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College And Cars

Lifestyle By March 16, 2015 No Comments

When our oldest son first started college, he inherited the family mini-van and mom, that would be me, got a new car. As our next in line is approaching graduation at the end of this school year, we are faced with this past car situation repeating itself. With both sons going to college and driving their own vehicles, our home will soon have the appearance of a small used car lot. Also, when my husband and I did our financial planning for our children’s future college needs, we overlooked something as obvious as the transportation needs our sons would have.


The Long And Happy Life Of The Mindful Meditator

Lifestyle By February 13, 2015 No Comments

I like holistic medicine. I believe that nature and the natural design of my body are bent toward healing as the body’s natural survival response and the natural evolutionary process. Much of my focus has always been outward on things such as herbs and aromatherapy. When I begin to think inwardly, what type of holistic treatment would apply? I come up with meditation.


Defy The Chair

Lifestyle By January 25, 2015 No Comments

I sit. I sit a lot. It seems I am at my computer all day long pecking away at the keys only getting up when I can’t hold it any longer and then I go sit on the toilet. I go back to the computer to sit and peck until I get hungry. Then I go to the kitchen, fix something to eat, then sit down to eat my meal. What if I could put all this sitting around to good use and multi-task in a novel way?  I could sit, work and exercise all at the same time. These are some of the exercises I could do while sitting on my fanny:


Teenage Grief And Meditation

Lifestyle By December 22, 2014 No Comments

I’m always looking for ways to help my children and some of my ideas reflect my hippie past. I have recently been trying to get my youngest son engaged in meditation. He is a perfectionist and sets very high standards for himself.  You may say to yourself, “What a great kid! Why worry?” Well, because he sets such high standards, he often won’t ask for help when he needs it. He feels if he can’t learn based on the classroom structure, then it’s his fault and he should just take what grade he gets. This means that quite often, when he is struggling with a subject, he suffers anxiety attacks. Hence mom’s advice of trying meditation.