Self-care is the first step in caring for others: remember the mantra on the plane with the oxygen mask- put yours on first before you help someone else.
Your ability to stay healthy starts with your daily decisions. Every decision is important.
Expectations during the Holidays A pastoral family has a different Christmas experience: it comes with the territory. You adjust expectations and ‘do the next thing.’ My list of the next thing is always quite different, however. LOL! Reality Then, just before Christmas, we welcomed Sadie into our family: a new life. Precious. Beautiful. So much..
A Monarch Butterfly Project Last week I celebrated my mom’s 93rd birthday with her in LaGrange, IL. One of the projects she is involved in is growing a Monarch butterfly from the caterpillar stage through the chrysalis stage to the butterfly stage to release stage. The Monarch’s larva eats milkweed. According to Mom, her caterpillars were..
In a previous post, I shared some thoughts about kids and water. Now, let’s focus on adults and water with some observations how hydration helps with weight and fat management. Benefits of Hydration If you are looking for assistance in weight and fat management, consider this: Hydration suppresses your appetite naturally. Hydration allows your liver..
Last week we had our sprinkler system evaluated and repaired. The work involved getting a new control box that is now set to provide the lawn and plants with a daily two-minute water break. It’s summer and in Phoenix, that means that the Bermuda grass turns brown without water. But ours was actually worse than..
April is when the desert comes alive with cactus flowers like this prickly pear. Spring indeed brings beautiful flowers regardless of your geography, but for some, the itchy eyes, runny nose, stuffiness, headaches, breathing difficulties- or medication to control the unpleasant symptoms- override the enjoyment of the beauty. Does that describe you or someone you..