Time Standing Still & The Importance of Being Present

This event felt like the universe was speaking to me, reminding me about the importance of being in the present moment. As we rush about through our days, in too much of a hurry to say "I love you" on the way out the door, too caught up in our busy-ness to hold a door open for a stranger or return the smile of a small child - when we spend more time looking at our phones than at the world around us - we diminish our connection to the present. We lose our ability to be present. read more

Intentional Self-Care for Caregivers

Whether you are a caregiver by profession, choice, or circumstance, it can be a rewarding role. There are people who need you, and you’ll give all you can. Still, you will need to regularly monitor your own physical and emotional well-being.   read more

Why We Garden

Not only are we out in the fresh air, moving our bodies, drinking in precious sunshine, and getting to that state of being pleasantly tired, but recent studies suggest that the bacteria in the soil acts as a natural anti-depressant. read more

Cultivating Hope

Wake up in the morning with a fresh start and give thanks for the day ahead. Take a few minutes and read or listen to something that enlivens you (this does not include the news!). Take it easy on yourself and take time to watch those beautiful flowers and listen to the birds chirping. read more

Life-Changing Peace

Part of the ebb and flow of life comes from the good and the bad that happen, and the more that we can self-knowledge, the better. I noticed a sign in an office that stuck with me; "If you are injured on the job, you must immediately report your injury to your employer." I wonder how many times we are injured emotionally in our caregiver roles and don't validate it to ourselves? read more

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