That Was Then And This Is Now

With all the New Year’s planning, goal setting, and hoopla finished – how is it all working out for you? Hopefully, you are well on your way to developing some new habits or at least courageously moving in a positive direction towards them.   Whether your resolutions were major or minor, January remains the month with a hopefulContinue reading “That Was Then And This Is Now”

Christmas Cheer

The very word “Christmas” brings joy. That is why everyone says, Merry Christmas! Christmas brings forth a spirit of peace, the gladness of hope and the warmth of love to the world. Some “Christmas Cheer” to pocket as you run here, there and everywhere over the next couple of busy weeks. I call it aContinue reading “Christmas Cheer”

Blue Ridge Mountains Natural Treasures

The scenic landscapes of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains is ever-changing and simply beautiful. Where blue mist hovers over the mountain tops and the evenings are ushered to a close by sky hues of pinks and purples. The trees put the “blue” in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released in the atmosphere, thereby contributingContinue reading “Blue Ridge Mountains Natural Treasures”

North Carolina Mountains “Leaf Season”

The Great Smoky Mountains are famous for the beautiful color changes of the leaves in mid October every year. Thousands flock to the high country to catch a glimpse of the spectacular hues of oranges, reds, yellows, olives, and purples. Fall festivals are in full swing, porches are picturesque with hay, pumpkins and cornstalks, and hay ridesContinue reading “North Carolina Mountains “Leaf Season””


Most of us remember the phrase, “did curiosity kill the cat”? And what happened to Jack when he climbed the gigantic beanstalk? Do you think his courage to climb a mysterious gigantic tree and ultimately end up in a giant’s house, changed him? Absolutely! Many of us abandon our curiosity when we become adults, leaving behindContinue reading “Curiosity”

10 Random Acts Of Kindness

If you are like me, when you encounter exceptionally nice people, or people who seem particularly gentle and thoughtful to others, you might take a mental note. I notice these type of exchanges at random times and places.  I am not referring to times of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or just chaotic events, but just simple acts ofContinue reading “10 Random Acts Of Kindness”