101 (+1) Ways to Cope with Stress

First let me say that I didn’t come up with this list. I found it in a local advertisement for a hospital. But we do stay way too stressed out and this list holds some practical, simple ways to make your life less crazy. But in writing this post I have to say that NOT HAVING A BLOG would help me cope with stress! Just trying to format these posts makes me crazy sometimes! Somebody, somewhere, sometime must have prayed {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~The Muddled Multitasking Mind

Join me inside my head for a few moments, will you? I have got to go clean up the kitchen.  {Walk to kitchen}  I can’t believe Marlee left her dirty socks in the floor when she took off her shoes.  {Pick up socks and take them to the laundry room} Shoot— I can’t believe I forgot to take the clothes out of the washer last night and now the smell horrible!  If I have to start it again, I might {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Time to Dance

   I will admit that this Southern Baptist girl hasn’t done much dancing in her time. It’s not that I don’t like dancing; I’ve just never had many opportunities to dance. There was my senior prom, for which my date (now my hubby) and I learned to shag, but beyond that we have never spent too much time in ballrooms. With the era of X-Box and PlayStation, you no longer need a fancy dress and a ballroom to dance. You {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Get Moving!

When God created man, He sent them out to work in the garden. He didn’t tell them to sit down at the computer and play Farmville on Facebook.  We were created in His image.  He created the intricately detailed system of nerves, glands, neurons, and neurotransmitters in our brain that controls our emotions.  All that He created was good.  But our world has changed.   As I mentioned in a recent post on the benefits of being outdoors, (click here to {Read More}

Are you on OVERLOAD?

As usual, our pastor, Perry, was speaking directly to me this morning…in more ways than one. I am, as we all are, on overload. I was strangely thankful that I didn’t get to sit beside David this morning in our service because my side would be bruised from all of the elbowing. My toes, however, are flat from Perry stepping all over them. But as I listened to Perry preach this morning, I was amazed that every point he made {Read More}