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Insights From the Road: Getting Started–Maybe

Covid has changed our lives in so many ways.  It has made us think differently about life, and even about how we live life. Some of you might remember my articles called Insights. I am shifting my direction, not that what I shared with you before is not important—it is...

Insights: How to Have a Grateful Holiday

It is that time of year again—the holidays are upon us. Who knew this time last year that we would have gone through all we have this year, and that we would be wondering if we should be spending time with our friends and family this holiday season. Do...

Insights: A Wedding to Remember

One of the happiest days of my life happened last weekend: My daughter got married.  Yes, a COVID wedding with all the precautions. They actually have very cool masks for the bride and groom and of course I had to get one of those as well. I am not sure...

Insights: Experiencing Life

Have you ever had an experience where what you were looking at was so incredible you could not take it all in? Last weekend I decided to do a last-minute trip to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The weather was still in the 80s so it...

Insights: Moving Through Life

So often people act surprised at the challenges we face in life. This of course creates more pain. Pain truly is part of life and always will be. We have not been guaranteed an easy time. Many difficult things can happen in a life time. As I wrote in my...

Insights: The Choice

Finding myself complaining about the heat this past week, I had to stop myself and come back to asking myself the question, ‘Shelly, is this really an issue?’ Of course, the answer was no. It brought me back to the idea to stop complaining, controlling and judging what is outside...

Insights: Creating Purpose Through Baking

Baking is one of my favorite things to do. However, eating my baking is what gets me in trouble—I eat too much of it! Therefore, my neighbors often inherit these goodies, and they love it. Of course, they are more than happy to indulge in my baking. I think I...

Insights: Our Profound Experience Brings Unanswered Questions

Who is not feeling some form of stress right now? Who knew we would be going through such a profound experience in our lifetimes? Anxiety and depression is at an all-time high, not just for the fear of getting COVID-19. What people fear more is the unknown—the unknown of what...

Insights: Good Morning!

Who does not like waking up in the morning feeling like they have slept like a baby, with the sun peeking through the blinds, while they slowly return to the world by gently stretching their arms above their head with a smile on their face, ready for another beautiful...

Insights: Let’s Play

As we go through this quarantine, I am seeing more people slowing down and connecting more, even if it is through zoom or facetime. Couples are talking and playing games together; they have not done something like this for 20 years. Children are talking more to their parents and watching...