This week y our challenge is to be mindful of who is in your tribe; your family; your support group; your friend circle… So often when our minds are full we forget to really see and hear and be WITH those we love the most. Those we laugh with the most. Those who truly bless us. Yes, this week let’s be mindful of our Friend-Time. Did you know that friendships keep us healthier, happier, … [Read more...] about 2016~ 15 Week Challenge – Week 9
I spend a lot of time talking about being PRESENT; especially as a mom. The idea of being in the MOMent has never meant so much to me as a mom as it does right this minute… When my kids were little, I mean like diapers-and-naps- little, women would always approach me and say, “Oh dearie, enJOY this MOMent… it goes by so fast.” Many times I would look at them and be like… REALLY? REALLY?! … [Read more...] about Finding JOY right now. Here.
One thing I always say is if you don’t know what you are looking for, you will never find it. How often have you opened the fridge to find something to eat and think “I have NOTHING to eat?” Or you go into your closet in the morning and think “I have NOTHING to wear!”… really?? Really??? NOTHING??? Or is it that you just do not know what you are looking for. After all, surely there is some … [Read more...] about Finding JOY in the unexpected
Nine years ago I took a leap of faith and started working again. I had been a stay at home mom for 10 years. My kids were both well settled into their new school as second & fourth graders and so I decided I might like to find a new way to serve. I had been volunteering at my church, Northwoods Presbyterian, for about two years. I had found my way onto a few committees and various volunteer … [Read more...] about It’s Been Great, Northwoods!
As we start a new season of Lent this year, I was reflecting on my 40 days last year... This year I have a new plan, but wanted to share this idea first! Growing up in a big Italian, Catholic family we would always talk about what we were going to “give up” for lent. Each year I would try my best to give up… chocolate (nah, didn’t work), bread (darn, it was hard) and all sorts of other things. … [Read more...] about 40 Days of Lent
What is yet another way we can shift from a stressed life to a blessed life??? Friend-Time. Did you know that friendships keep us healthier, happier, less-stressed and help us live longer. So often as a very busy mom, I find that I am in the throws of every day family life, schedules and chaos…then I realize how long it’s been since I had one of my Friday Lunch Dates or hit the movies with a … [Read more...] about Week 7 ~ Connect through Friends
I decided it was time to unplug from EVERYTHINIG for a while to just feel reconnected to ME and MY world. As of 5 p.m. on Sunday I signed off of Facebook, instagram, twitter (which to be honest I still don’t understand!) snapchat, words with friends, Netflix and my tv. My goal was simple.... UNPLUG my life to RECHARGE my soul... I find that so often we can fall into the trap of comparing … [Read more...] about Results of my week long media fast.