National Gratitude Month – I am grateful for… a scratchy throat?! (NOT)

OK, this is a difficult. A scratchy throat is something we’ve all had at some point in our lives. I had one last week, and it’s not easy being grateful for that! I was drinking hot tea while making poached eggs for breakfast. We like to add a bit of wilted spinach to our poached…

It’s Election Day – How About a Piece of Delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Cake?

At last, it’s election day. If you haven’t voted yet, please do. Change only happens when we all do what we can to make it so. And when the results come in, if you don’t like the results of the election, please go here to read a recent post on how to deal with whatever…

Don’t Let Chronic Worry/Stress Bring on Early Dementia!

Take a minute to think about how much time you spend worrying. It’s important. Are you stressed out and worried all the time? Most of the time? Some of the time? Rarely? Chronic worry can paralyze us and bring on anxiety disorders. New studies have shown that “Chronic stress is associated with impaired functioning of…

Prepare For The Holidays? NOT!

Now that Halloween is over, the rest of the holidays will come sliding in at a speed to rival a tornado in the midwest. Hold on to your hats!  When people ask me if I am ready for the holidays, I cringe; I’ve never met anyone who is ready. We cannot be “prepared for” the…

How a Gratitude Journal Can Reduce Stress

How many of you are participating in the current Gratitude Challenge making its viral debut through Facebook? If you are, I’m sure you are noticing a difference in your mental clarity and overall sense of wellbeing. That’s because when we take a few minutes each day to allow ourselves to feel grateful for the many…