Life is a Balancing Act

Nastasia Lukin on the Balance Beam.
Nastasia Lukin on the Balance Beam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 it is with life.

To live a balanced life we make subtle changes as required.  At first there may be very big, noticeable changes.  But as time goes on the shifts become so natural and so much a part of daily life we may not even notice them.


Thought for Today

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord (Photo credit: SweetCapture)

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward

Oh goody-goody a present!

Christmas gifts.
Christmas gifts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have just published  my new e-book Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday   It includes non-food celebration ideas, menu planning, cooking and baking tips along with over 20 recipes emphasizing whole foods with gluten-free, dairy free, low-fat and reduced sugar options.

Out of gratitude for the support and encouragement of friends, family and blog followers I am making this e-book available free for a limited time.  To receive yours go to Smashwords now and enter Coupon Code: ZF38M when you get to checkout. This special offer will end on November 14th.  This e-book will still be available after the 14th but it will no longer be free.

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Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.  — Rogene Robbins, Espirational,

It Really Does Take a Village — Bonnie Estes

kids coming from the school!
kids coming from the school! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t you get tired of hearing people claim everything they own and have accomplished is their own doing with no help from anyone?  It does take a village to raise a child and to keep adults on track.   Bonnie Estes was part of the village that raised me.

Miss Estes was my grade school principal.  She lived across the street from the school and took great pride not only in “her school,” but also in “her kids.”  While I guess you would call Miss Estes “strict” by today’s standards she was also kind.  She kept track of us long after graduation and took pride in our accomplishments.

Why do I remember Miss Estes who passed on long ago?  She taught me one woman can make a difference, and I will never forget.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is approaching and this is a perfect time to stop and count our blessings and express gratitude for and to family, friends, health, material blessings, the earth, God, the Universe. Some families have a tradition of holding hands around the Thanksgiving table while each person says what they are thankful for, but an attitude of gratitude does not have to be limited to Thanksgiving.

Today I am grateful for the love and support of my wonderful best friend and husband Bob.


What are you grateful for today?

– A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul.

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