Life is a Balancing Act

I have learned in my own life that achieving physical, mental and spiritual balance is possible but not a once and for all kind of thing.  It is more like walking a balance beam. If you watch a gymnast you will notice she makes subtle shifts in balance to stay on the beam.  So itContinue reading “Life is a Balancing Act”

It’s National Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day was the idea of Mrs. Becky Mattson, who started the effort in the 1970’s to make this a National day.  In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day. Do you have good neighbors?  Let them know.  Are you a goodContinue reading “It’s National Good Neighbor Day”

One Size Does Not Fit All

We are bombarded with messages from popular media telling us to do this or not do that. While we would all like to find a perfect one size fits all solution or have someone else tell us how to live, that is not how life works. Life is a journey and we learn the wayContinue reading “One Size Does Not Fit All”

Happy Accidents

I  still love watching reruns of The Joy of Painting with the late Bob Ross on PBS.  Bob was not only a painter and teacher, he was also a philosopher and nature lover.  One of his favorite sayings was, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.“ Learning anything new becomes overwhelming if you are afraidContinue reading “Happy Accidents”