• Travel

    Add Value to Your Summer with a Stacation

    In the early 1990s, my EX had just started a new job so he had no vacation time. I was involved in collecting continued education hours for my teaching certificate and curriculum writing meetings, and my children were involved with…

  • Style,  Well-being

    Be a First-Rate Original of Yourself

    Identity As women, we tend to define ourselves by the roles we take in life: daughter, girlfriend, wife, mother, grandmother; but also peacekeeper, cook, housekeeper, chauffeur, tutor, and the list could go on. In addition, we compare ourselves to others…

  • Well-being

    You Have Magic within You!

    Your Own Personal Magic. Magic? If you think magic is only the sleight-of-hand tricks used by magicians and illusionists, you are only partially correct. If you think magic is only practiced by people who delve into the occult, you are…

  • Well-being

    September, A Time for Transition

    Last night, as I prepared my The ONE, The EVERYTHING Notebook for September, I realized that September is a month of transition. The days are growing obviously shorter and will until December 21. The heat is subsiding for most of…

  • House & Home

    Why I Care About the Stuff in the Garage

    Part 3 in a 5-part series on Living Simply Decluttering and cleaning in the midst of holding on to items that my great-grandparents owned is extremely difficult. March 1, 2021, the blossoms on the Bradford pear trees drew my attention.…