When is the last time you went dancing?  There’s no right or wrong way to shake that booty—and doing it might very well be the health boost you need.   I think that dance can be such a mentally healthy activity for anyone.  Besides the physical health benefits, dance provides a mental health boost as […]


The hum of conversation clinking glasses -coffee cups The buzz of the grinder People rushing – people resting conversation and solitude The local coffee spot whitewashed, shiplapped old hardwoods with a story to tell I sit alone I search for an eye, maybe  a smile waiting, hoping, searching I see…Mothers and daughters friends and lovers […]

Meditation – Exercise for the Brain

  The word meditation can immediately conjure images of Buddhist monks in saffron robes or new-age beatniks in clouds of incense — which isn’t necessarily untrue. But meditation doesn’t have to be about religion or even spirituality, really. Meditation is about training your brain to bring your thoughts and feelings into awareness; it’s about examining […]


Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved […]

Stress Management

OUT OF DIFFICULTIES GROW MIRACLES.  Jean de la Bruyere We all struggle with change, stress and difficulties in life. Things happen unexpectedly every day.  What matters most however, is how we person react to change. Some people seem to be better than others at dealing with life’s inevitable changes and all the unexpected things that happen. […]


Yesterday began Lent in the Christian faith.  Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. It’s the forty days before Easter.  Ash Wednesday usually begins with a service where we recognize our mortality, repent of our sins, and return […]