Gratitude as an Antidote for Holiday Stress

For many, the time between November and the beginning of the New Year is a time of increased output. We spend a great deal of time and resources preparing for and celebrating holidays. It can be “the most wonderful time of the year” AND a real recipe for exhaustion. It seems like everywhere you look…

Change Just Ahead sign on desert road

Are You Growing Tomatoes in the Shade?

My neighbor has a green thumb. Her yard is filled with beautiful flowers, mature trees, well-trimmed bushes, and her grass resembles a plush green carpet. There are bird feeders, bird houses, and bird baths. It is serene. Yet, I am puzzled year after year by the location of the vegetable garden. Why are the tomatoes…

Saying “No” Now to Avoid Resentment Later

Saying “No” Now to Avoid Resentment Later

We have all over-committed at one time or another. It can happen by accident, of course. However, if you notice your automatic answer is generally “yes,” it might be time to reevaluate your resources before taking on any further commitments. Accurately assessing what you are able to give can allow you to do so generously…