Mindfulness

What is mindfulness and how does one practice it? The basic definition is being aware and being present in the moment. As a culture, we tend not to be present in the moment. We always have a million and one things on our minds. We have kids, parents, work, friends, extracurricular activities of our own…

Spring Time

Here in Massachusetts, we are three days into spring and we’ve had fabulous sunny weather, a snowstorm that caused a two hour delay, and then warmer weather today. It’s kind of how I am feeling about my life right now, at least with regards to my career. I have been bouncing back and forth between wanting a new…

Magic Wand Question

Recently a Facebook friend asked me a question, “If you could wave a magic wand and money and time were no issue, what would you do?”. I thought long and hard about it, and I finally came up with my answer. I had thought about this before, but not as an answer to this exact…

Green Smoothies

I finally bought a few books that I have been wanting on Amazon. I bought a coloring book that goes along with the Farmer’s Wife Quilt book I have, “Sitting Like A Frog”, my friend Kathryn Costa’s new mandala boo (pre-ordered), and “Simple Green Smoothies”. I have had “Simple Green Smoothies” in my cart for…

Scrapbooking

I was thinking about scrapbooking today and how important it can be in a person’s life. While I was in grad school, I wrote a paper on the therapeutic benefits of scrapbooking and was able to use research from other on the benefits of scrapbooking with caregivers. My focus was using scrapbooking as a therapeutic…