Category: Lifestyle

dreams

Happy New Year

Happy January.  New month. New Year. New goals.  How do you bring in the new year?  Do you enter in sluggish and tired from too much new years eve partying? Or, do you plan ahead and set dreams and goals for the upcoming new year?  What scenario makes a happy new year for you?  ...

Christmas, love, hope

Hope And Love

Christmas is three days away.  If you are like me, anticipation is starting to hit. Butterflies in the stomach, excitement for family arrivals, and peace that overcomes your soul.  This peace – filled with hope and love – is the gift of Christmas.   Love makes all things easy and hope makes all...

happy birthday

21 Years Ago….

Do you ever have a moment where you think it occurred just yesterday but in reality, it was two decades ago?  That is happening to me (and my husband) right now.  Our beautiful daughter is turning twenty-one.  On a snowy Monday morning in December, we made our way to the hospital.  Remembering back,...

christmas

On The First Day Of Christmas…

I love Christmas.  I love the carols, the lights, the tree, the first snow, and even the baking.  Everything about the holiday, I love.  Advent has started and it got me thinking about what that means.  What does, “On the first Day of Christmas” mean to you? The magic of Christmas is not in...

tragedy

When Tragedy Strikes

Have you ever had something terrible happen to you that stops you in your tracks? Or, has someone close to you or even someone you know experienced a loss?  What do you do when tragedy strikes? He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.  Psalm 147:3 Over the years, I have experienced...

banana

The Power Of The Banana

I love bananas.  I eat at least one every single day.  Sometimes, I will eat a second for a mid-day snack.  I even bake a mouth-watering banana loaf that my family devours instantly. Are you a banana freak like me?  Do you know the power of the banana? I started to wonder what the...

university, st jacobs, waterloo

Back To The 90’s

Have you ever gone back to your university or college town?  If so, do all those old memories come flooding back?  We often go back to our town – in part because our daughter goes to one of the tri-city (Waterloo, Ontario) schools.  We love to go back for a short visit because...

Are You A Sunflower?

I love sunflowers.  I love way they stand tall in the sunlight and that they glow with beauty.  Did you know that sunflowers represent positivity? Did you know that they are associated with sunshine? How positive are you?  Are you a sunflower?    Advise from a Sunflower: Be bright, sunny and positive. Spread seeds...

protein

A Punch of Protein

Have you been feeling sluggish? Muscles sore and achy after a workout or a run?  Or are you even injuring yourself at the gym?  Do you find your nails breaking a lot or your moods all over the place?  You could be low in protein.  You may just need a punch of protein in...

storms, conflict

How Do You Handle The Storms?

Are you good in a crisis? Do you keep calm and collected? Are you able to think clear and make good decisions? Or, do you fall apart?, Panic? Or lash out?  How do you handle the storms of life? Not all storms come to disrupt your life; some come to clear...