5 Blogs to Follow week of October 27-November 02

Wow another month is almost over, where did that time go? Halloween is just around the corner and then for those of us living in Canada, we will be on the countdown to Christmas and don’t ya just know I’ve been looking at sites and pins regarding Christmas already 🙂  Continue reading 5 Blogs to Follow week of October 27-November 02

Anyone up for NaNoWriMo ??

Post by my friend and fellow blogger from : You Can Always Start Now

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  It is also a non-profit that supports, encourages and inspires writers of all ages and experience.  Writing is a solitary event, but for the month of November you become part of a worldwide community of writers, all with the goal to write a 50,000 word novel within the calendar month of November. Continue reading Anyone up for NaNoWriMo ??

5 Tips for Feeling Healthy

Healthy woman jumping on the beach


Try these easy changes to boost your mood and your health.

1. Exercise is the best

The best way to feel happy, healthy and fit is to exercise. There is no substitute. Research shows that exercise will boost your mood, help you to sleep better and increase your self-esteem. This is partially due to the release of endorphins in your body as you workout. Endorphins decrease our sense of pain and increase our happiness and sense of pleasure.

If you want your mood to go up, increase your exercise. Working out doesn’t mean 60 minutes or 0; all or nothing. Working out to a ten minute app on your phone is still exercise. Start somewhere.

2. Put good food in your stomach

Ninety percent of serotonin is made in your gut. Serotonin is the chemical that makes you happy. That means, whatever you are putting into your body, could impact your mood. Do your best to stay away from frequenting antibiotics, processed foods and high sugar and carb diets. Healthy habits like taking walks, doing yoga, avoiding “toxic” people and eliminating negative self-talk will all help to minimize stress.

3. Find true peace of mind

How do we find true peace of mind? Try making a list of your values and see if you are actually living them. Are you worrying over little things in your life? Are you over scheduled? Your kids over scheduled? Take a look at your day-to-day worries and see if there are a few things you can easily cut out, that will give you more free time (and more peace of time).

4. Don’t compare yourself to others

A great way to feel healthy is to stay in tune with your body and its needs. When we compare ourselves to others, we focus our time and energy on trying to be something that our body and mind might not actually want us to be. As we compare ourselves to others we are giving ourselves a very unrealistic and skewed perception of reality. This can decrease confidence and even lead to depressive symptoms. Instead, work on becoming more self-aware. Reflect on your values, your goals, your current life situation and begin creating a realistic plan to get you where you are trying to go.

5. Dress your mood up

Of course, there are days when you want to cuddle up in yoga pants or sweats and just relax. Quite frankly, I think you should do that. However, don’t let this dress style be your only style. I know that the day-to-day routine can be boring or nothing exciting might be going on, but dress up anyway.

At least twice a week, wear something that makes you feel pretty or handsome. The way we dress and feel in our own skin makes an impact our confidence and our attitude about our day. There is nothing like a new dress, a great hair day, or a nice suit to lift your spirits.

Dress up your body, dress up your mood.

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5 Blogs to Follow this week – October 20-27

5 Blogs to Follow this week – October 20-27

I have had so much fun this week searching for new blogs – and as you know there are no shortage of wonderfully creative people out in this big ol’ world but here are the 5 that caught my eye this week: Continue reading 5 Blogs to Follow this week – October 20-27

Apples, Apples and MORE Apples – what to do with all those apples???


When we moved into the house in mid-summer, I was so ecstatic to find out we had a producing apple tree in the backyard. I had no idea (still don’t) what kind of apples it would give us. I was assuming they would be crab apples and I would be able to make some grab apple jelly, which excited me. However, in speaking to one of our neighbors they advised us that the apples that the tree produced were quite big and were pretty good eating apples (happy, happy, joy, joy – I think I actually did the dance).  They proceeded to tell us that the previous owners didn’t use the apples and that they picked enough last year to make 16 apple pies. Continue reading Apples, Apples and MORE Apples – what to do with all those apples???

Reusing Keuriq K-Cups

This post was originally featured on my first blog HeyThere Girlie in July 2013, (it has been updated)…

Reusing Keuriq K-Cups

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Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie

Please welcome my latest “Guest Blogger” Amelia P …..have a read and please feel free to leave comments!!


If you peruse my bookcase you won’t find much fiction, but you will find self-help, spiritual and reference books.  Kindles or Kobos are not for me.  I like the feel and weight of a book in my hands and on my lap.  So when asked to blog, well it was either travel or books.  So I thought I’d introduce you, or maybe re-introduce you, to a few friends.  I’ll start with Sark.

 Sark wants us to find and explore our succulent wild selves!!  A few titles of her work are Succulent Wild Woman,  The Bodacious Book of Succulence and Living Juicy.  Her books are interactive.  Asking questions from what are you glad about, to learning about jealousy.  A snippet from The Bodacious Book of Succulence  “Studying feelings is a way to understand how we operate, where they come from, and how to hold them…….We have the right to our feelings and can practice at letting them flow through us.”

Questions from Sark “Have you every kept a feelings journal?  How would you start?”.  Check out her web site and books.


Let me know your favorite books that speak to you!    Amelia P

Please send your comments, that would be A Wandaful Thing!!!