Mindfulness. What does that mean? Here is the definition: “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” I have been working on being mindful lately. It is not an easy task as i am used… Continue reading Mindfulness
As I walked my grandson to school today I listened to him talk about school, his classmates and the upcoming baseball season. He had all types of questions for me, which I love, I love seeing his expression on his face and how he likes to debate me on my answers! It had got me… Continue reading Healing by Helping
Last week was so cold, all of Chicago was frozen. If you were one of the brave souls out there that attempted to go to work, it was a ghost town. In true Chicago fashion, by the end of the week we were in the 50's and feeling spring fever. The groundhog did not see… Continue reading 6 more weeks of winter!
The polar vortex had come to Chicago. We had lots of snow overnight and into the rush hour with lots of blowing snow and that is leading into some record setting lows (-13 for a high on Wednesday). This is definitely time to get cozy in our homes! I have stocked up on the tea… Continue reading Temps are Dropping
I love to garden and the planting season in the spring. I love when everything starts to bloom - What a wonderful time of year. This year to continue my love of gardening i have added 2 houseplants to my decor. Growing up i watched my mom take care of her house plants. She… Continue reading Benefits of HousePlants