How To Give Yourself a Makeover – From the Inside Out

Ever feel like you could use a mental makeover?

I love those makeover shows you see on TV. You know, the ones where they take someone who looks sort of plain and drab and instantly transform them into a real hottie. We ooh and aah over the before and after photos, amazed by what a little makeup and the right outfit can do for […]

Get Tranquil In 30 Seconds – 3 Steps To Inner Calm

Listen to the depths of your inner calm

I don’t know about you, but my must do list seems overwhelming at times. Do this, do that, get it all done . . . it’s endless! There are times when I could use a quick splash of tranquility, a few precious moments to restore my positive well-being. Earlier in my life I didn’t think […]

5 Things We Can Do Instead of Worry

Your mind will always suggest something to worry about – if you let it

Worry, worry, worry . . . Sometimes I find myself turning into a worrywart. I start ruminating on the shouldas, couldas, wouldas rather than enjoying what’s going on right now in the moment. Or, maybe I’m playing the good old what if game: “What if it rains on Saturday and spoils our outdoor plans?” “What […]

What We Can Learn From Lizards About Managing Stress

Gecko Relaxing

I hope you don’t think this is weird, but there are lizards scattered all around my house. No, not live ones, but cute little critters who serve a very real purpose – to remind me of the balmy tropics. Nestled amongst my hodgepodge of island decor you’ll spot these: A little stuffed multi-colored lizard basking […]

If Palm Trees Aren’t Perfect, Why Do We Try To Be?

Forget about imperfections

Sometimes I look in the mirror and think, “Who is that old lady?!?” Seriously, though, how I feel on the inside doesn’t always resonate with how I “think” I look on the outside. I admit to being somewhat of a perfectionist. At times, I obsess over having things “just right.” I’m not sure where this […]