This Year, Let’s Give Up

The beginning of a new year is a favorite time where many of us think about what we would like to change in our lives. These ruminations often lead to the making of resolutions, which you promise yourself you will stick to no matter what. So you set out and write your list of goals. Some of the most popular include the infamous goal of losing weight and getting fit, quitting smoking, and working to finally complete that project you’ve … Continue reading

Why teens think the way they do

Ask any parent or adult and we will say the same thing. We all want to raise our children to become happy, healthy, and productive adults. With that comes the ability to make good decisions, understand how to navigate the world, and most of all, how to handle tough decisions. However, in our effort to do what is “best” for our children, we can often unwittingly and unintentionally hinder them toward this goal. As a result, they learn to make … Continue reading

Spring: A Time of Renewal

Many people have an incredibly hard time during the winter months, particularly if they live in colder regions.  The short, dark days can trigger melancholic moods, leading to profound feelings of lethargy and pessimism.  Others may struggle with financial worries which quickly set in after the expense of the holidays.  Meanwhile, we all face pervasive trials that threaten to undermine happiness at any time of year.  Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, adjusting to the end … Continue reading

It’s time to declutter

Recently, my family was enjoying a wonderful dinner. We grilled steaks with baked potatoes and a big salad ~ one of our favs. Getting ready to dive into my salad I decided to try a different dressing. I looked in the fridge and found an unopened bottle, one I did not recognize and interestingly, didn’t remember buying. But it looked good. As I got ready to pour the dressing, I noticed the expiration date . . . 2009!  Wow, I … Continue reading