Almost everyone, at one time or another, pursues perfection — doing the best job you can, setting goals, working hard to reach them and maintaining high standards. However, perfectionism isn’t about any of this. Perfectionism is a long, maddening drive down a never-ending road for flawlessness; it provides no rest stops for mistakes, personal limitations or the changing of minds. Continue reading
“Marriage is meant to make us holy, not happy” is one of the lessons you will discover from Growing a Strong Marriage Vol. 1: Starting Strong.
Growing a Strong Marriage Vol. 1 is a DVD and book set that is designed to help couples who are newly married, and those who have been married for a while, develop strong, lasting marriages.
Remember the telephone game you played when you were little? Someone would whisper a sentence into the ear of the person next to her. That person would then pass the comment to the person next to her. The secret was whispered along to each person in the line until it reached the last person…who’d then announce what she thought was the original whispered sentence.
The Treasure of Granzella Ranch is the story about the Granzella family, owners of an olive oil business. The story’s main focus is on Sherre Granzella, a divorcee who is known as “The Fixer” of the family. After the death of her father, Sherre returns home to help save the ranch from financial ruin. As she is trying to get her life back together, help her family with the ranch and personal issues, Sherre experiences romance and the possibility of a killer in her midst. Continue reading
Stress is a huge part of our modern life. As such, there is a lot of information out in the world about how to manage your stress levels using tried and true methods such as meditation, massage, exercise, deep breathing and calming vacations. Continue reading
How do you know if you are dealing with overwhelm? What are the symptoms? The definition of overwhelm is to upset or overthrow. Symptoms of overwhelm can be physical (nail biting, clumsiness, neck ache); psychological (forgetfulness, rudeness, defensiveness); social (poor hygiene, inadequate boundaries); or spiritual (loss of sense of purpose, unsure of what’s important). Its triggers are just as individual: a deadline, a certain tone of voice, change. Continue reading
Halfa Moon starts out with Margaret (Meg) Randallman reminiscing about the circumstances surrounding the childhood kidnapping of her and her younger brother, Ray, by their self-absorbed mother Norma and her boyfriend George.
Before the kidnapping, Meg’s older sister, Laura, was tragically killed and Meg feels she is to blame and carries the guilt of her death with her throughout her young life. Continue reading
The impact of stress accumulates, and, beyond the ongoing, regular stress that comes from living in our high-impact culture, specific life events can really knock us for a loop. Even happy changes can cause bumps in the road, which we register both physically and emotionally. While we can’t eliminate stress from our lives, we can learn where our hot spots are and how to best reduce and manage the stress we do experience. Continue reading
Every day, people buy too much stuff, eat too much food, and waste away their hours chasing after happiness…to no avail. They may find excitement or satiation, but TRUE HAPPINESS still eludes them. Continue reading
|Sometimes it seems like nothing works the way it should. You have probably hit that point in your life where work was no fun, a relationship was a struggle, or you didn’t even feel comfortable in your body. At times like these, changing your life can seem overwhelming. There’s so much to do…where do you even start?|