• cabin fever, log cabin, cabin
    Health and Self-Care,  Life,  Mental Health,  Miscellaneous

    Prescription for Cabin Fever

    Experiencing a bit of cabin fever? Government restrictions related to the coronavirus bugging you? Looking for a quick cure for cabin fever? Keep reading!  Today we bring an expert to the blog to share tips for coping with cabin fever. Our expert has four years or more under her belt of being confined. Chronic pain has been her nemesis, but her tips will apply as well to cabin fever patients. Here’s a list of helpful tips and hints for coping with the frustrating symptoms associated with cabin fever: Grab a good book and start reading. Need help finding a book? Check out book descriptions and reviews on Goodreads. Do a…

  • kindness, giving, gifts, hands, flowers
    Quotes,  Social Issues

    Kindness :: A Word for Us All in 2020

    An infusion of kindness throughout our individual lives and relationships, our cities, towns, country, and the world is needed. I came across these words from Albert Schweitzer recently. They offer wisdom and hope in considering how we can spread kindness.   Think for a moment about evaporating the angst, hatred, racism, and prejudice at work in today’s world.   Featured Image Attribution: The Extraordinary Businesswoman

  • sunflower, sunflower field, blue sky, yellow
    Gardening,  Nature


      There is no friend like the old friend, who has shared our morning days, No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise: Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.   ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Sunflowers draw their energy and warmth from the sun. That one fact prevents us from growing them on our property. Living in a shady, forested mini-wood has its drawbacks. Yet, sunflowers bring cheer, energy, brightness, and good feelings whether growing in your yard or neighboring field, or in a vase on a table in your living room or…

  • Miscellaneous,  Self-care,  Writing Life

    What I’m Learning About Self-Care | Writer’s Perspective (Part 1)

    The term "self-care" has been on the lips of many for some time, but not as often as since the election of 2016. In the days and months following, many were angry, frustrated, discouraged, depressed even. Self-care was the pathway for many to place those emotions on a shelf. Putting the election aside, I want to look at self-care from a writer's perspective. Based on my working and writing life experiences, I'll share bad choices I made in caring for myself. Over the last 14 months have had time to ruminate over the past and how it played a part in my current situation.