6 prompts to help us reflect during hardships

I believe in the power of gratitude, to look into our lives with kindness, compassion, and love. To believe that we all have a life purpose and that the pursuit of happiness is imprinted when we are born. I believe that we are all the same, humans, that my pain is not more hurtful than your pain, that my happiness is not more deserving than … Continue reading 6 prompts to help us reflect during hardships

Cook a Delicious and Easy Beef Stew

Moving your work station from an office to your home (even if it is a partial move) takes adjustment, now add kids to the mix and we are in “shock mode”… and to top it off now add the terrible and scary news we are constantly hearing and it becomes a day to day challenge. Personally, I went from doing a light breakfast and dinner … Continue reading Cook a Delicious and Easy Beef Stew

Book Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

(at the end of this post there are two Book Review templates for you and your kids now that we will be spending more times indoors) Summary: I got this book at a quilter club I belonged to. It caught my attention as they were raving about it so I immediately ordered the book and was anticipating reading it.  When I started reading I quickly … Continue reading Book Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Ways to practice mindfulness as a family

Mindfulness is, without a doubt, a source that can help us lower our stress level and allow us to recharge when our tanks are running empty.  Day after day we focus so much on “getting things done”, sticking to the planner, and dealing with the unexpected. As part of our mindfulness practice, is important to practice it as a family so that as a family … Continue reading Ways to practice mindfulness as a family

Tips for your Morning Routine that works!

Mornings can be tough… The eternal juggling of managing people, pets, and oneself so early in the morning can be quite overwhelming. I remember getting out of the house and sitting in my car thinking… I’m ready to call it a day, and I still have to go to work!! With time, I started to pay more attention to our routine , and with practice … Continue reading Tips for your Morning Routine that works!

Practicing Gratitude with the Family

My husband and I have been trying our best to practice gratitude at night time.  With time we have noted how been grateful influences our day to day thoughts and feelings.  From being grateful for the big things (the health of our kids) to be grateful for the more ordinary things (My new recipe worked).  As the night sets in and we are resting in … Continue reading Practicing Gratitude with the Family

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Summary: The book summarizes Michelle Obama’s life, from her childhood in Chicago South Side through her journey to the White House.  It is narrated by her, and making emphasizes her perspective, feelings, lessons learned, and opinions. It is an autobiography and as such we are witnessing her life as she narrates it to us. Her extraordinary journey is told with a modest voice that is … Continue reading Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama