finding peace

when we find peace in ourselves, we find peace all around us often times we focus so much on the negative we loose sight of the good and soon find ourselves stressed & overwhelmed. here are a few things we can do for ourselves to find peace in each day: meditate - taking 10 minutes…

falling down

"We fall down, to get back up" There are good days, great days, and really dark days. There are no "okay, so this day kinda sucks" days. Flipping into a manic state is, well, it's not pretty. It's like a disease without a cure, it's not my fault I have the disease, there is nothing…

Unplug

For the past 12 days I have practiced unplugging from the social media world. I'll admit, this wasn't an easy task but I was able to successfully limit my screen time to under 2 hours a day. Although social media connects us to millions around the globe, it can also disconnect us from what's healthy.…

Live Your Truth

Write Your Truth I saw this quote this morning on Instagram and it really hit close to home. Life is not like an instagram profile! It's messy and most days like a rollercoaster. As much as I love my instagram layout and keeping things light & airy with a touch of organic, I have to admit…

Flourish

Flourish { flour•ish } to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way   Often we get so wrapped up in our daily routines that we let life get the best of us. We loose sense of ourselves, our goals, our faith and our patience. There are so many ways to get re-centered and…

Give thanks

There is always, always something to be thankful for   As we enter day 12 of the November 30 Day Challenge I can't help but think about all the days past that I have not taken the time to reflect on what I am grateful for. Don't get me wrong, I have felt gratitude for…

New Mexico by morning

Have you ever packed up your family and headed down a 5+ hour road trip to another state just for fun? No? You're missing out! Last minute road trips to a new & unknown destination are the BEST!  Our family decided we just didn't experience enough snow in sunny South Texas. So, New Mexico was…

Tea Time

Green tea, black tea, chamomile, earl grey, hibiscus, so many choices and all packed with many health benefits. You can guarantee that when entering our home you'll immediately inhale the sweet aroma of emerald green or the stout aroma of earl grey. Most days we skip the coffee and opt for a warm cup of…

Time for a change

It was December 9, 2017 and the family was all decked out in their best. The boys in boots & ties, our daughter in her lace evening dress and the hubby in his leather vest and cowboy hat. We were down to the last five minutes of "we need to get on the road now!"…

A new year

Ah, it's that time again.... Once the count down is over, the kisses have landed and the champagne has run dry, it's time to once again set unrealistic goals. The good ol' new year's resolution craze ~ Why do we set these ridiculous high standards for ourselves? Don't we realize that we are adding more…