An Unwelcome Journey

Spoiler alert:  This isn't your typical seasonal posting.  There are many of you out there whose hearts are far from "merry and light."  You are dealing with losses so great and so exhausting that the flavors of your day (everyday) are sorrow and grief beyond words.  And now, I can honestly say, "I know how …

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Remedy for a Bad Day (or How to turn it around)

No HYGGE?  Just say, "PYT!" Last month I wrote a blogpost about the Danish concept of "Hygge" and how its blood pressure reducing effects can be achieved anywhere.  (HYGGE YOURSELF - January 29)  Basically, we need to learn what it means to seriously "chill."   But sometimes our best laid plans to hygge just don't pan …

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THE BEST (no kidding) Chicken Soup – Greek style

We woke up this morning to -5 degrees F and 7" of snow on the ground.  Lovely.  No really, beautiful ...but COLD!  I had high hopes of breaking out the skiis but opted instead to stay inside and make chicken soup.  Tomorrow will be a ski day. When we lived in Crete, a Greek neighbor …

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HYGGE YOURSELF

Imagine yourself taking a much-needed break away from the busyness and stress that everyday life dishes out. Not a break in the sense of a destination or vacation. Just a few moments or hours where you can relish in the moment of well-being and calmness. It doesn’t have to be at an expensive spa or …

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Small Bites – Appetizers for life

Last week I challenged myself and you to intentionally practice good heart and soul nutrition.  When I shared my plan with my daughter, she looked at me incredulously and said, "Well, that may work for you, but I seriously don't have time for anything.  I'm barely keeping my head above water."  She is a full …

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From Crete to Colorado

“The only place we have to see before we die is the place of seeing God.  And His presence is everywhere for those who slow to see.” Ann Voskamp   Welcome to my new blog!  After I retired my five year blog, Cretan Chronicles (www.cretanchronicles.wordpress.com), it wasn’t much later that I began to get the …

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