Being kind in the wake of disaster

Day 242 of #LiveWell2017 Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on the good citizens of Texas. We've all seen the images of the wide-spread flooding, but Texas isn't the only place that's been pounded by storms and flooding recently. I've got friends in SW Florida whose homes were flooded after nearly 20 inches of rain dumped … Continue reading Being kind in the wake of disaster

Who says you can’t go home?

I left my home state of North Carolina in September of 1981 - 36 years ago. I traveled, worked, bought and sold a couple houses, raised a family, and made a lot of great friends along the way. This week, I return to NC and family, so this song by John Bon Jovi and Jennifer … Continue reading Who says you can’t go home?

Good News Monday

Day 219 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by Alex Pasarelu on Unsplash O.M.Goodness! This story may have gone viral by now. I don't know. But, when I saw it, I knew I had to share it with you. Mother A was on a plane alone (without her kids, for a change) when her plane was delayed on the tarmac. During … Continue reading Good News Monday

Be your truest self

Day 218 of LiveWell2017 The other day, I got to thinking about introverts and extroverts and the expectations we impose on each other based on our own ways of being and thinking. So often we expect other people in our circles and in our families to do the things we do, to have the same … Continue reading Be your truest self

What is self-compassion?

Day 214 of #LiveWell2017 Recently, I had a conversation with someone about self-compassion, and then I came across this article on the Stanford Medical blog that discusses self-compassion as strategy to reduce burnout when being a caregiver for others. A very good friend of mine is a champion for self-care. She taught me not only … Continue reading What is self-compassion?