We all need to take time to Relax

  In a vintage 70’s commercial for Calgon bath and beauty products a woman wearing a fluffy pink robe is seen in a chaotic home scenario. As the phone is ringing, children are fighting and the dog is barking, she utters the slogan “Calgon take me away”….The next scene shows her relaxing in a bath in a quiet solitude. She recognized her limit. Some stress …

Seasons of a woman’s life

A woman’s life reflects the seasons Of our Earth beyond all reasons A life divided as four acre plots In the garden of time she draws her lots   In the Spring of youth she learns to sing And creates life aided by her angels wings In Spring she plants a garden fair And love and life are everywhere   Summers beauty and the future …

A June Bride

A June Bride “Oh, they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life; and the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweetheart for a wife.” This line from the 1954 musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” reinforces the tradition of being a “June Bride.”  June nuptials are practical in that the season of summer is ideal for beautiful outdoor ceremonies …

The Sentimental Gardener

She walks through her gardens at dawn and admires the beauty that hard work and many calloused hands have lovingly cultivated. In her imagination for several seasons now she has laboriously mapped out each garden zone in dedication to a loved one or special family dear to her heart. At the entry of each of the outdoor rooms she pauses in reflective grace.  On this …

Breaking Bread

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” -W.C. Fields We give food a lot of power. From holiday get-togethers to casual gatherings many of our favorite memories involve food. Breaking bread with others boosts our spirits and hopefully always be part of human story.  In certain settings sharing a meal with others provides the ability to forge relationships and celebrate, …

May Day – A Time To Plant Mental Motivational Seeds

In ancient times, people in the Northern hemisphere, set aside May 1st to celebrate spring. The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers.  May 1st was then considered the first day of summer. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and May Day changed into a popular secular celebration. Perhaps the …