My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self

My younger brother turns 30 tomorrow.  It’s so weird to think about…wow.  We used to play this game when he was really little – there’s nine years between us – where I would say, “When you’re 16, I’ll be 25!” ” When you’re 21, I’ll be 30!” “When you’re 30, I’ll be 39!”  Gosh, didContinue reading “My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self”

An Old Guy on Grief

I came across this article a few days ago when someone posted it on Facebook. A woman had lost her friend, and she was reaching out online to ask how to deal with grief.  On reddit.com, she wrote, “My friend just died.  I don’t know what to do.”  While she received many answers and aContinue reading “An Old Guy on Grief”

Small Joys

Wanted to share this great blog entry from Ashley Forrer Wellness.  She has some great suggestions for small things to add to your daily routine to continue to bring more joy to your day.  Enjoy! ———————————— Happy Friday! I wanted to close out the week by sharing a few things I’ve been adding in smallContinue reading “Small Joys”

Do Less Today

I often find myself rushing around trying to get more into my day.  Thinking ahead two or three or more steps, maybe even thinking two days ahead, I forget to just stop and smell the roses for a second, abandoning the present moment. One of the many reasons I love my job as a massageContinue reading “Do Less Today”

Practice Gratitude

I volunteered to lead a group about gratitude for young people in our local 4-H.  I’m a real ideas and development person so I was super-fired up thinking of all kinds of fun ways to present the topic.  I was going to rock this subject! Then I went through a phase of thinking, wait, maybeContinue reading “Practice Gratitude”

You Have a Gift

Yes, you! Some people are born with an amazing talent that they can develop and share with the world, like singing, dancing, acting, leading, creating Power Point docs… Others may feel like they were less endowed with talent.  They’re less likely to try out for sports, less likely to feel special in some way, lessContinue reading “You Have a Gift”