A Lump In the Mattress

I recently noticed a lump in our mattress.  You know, the one that emerges after two people sleep on each side for a matter of time, creating their own valleys in the plush-top material. This development disappointed me because it was just a year old.  We replaced our super-comfy-but-10-year-old mattress hoping that this new oneContinue reading “A Lump In the Mattress”

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”

5 Important Lessons

I came across the following video on the interwebs, through an email that had a link, that led to another a link, and then to another…you know how those web discoveries go. I’ve heard about near-death experiences (NDEs, as they’re called), and though I haven’t really dug in and followed any specific story, I’ve heardContinue reading “5 Important Lessons”

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. One of the many reasons I love my job as a massage therapist so much isContinue 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,Continue reading “You Have a Gift”