Fun and Easy Ways to Shine your Light: Be Nice

When you read todays topic you may have thought, REALLY?  Do we need to be reminded of this during the holidays? Well apparently we do.  It seems that each year during November and December we start hearing about things like brawls at the mall with people fighting over particular items that may be in shortContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine your Light: Be Nice”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Did Somebody Say Cookies?

Yes, it’s National Cookie Day, just in time for the holidays.  Time to get started or at least start planning your holiday cookie baking.  Maybe even time to think about hosting a cookie exchange. I love cookie exchanges because you can get as simple or fancy with this as you want.  The basics are thatContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Did Somebody Say Cookies?”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Think Good Thoughts

We create our reality with our thoughts, so make them good ones.  You have to work at this folks, but it is well worth the effort.  Remember it’s not what happens to us, it’s how we think about and react to it that matters.  We make our world heaven or hell through our thoughts.  Continue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Think Good Thoughts”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Continue Your Spiritual Practice

It is important that we continue on our regular spiritual path during the holidays.  Do not let your daily practices get lost in the busyness of the season.  Continue to make time each day to meditate, pray, read from sacred texts or devotional materials and any other spiritual practices that are a regular part ofContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Continue Your Spiritual Practice”

This Little Light of Mine…

I’m going to let it shine. But shining our light in the world can be difficult, especially during the often frantic holiday season, can’t it?  Could you use a few ideas for fun and easy ways to let your light shine  during the holidays? Well, I’ve got them. From now until the end of DecemberContinue reading “This Little Light of Mine…”

A Healthier Holiday Meal That Still Tastes Good

As the holidays approach many of us will start planning holiday meals.  If one of your holiday traditions is spending three days in a “food coma” from overindulging stop and think, is it really worth it?  Is it really enough fun, to make yourself sick over? This year I would like to offer a fewContinue reading “A Healthier Holiday Meal That Still Tastes Good”

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Okay so the cookies in the picture aren’t bar cookies.  They aren’t even from the same recipe.  But my camera is not working  so I thought this photo would be better than none at all.  You will have to imagine soft, cake like bars with that pumpkin-chocolate goodness.  Sounds good doesn’t it? Chocolate Chip PumpkinContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars”

Positive Thinking Day

Today, September 13 is Positive Thinking Day.  No surprise I latched onto this one, right?  One truth in this world that I do know is that we all create our own reality with our thoughts.  You really are what you think, so we all really want to be careful of what we let into ourContinue reading “Positive Thinking Day”

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Oh yes it is.  But at my house every day is cookie day and one of our favorites is chocolate chip.  I live with a Cookie Monster.  Whenever Bob walks by freshly baked c0okies cooling on the counter at least a few get devoured.  I usually have homemade cookies on hand, at least in the freezer. Of courseContinue reading “It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day”

National Ice Cream Day

It’s National Ice Cream Day.  But what do you do if you cannot eat the sugar, dairy or eggs in regular ice cream for health reasons? No More Ice Cream?  Oh No!!!! What does an ice cream lover do when forced to give up sugar, dairy and eggs for health reasons? Well, in my case theContinue reading “National Ice Cream Day”