Time for some Christmas Festivi-tea!

Time for some Christmas Festivi-tea!

Isn’t it just plain fun to dress up and have a holiday tea party? One of my close girlfriends has a birthday close to Christmas and we use that excuse to pull out the wedding silver, get some yummy (and pretty!) tea sandwiches, and enjoy a few hours together during the holidays. This group of friends …

SO….WHAT’S THE GIFT IN THAT?

SO….WHAT’S THE GIFT IN THAT?

We’ve all heard about how important it is to find things to be grateful for, right? It’s easy to be grateful for kindnesses shown to us from others; finding a parking place close to the door in a full parking lot; a spontaneous hug from your child. But what about being grateful for harder things: …

POST ELECTION STRESS MANAGEMENT

POST ELECTION STRESS MANAGEMENT

Did you find that this election, and the campaigns running up to it, affected you differently, maybe more powerfully, than any other election in the past? Every election cycle, there are people who are ecstatic with the result and there are those who are dismayed. But we all have one thing in common: the stress …

STARTING OVER: RESUSCITATING AFTER A DROWNED PAST

STARTING OVER: RESUSCITATING AFTER A DROWNED PAST

As far as the pictures we develop of what a “good life” means, one considers themselves lucky if one can simply get a good education, get married for life, buy a home, raise happy healthy kids, keep a good job, save money, and then retire happily with some vacations, taking care of the grandkids, and …

NOTHING BAD HAPPENS IN SEASIDE

NOTHING BAD HAPPENS IN SEASIDE

What’s your automatic reaction when things don’t quite turn out the way you expected but instead turn nerve-wracking? Not fun, right?  There’s a way to respond, though, that helps make it better instead of worse. Things like these happen, at least once, to most people. How do you handle such situations?