Posted in Inspiring Quotes, Personal Wellness, Relaxation

Spring is Right Around a Corner

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Here we are at the end of February and today is a beautiful, sunny, yet chilly day. When you think that Spring is never going to get here, suddenly you see something that makes you think “Spring is Right Around the Corner.”

While walking around our garden, I noticed that our daffodils are peeking out of the ground!!! I was so excited that I had to take a picture. Even though it is a little early, it means that Spring will be here soon!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, here is to Springing into Spring!!!!! Hope you have a fantastic Saturday!!

Posted in Goal Setting, Health, Inspiring Quotes, Personal Wellness, Positive Thinking, Self-Esteem

Happy First Week of February!!!

Since this blog is about wellness, one thing for certain is that when you’re disorganized, it causes stress in your life. Stress causes a negative ripple effect in your health and mood. Physical issues such as high blood pressure, risk of stroke and heart attacks, obesity and diabetes are just a few. In terms of mood, stress can increase a person’s level of anxiety and symptoms of depression. How to become organized is a part of the puzzle that will alleviate stress.

One tip that may help is the simple process of writing things down. For me, I use a planner to help manage my week, write down things that I need to do and specific things that I need to remember. Using a planner to map out what meals you want to make for the week or times to exercise can in itself decrease stress.

I actually have this one section in my planner that I’m thinking of using it for a brainstorming page for things for my business, my blog, new recipe ideas and so on. Other ideas include writing down short terms goals that you want to focus on whether it be for the month, the week or just for that day.

One thing to keep in mind is a great quote:

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

So, here’s to getting your gel pens out and writing things down!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted in Crafting and Cooking, Inspiring Quotes, My Recipes, Positive Thinking, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Wellness

Welcoming Fall!

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There is a little crisp feeling in the air today and I thought to myself….”ahh, the beginning of ย fall.” ย I absolutely love the fall and all the feelings that the start of a new season brings. ย I immediately start thinking about fall recipes, pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, crocheting scarves, the leaves changing colors and so on. ย I start putting up the fall decorations, search my recipe file for my favorite soup recipes and pumpkin recipes. ย It is such an amazing feeling!!!

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

I also sit and think about how amazing God is and how he has created everything the surrounds us. ย So today, just take a moment to take in all that the beginnings of fall brings. ย Go outside, take a deep breath and thank God for all that he provides for us. ย Start a gratitude journal today and write down three things that you are grateful for and see how your positive thinking will increase.

So, here is to the joy that beginning of fall brings……..now go out their and enjoy it!!!

Posted in Inspiring Quotes, Personal Wellness, Positive Thinking, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Wellness

The Beauty of Morning

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“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”

~Miles Davis

I simply love the mornings and the joy in knowing that God has blessed me with another day. Each day is a new adventure and an amazing chance to be creative and help people. If you think about it, each day is a new canvas to paint or a fresh skein of yarn to crochet. It is an opportunity to wake up and think, “who can I help today” or show kindness to. New doors open with the start of a new day and the world is full of so many possibities. The trick is in seeing all the potential that each day offers you and seizing each and every moment.

So, today, seize the moment – be creative, help someone in need and see how amazing it feels!!!!

Posted in Goal Setting, Inspiring Quotes, Personal Wellness, Positive Thinking, Self-Esteem

Food for Thought – Teamwork

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One word that is commonly used is the word teamwork. Most people hear that word and think about sports or working on a team. The key to teamwork for me is letting people know that you not only care about their needs but that you will be there to coach and help them every step of the way. There is a part of you that needs to be selfless when you are building relationships and a team. Creating a team takes time, dedication, effort and genuine caring. Think about the impact that you can have on someone’s life by helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes it is so rewarding to help someone else and the more people you help, the more satisfying and fulfilling your life will be.