all comes down to what you feel inside. Everything I did when I was a teenager revolved around trying to become popular, or what I considered to be popular. I was smart, pretty, athletic, active in the community and hadRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! In my line of work, I tend to speak with lots of women, many of whom say they don’t care how they look. But doesn’t how you look on the outside often represent how you feel inside? I certainly think so. As you probably noticed, I haven’t had a blog post in a while. I caught something nasty last week and have had a really hard time shaking it. What I’ve noticed during the past week (and you’ve probably noticed if you’ve seen me) is that the worse I feel, the worse I look. I don’t mean that I look sick.  WhatRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! We always think of “stress” as being an adult issue, but you’d be surprised how much stress kids are under. School, after-school activities, sports: these are all causes of stress for kids these days. Add to this the things they need to do every day like chores and other family activities, and you have a recipe for disaster. So how do we help kids manage their stress? It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3… Don’t overschedule. Setting limits for kids is a parent’s/guardian’s job. We need to teach them to manage their time wisely, andRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! It’s been tough to get back into the swing of things after getting back from a much-needed vacation, and getting the kids back to school and activities. The phrase “too much to do, and too little time” doesn’t even begin to describe it. Whether you have kids or not, I know that all of you can relate in one area of your life or another. This summer has been an interesting one. Not working full-time at a job that I was tired of doing. Being home with the kids a LOT more than I think I orRead More →

Like this? Then share it on Facebook! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  While it’s great to celebrate the day and watch fireworks, did you know what the founders of this country gave up for us to have the freedom that we enjoy so much? Many of them lost everything they had, including their families and their own lives…a sacrifice that some of us would never think of making. This group of men put their vision of our country ahead of their own needs and wants, and were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for it. Some of them were captured, torturedRead More →