Pause. Blow bubbles.

Just relax. Watch the clear, glassy bubbles dance and drift away towards wherever the wind takes them.

Remember them

I will always remember feeling pride and peace in my heart, knowing I live in a country where there are brave souls willing to valiantly protect and defend the lives of others in the name of freedom. “You’re walking on hallowed ground,” our tour guide reminded us as we walked around Arlington National Cemetery. She…

Pause. Listen to something smooth and breezy.

15 Smooth Jazz Artists for a Relaxing Day It’s smooth and breezy, calm and easy. Call it “elevator music” if you want but for me, smooth jazz—a subgenre of jazz music—can easily put your heart and mind at ease or let your soul move and groove to the untroubled and flowing sounds of the saxophone,…

Live simply

  Easy, straightforward, effortless, minimal, simple: The fresh, clean and liberating feeling of not having any makeup on your face. The elegance of wearing a black dress and your favorite high heel shoes for a glamorous night out. An old fashioned doughnut minus the sprinkles, glaze or candy bits. Using a Crockpot to make savory…

Look closer

  I was at a small local art gallery last fall when I walked by this stunning stained-glass window. I was completely captivated and stood there for a moment, admiring the rich, vibrant colors casting a soft glow of natural light from outside. After taking a picture, I started to walk away when I noticed…

Breathe

After looking back through memories of the past year and looking forward to special moments, plans, goals and dreams for the New Year, remember to take a deep breath. Breathe, then completely let go of what was not meant to be this past year—mistakes made, relationships that have ended, or decisions that caused unfavorable results….

Pause. Come out and play.

  Need a break during the day? Get up, head out and do something outdoors. Fresh air never hurt anyone. It’s guaranteed to give you an energy boost. Play ball with a friend, go on a bike ride, or simply sit at the park bench while eating an ice cream cone. Take a walk to…

Pause. Have some dessert.

  When life gets tough or you’re having a rough day, take a sweet break. Your taste buds and soul will suddenly feel invigorated, giving you that little nudge to get up, try again, stay positive, smile and live life.  It’s a sweet reminder that everything’s going to be alright. A slice of pie brings…

Pause. Find color and joy where you are.

We all live in a colorful world.  You don’t have to wait for a rainbow to appear in the sky.  We don’t need to travel far to see something amazing. All you have to do is look up and look around where you are at any given moment.   You can’t help but smile when…

Pause. Listen to the Rain.

  We had our first rainfall of the season today and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve always loved hearing the pitter-patter of rain on the rooftops, the window, and on my umbrella as I walk in the rain. There’s something soothing about the gentle, but steady drops of rain.  It starts at a…

Pause. Remember 9/11.

  Today, take time to pause for a moment of silence—and remember. Remember those who lost their lives and those who gave their lives to save others. For a few moments, hold them close to your heart and silently remember them with what brings your spirit peace—whether it’s a quiet thought, a prayer, or extending a…