Feel Good

Magical holiday memories

Nov 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

With the Christmas season fast approaching and schedules jamming with holiday events, parties to attend, gifts to shop for, and rooms to decorate, it’s...

Visualize and it will come

Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

Business professionals, athletes and public speakers do this before they perform. Students can do it before taking an exam. Musicians may do it before heading...

Self healing

Sep 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

Throughout history, patients have been told nothing more can be done, there is no hope, or there is no cure. While most of us depend upon the advice of doctors,...

Looking good feels good

Aug 31, 2014 / 5:00 am

Need to get a haircut and get a real job, like the old George Thorogood song demands? Can’t remember the last time you purchased yourself a trendy new top...

Happiness is an inside job

Jul 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

There are plenty of books and talk about happiness and how to have more in our lives. Speaking from experience, the less I seek happiness outside myself, the...

Let the rhythm move you

May 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Once upon a time, I woke to my alarm playing a sad song on the radio, kindly reminding me of a certain ex-Rex. The sadness that came over me (at the time) was a...


Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

Growing up, I never gave much thought to my value system or the value systems of friends I spent time with. Looking back, I think if I had, it may have saved me...

Love and fear

Jan 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

“Fear Controls. Love Sets You Free.” This quote applies to all areas of life where fear prevents us from achieving our goals, dreams, and facing...

The sensual world

Dec 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

The first time I viewed Kate Bush’s video “The Sensual World”, it struck a chord with me (check it out on YouTube). We have five senses...

Wickedly good

Nov 3, 2013 / 5:00 am

Sometimes, there is nothing like saying you are done with something (or someone). Sometimes, it feels good to quit. There are times when the only way to feel...

Life on purpose

Oct 4, 2013 / 5:00 am

For every spiritual guru, philosopher, and life coach out there, there are as many opinions as to what the meaning of life may be. But what most of them have in...

Transformational books

Sep 6, 2013 / 5:00 am

For me, and maybe a lot of readers, books are the door to a parallel existence, and a key to expanding my perception of the world around me. Fiction,...

Turning lemons into wine!

Jul 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

Freelance writing can be a risky business as I recently found out the hard way when a winery magazine backed out on publishing three (count ‘em, three!)...

Sweet associations

Jun 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

Exercise can feel like a four-letter word to all of us at one time or another. When you automatically associate ‘working out’ with pain, not...

A taste of the good life

May 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

Once upon a time, food preparation was a decision based on convenience, not taste, when I began to cook and fend for myself in the kitchen. Some decades later,...


Apr 21, 2013 / 5:00 am

From time to time, often with the first warm breezes of spring, nostalgia hits me like a splash of sweet Cherry Kool-Aid. An irrepressible longing takes hold...

Extremely easy measures

Mar 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

Have the dark, dreary walls of winter begun to close in on your tired soul? Are blue, azure skies and brilliant sunshine a faded memory in a parallel universe...

Fake lives

Feb 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

When I look in the mirror every day, I want to see the reflection of a person who accepts herself, faults and all – an individual who has lived,...

Random acts of goodness

Jan 13, 2013 / 5:00 am

Every time someone returns my friendly smile with a morose glare, every time some talented driver cuts me off in traffic, every time a cashier can’t be...


Nov 17, 2012 / 5:00 am

I never gave much thought as to why I admired certain individuals and felt negatively towards others until I came across a book that suggested writing down all...