True hospitality comes from the heart, and is not the product of ostentatious and expensive material surroundings. Eleanor Roosevelt Opening your nest to friends and relatives during the holiday season should not be a stressful ordeal. You can make your home party ready and still have a great time by following my five tips: 1. Don't [...]
Do You Need a Time Out from Cancer?
Happy almost New Year! As we move forward into 2015, I'm wishing you all the best for the New Year. I hope you have exciting plans and opportunities for the New Year. For me, I'm thrilled to share a piece of good news: I'm now writing for CURE as a featured contributor. My first article, offering tips for quieting [...]
Time to Settle In & Get Cozy!
All of a sudden, I'm feeling the need to slow down and get cozy. Of course, that means hot chocolate, marshmallows, a comfy throw and my favorite holiday movies. What brings you comfy, cozy happiness? Whatever it is, make sure to allow yourself to luxuriate in it this holiday season. Don't think of it as goofing [...]
Meditation Monday – Zentangle ® Art
Like most adults, I am convinced I cannot draw. I can doodle, however, and that is the beauty of the Zentangle art form and method, which a fellow cancer survivor introduced me to last week. This isn't mindless doodling, it's doodling with focus, but without intent. You don't have a plan and there are no [...]
The Joy of Books Comes Alive
If you relish the joy of holding a real book in your hands, don't miss this amazing stop-motion animation by Sean Ohlenkamp. Let me know if you agree with the statement at the end of this short and immensely delightful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8 Survival > Existence, Debbie Image courtesy of Hannah Swithinbank Comments Hello Debbie, Sat, 09/06/2014 [...]
This is What the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is All About
If you're on Facebook even a little bit, you've seen video after video of people dumping ice buckets over their heads. The ALS ice bucket challenge is the internet craze of the summer. The rules are a bit murky, but it appears that once challenged, you have 24 hours to donate to ALS and/or pour [...]
Love & Family & Building an Amazing Life from a Place of Gratitude
If you're in the USA, I hope you enjoy the three-day 4th of July weekend. There is a special place in my heart for small town 4th of July parades and fireworks. They bring me back to my youth and are just the sweetest things. Which, in addition to the fact that I just celebrated [...]