Lately, I’ve been thinking about what makes us feel happy. Maybe it’s because it’s summer – something that always made me unequivocally happy – and right now, I’m not feeling that familiar adrenaline-fueled kind of euphoria happiness. Really, when you think about it, that’s perfectly normal, isn’t it? I mean, how can one thing – summer- erase all the other so-called stresses that enter our … [Read more...] about 5 Easy (and free!) Ways to Be Happier
I thought that this year would be different; that I wouldn't be posting the usual "I'm grateful for X." But somehow, this morning, with Thanksgiving Day approaching, I've been hit with a sentimental moment. So I'd better strike while the proverbial iron is hot! Thanks for being here and for reading my blog. Being a writer sometimes feels like I'm yelling into the great unknown black hole. I'm so … [Read more...] about Remembering to Give Thanks: 12 Things I’m Grateful For
I always thought I did. I was fond of saying things like: I need a change Life's more fun when you have new things happening all the time Things get so boring when they remain stagnant And I happen to think that over the years, I've embraced typical so-called changes pretty well. The empty nest? An opportunity for me and my husband to catch up with one another; as well as a natural … [Read more...] about Do You Embrace Change?
It's been ten whole days since we moved from our house to our new apartment. We're making progress - we're down from 175 cartons to about 20. I call that getting closer to finally exhaling. Moving house would have been much more stressful if we didn't use Removalists in Pakenham during the process. But I still can't find my: Can Opener Favorite Blue Shirt Phone Headset Garlic … [Read more...] about How Moving Keeps You Young
Here's a snippet of what Long Novels, Exhaustion, Worry, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Doubt, Mood Swings and Tears are made of: Realizing your children are never moving home again and your house is too empty, too big, too lonely, too expensive and too much work to justify staying in it. Making the decision to sell the house. Scheduling appointments with four real estate brokers to find … [Read more...] about Selling the Family Home: Step by Step